The first few chapters of this book are incredibly sad A buggy is t boned and three people die, two of them children A third child clings to life To make matters worse, the victims are the family of Kate s childhood best friend You feel Kate s rage and sorrow On the personal side, Tomasetti has bought a fixer up farm house He s afraid to even tell Kate about it As he thought Kate was independent to a fault She could be closed off emotionally Like him, she lugged around a good bit of baggage She might be fearless when it came to the job, but she could be skittish when it came to their relationship An incident from Kate s past comes back to haunt her and really ratchets up the tension Hell, I felt myself getting as nervous and keyed up as Kate I just love how Castillo makes me feel all this She just draws you in Unfortunately, the wrap up of the buggy accident part of the plot is a little unbelievable I can t go into details without a spoiler, so just suffice it to say, I had issues with it Overall, an enjoyable mystery I would rate the first part of the book a strong five but the ending just a three, so averages to a four There s a bit of a cliff hanger here involving Kate s past I m looking forward to starting the next book in the series. Eine Teuflische Idee Ein G Ttlicher Plan Eine Ewige Schuld Kate Burkholders F Nfter Fall Bei Den AmischenAls Das Glei Ende Scheinwerferlicht Des Entgegenkommenden Fahrzeugs Sie Blendet, Bleibt Ihnen Nicht Einmal Mehr Die Zeit, Um Zu Schreien Auf Der Regennassen Stra E Im L Ndlichen Ohio Sterben In Dieser Nacht Drei Menschen Ein Amischer Vater Und Zwei Seiner Kinder Als Polizeichefin Kate Burkholder Die Unfallstelle Genauer Untersucht, Kommen Ihr Erste Zweifel War Das Wirklich Ein Unfall, Oder Steckt Noch Etwas Anderes Dahinter I just love this series It is one of my favorites It is full of suspense It is the 5th book in the Kate Burkholder series Its a fantastic series and you will want to start out with book 1, Sworn to Silence You can also check out my review on this first book It is in depth with what the series is about It is for those that like mysteries and thrillers and that like authors like Karin Slaughter. I think I have learned a few things while reading Linda Castillo s Kate Burkholder series They are as follows 1 If Painters Mills is a real town, I don t want to go anywhere near it There is way too much death and deceit going on there and I m not sure if the police department would be able to keep my ass safe.2 I think I have established an un natural fear of the Amish No seriously3 I will never pass by any abandoned farmhouse and not think of someone strung up in a dirty smelly room.4 I will never look at the Underground Railway and tunnels the same way.5 Everytime I pass a farm and smell manure I think of manure pits and how easily someone could be pushed into one.6 Two wordsAbandoned SilosNow about the Book s Kate has baggage attached to her than a whorehouse full of ex nuns WTF is wrong with this woman As the books go on she seems to fall deeper and deeper into despair She seems to be one of those people who does not learn from her mistakes She figures out what went wrong at the end, but doesn t figure out how not to eff up the next case She puts the Amish of Painters Mills on such a high pedestal that she seems to forget that they are people just like the rest of us who make mistakes and are capable of committing all kinds of heinous acts of crime She may have physically left the faith, but mentally she never left That is what she seems to struggle with in every book Don t get me wrong, I love the flawed character I think that is what makes these book so exciting However, I m hoping to see Kate grow a bit if of these are to be written. The fifth book in the Kate Burkholder series and this remains one of my favorite current series The opening of the story is tragic and incredibly sad An Amish farmer, Paul Borntrager, is returning home with his three children from a clinic in Painters Mill Paul had stopped to buy the children ice cream cones as a treat He is anxious to get home as dusk is falling The children are playing and singing Paul is cautious as he approaches an intersection He is aware that the Englischers can be impatient especially with a horse drawn buggy Suddenly he sees bright headlights and their buggy is t boned Paul is thrown He knows that he is seriously hurt His only thought is for his children What happened to them Are they okay Kate Burkholder is working the night shift It has been a quiet night She is hoping that something will happen to break the monotony A bar fight A domestic dispute No body hurt She gets a call from dispatch about a buggy accident Sounds like a bad one She is the first official on the scene The buggy is on it s side and there is debris everywhere A child s shoe in the roadway She sees as man on the ground and goes to him and tries to comfort him telling him that help is on the way She is shocked when he says her name Paul Borntrager is married to Mattie who was Kate s best friend when she was growing up and still Amish herself She looks around and sees a little girl It is too late she is dead Only one of the children has survived and he is rushed to the hospital in critical condition.Initially the police think that the driver of the vehicle that hit the buggy may have been drunk or perhaps texting while driving, panicked, and took off without stopping to call for help or render aid But as they collect evidence and reconstruct the accident it appears that this was anything but an accident Someone apparently deliberately rammed the buggy Why Who would want to kill an Amish farmer and deacon Was this a hate crime Since leaving the Amish Kate has not had any close contacts including with her childhood friend, Mattie But the accident causes Kate to revisit her childhood and those innocent days with Mattie Another incident from Kate s past reappears The body of Daniel Lapp has been found If you have not read the other books in the series you should read Sworn to Silence for an explanation of where and how he fits into Kate s life although the author seems to bring this up in every Kate Burkholder book In order to avoid any spoilers I will just say that the discovery causes Kate a lot of anxiety and worry.There is also the ongoing saga of her relationship with Tomasetti He has bought a farmhouse that is a fixer upper and has taken some vacation time to devote to the project Kate previously did not jump at the chance when he asked about living together But Tomasetti hasn t really given up Or he could sell the farmhouse after he is finished and maybe make a little profit Or so he tells himself When she does visit Tomasetti s farmhouse she brings some wine, bread, cheese, and grapes They sit on the dock fishing before heading indoors Sounds like the relationship continues to grow.Overall this was a rather dark story but suspenseful and a page turner I stayed up to finish this book I had a pretty good idea who the driver was who killed Paul Borntrager and his children but the author threw in a curve ball that shocked and surprised me I find myself liking Kate, Tomasetti, Glock, T.J., Mona, et al and and I am looking forward to The Dead Will Tell Wow Another Kate Burkholder that had me on the edge of my seat until the end The death of the Amish father and children of her childhood best friend by hit and run, but so much The reappearance of an old crime that is constantly hanging over Kate s head Her love interest, Tomasetti, buying a house and asking Kate to decide on how she feels about them It was great how it was all brought together and the suspense mystery kept me guessing.If you are looking for a cozy Amish series, this is NOT for you If you want mystery suspense police procedural and a true to life series to read and love, read this series Kate feels like a friend and I can t wait to see what happens next in her life. An Amish father and two of his children are killed in a hit and run accident The driver hit their buggy and then drove away, leaving them to die in the roadway One child survives Police Chief Kate Burkholder is horrified, but the case is even painful for her because the mother of the children is her childhood best friend Kate swears to her friend Mattie that she will find out who killed her family I listened to the audio book version of this story in one day I couldn t stop listening.the plot was so engrossing and suspenseful that I just had to know who killed an innocent Amish family on their way home from a trip to town The ending caught me totally by surprise Excellent This is by far my favorite book in the series so far Solid plot Lots of investigation And some excellent twists and turns along the way Loved it Her Last Breath is the 5th book in the Kate Burkholder series The series has 10 books, with the 11th, Shamed, coming out in July I m reading my way through the whole series before I tackle my digital ARC of the new book This series is one of my favorites Kate Burkholder is intelligent, skilled at her job and driven to protect the people of Painter s Mill She grew up Amish and left the faith, so she has to deal with that rift quite often There is a splash of romance in the series as well, but it doesn t over power the main plot The audio book, narrated by Kathleen McInerney, is just under 10 hours long McInerney has a pleasant voice and reads at a nice pace She gives a great performance I have hearing loss but was easily able to hear and understand this entire audio book Nice listening experience On to book 6 The Dead Will Tell. Another great story by Linda Castillo This is the 5th book in this series and I swear I did not see the ending coming Loved this like I do the others she has written I have always been fascinated with the Amish so maybe that s why I m fascinated with this series I highly recommend this whole series Linda Castillo knows how to write awesome books 4.0 StarsYet another strong novel in this fantastic mystery series I was so certain that I had figured out the ending of this one, but Castillo masterfully duped me again I love her ability to writing engaging stories. Castillo s Kate Burkholder series is a go to for me and she does not disappoint with 5 We return to Painters Mill where Kate is the Chief of Police in a town with a large Amish population If you can suspend the disbelief that so many horrible crimes take place in this small community then you are in for another intriguing read This one hits a bit close to home for the Chief, who grew up Amish in this very town though she has left the faith I will admit that this one kept me guessing pretty much until the end I love that the characters of Burkholder and Tomasetti continue to figure out their relationship in each book I also like the secret Kate carries from her Amish past continues to threaten her as well as the family she left behind Kate is flawed, which makes me root for her even All the supporting characters return and are as solid as ever Always and enjoyable visit, a good suspense with a few twists and turns.
Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder series, including Sworn to Silence and Gone Missing, crime thrillers set in Amish country Sworn to Silence was recently adapted into a Lifetime original movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of
- 352 pages
- Her Last Breath
- Linda Castillo
- 02 July 2019 Linda Castillo