Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser:
"He burned them. He beat them. Raped them." I feel that quivery sensation again, as if my stomach is slowly climbing into my throat. "And then he killed them."

For a moment the only sound comes from the chug, chug, chug of the generator.
This week my teaser comes from Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo. This mystery has been sitting on my TBR mountain since Oct. 5, 2010. Here is the description:
New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo delivers an electrifying thriller in which Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family.

The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm.  Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect.  Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from the English—and each other—but this crime is horribly out of the ordinary.

State agent John Tomasetti arrives on the scene to assist.  He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a volatile relationship.  They soon realize the disturbing details of this case will test their emotional limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts—and for Kate, a personal connection that is particularly hard to bear.

When she discovers a diary that belonged to one of the teenaged daughters, Kate is shocked to learn the girl kept some very dark secrets and may have been living a lurid double life.  Who is the charismatic stranger who stole the young Amish girl’s heart? Could the brother—a man with a violent past, rejected and shunned by his family and the Amish community, have come to seek out revenge?  As Kate’s outrage grows so does her resolve to find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

Topping her own bestselling debut, Linda Castillo once again immerses us in the world of the Amish with a chilling story that is both a fast-paced thriller and intriguing psychological puzzle.

6 comments:

  1. Wow what a beginning! I have an aunt who recently moved to Lancaster so my interest perked up just when I saw that mention but it looks like this would be a good book. Glad you finally pulled it off your TBR mountain and hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Sounds like a great suspense. My teaser: The Moonstone

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  3. This sounds great! I've been wanting to read this author for a long time.

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  4. Definitely sounds up my alley!

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  5. Whoa... what an aweful bloke! Nice tease

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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