Wednesday, August 19, 2015

After the Storm by Linda Castillo

It always pleases me when I catch an article in some journal or another that Linda Castillo has a new novel in the works. She writes solid mysteries which surprisingly enough, maintain my interest far longer than what I deemed humanly possible. (I'm not a fan of the mystery genre) Castillo's characters are likable and her plots are believable. What more could one possibly ask for? After the Storm, the seventh book in the Kate Burkholder series, captured my attention from the get-go.

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder has the task of identifying human remains which are discovered  after a tornado wreaks havoc on Painters Mill.  As it turns out, the bones are over thirty years old and after analyzed, it appears that the body had been eaten by hogs. And the Amish community? Well, they're not talking.

This particular case isn't the only issue that Burkholder is currently dealing with. During the aftermath of the tornado, she'd rescued a small child from a potentially life-threatening situation, only to have the little one die from its injuries. An impending law suit from the child's parents is now hovering over Kate as well as a secret in which she's harboring from her significant other, State Agent John Tomasetti.

A thrilling, quick read for those who are mystery buffs ; and even for those who are not.

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