The Resource Shamed, Linda Castillo

Shamed, Linda Castillo

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Shamed
Title
Shamed
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Linda Castillo
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  • Shamed
  • Shamed
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  • a Kate Burkholder novel
  • a novel of suspense
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Language
eng
Summary
In this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl. An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of--a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they're keeping secrets... The investigation takes Kate to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river in southern Ohio. At first, the community seems upstanding and helpful. But when Kate starts asking questions, they stonewall her--and the situation soon becomes dangerous. What are they hiding and why? After an attempt on her life, Kate unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes everything she thought she knew about the family for whom she is fighting, the Amish community as a whole--and everything she thought she knew about herself. Will she reach the girl in time to save her life?
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Review
  • After going out to harvest walnuts from an abandoned property on a fall day, an Amish woman has been brutally murdered and her seven-year-old granddaughter is missing. The girl's younger sister, who was with them, is unharmed but can only say that ""Da Dievel"" is responsible. The hours ticking painfully by, Painters Mill, Ohio, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder won't rest until she finds young Elsie. Kate, who grew up Amish, uncovers a family secret she thinks could be the key, but no one's talking, Elsie's nowhere to be found—and the killer isn't done. While Kate's made peace with leaving the fold, her frustration over not getting the whole story and the reminders to stay in her lane add to the already unbearable pressure. In her swiftly paced, eleventh entry in the best-selling Burkholder series, Castillo (A Gathering of Secrets, 2018) again captures Kate's empathic understanding of Amish culture and Deitsch, and adds atmosphere with falling-down, peeling-paint, rural settings. If they haven't already, readers looking for a fierce-female-fronted procedural should check out Catillo's best-selling series, from the get-go. -- Annie Bostrom (Reviewed 5/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 17, p36)
  • /*Hall of Fame selection*/ An Amish grandmother is murdered, a girl with special needs is abducted, and the clock ticks on police chief Burkholder's hopes of finding her alive. This thrilling page-turner explores the lengths one will go to save a child. -- Aubrey Parker, Charles B. Stewart-West Branch Library, Montgomery, TX. (LibraryReads, July 2019)
  • In Painters Mill, OH, police chief Kate Burkholder responds to a crime scene at a deserted farm where she finds a five-year-old child covered in blood. The butchered body of the youth's Amish grandmother is inside the house, and another child is missing, a seven-year-old girl with special needs. This kind of case brings law enforcement units from all over, but the family trusts Kate because she was once Amish. Then a child accidentally blurts out something that convinces Kate that the family has secrets. She's shocked to discover that responsible people in the Amish community, two bishops and a midwife, may have set a crime spree in motion by their actions seven years earlier. As shots are fired, and bodies pile up, Kate comes too close to a man who wants revenge, and the tension mounts before a shocking attack and a gripping conclusion. VERDICT Castillo's latest, following A Gathering of Secrets, is another violent, fascinating story. Readers who are unfamiliar with the gritty series may be surprised that this is not an Amish cozy, but fans of Castillo's "Kate Burkholder" series will be satisfied with this recent installment. [See Prepub Alert, 1/7/19.] --Lesa Holstine (Reviewed 06/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 5, p83)
  • A murder and a kidnapping put tremendous pressure on a formerly Amish police officer. Mary Yoder and two of her grandchildren are picking walnuts at a deserted homestead when Mary is brutally murdered by someone who also abducts her 7-year-old granddaughter, Elsie Helmuth. Painters Mill police chief Kate Burkholder is on patrol when a panicked Amish girl, who looks about 5, comes running toward her, "vibrating all over...mewling sounds tearing from a throat that's gone hoarse," screaming that Da Deivel has hurt her Grossmammi. Mary lived with her daughter and son-in-law Miriam and Ivan Helmuth, and the missing child is one of their eight. A massive search is instituted after the traumatized Annie Helmuth describes the killer as a very large Amish man with brown hair. Kate checks out the few obvious suspects in the generally nonviolent community, including several sex offenders, but finds no reason for the crime until one of the Helmuth children mentions that "Mamm says Elsie was a gift," and "Bishop Troyer brought her," helping Kate put together several telltale facts. Elsie was the only Helmuth child not delivered by midwife Martha Hershberger. She's a brown-haired, brown-eyed child whose siblings are all green-eyed strawberry blonds. And two of the Helmuth girls are 7 years old. After tracking down birth certificates, Kate realizes Elsie isn't the Helmuths' biological child, and a distraught Miriam breaks down and admits the child was indeed brought to them by Bishop Troyer and a midwife and bishop from Scioto County. Kate, who grew up Amish before leaving the community, is aghast that Troyer would have anything to do with an illegal child placement. Following up the lead, Kate learns that the Scioto bishop was killed in a supposed hit-and-run. The midwife is murdered after Kate's first visit. Kate herself is lucky to escape when she's attacked by the killer. Bible verses left at the scenes that suggest someone seeking revenge leave Kate with still more trails to follow. Once again, the queen of Amish mysteries (A Gathering of Secrets, 2018, etc.) uses past events to drive her story. Block out time to read this page-turner at a single sitting. (Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10785345
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castillo, Linda
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A8758
LC item number
S53 2019
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Kate Burkholder novel
Series volume
0011
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women police chiefs
  • Amish
  • Family secrets
  • Communities
  • Missing persons
  • Amish
  • Burkholder, Kate (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Murder
  • Amish Country (Ohio)
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Shamed, Linda Castillo
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: A gathering of secrets
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065253215
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250142863
Lccn
2019006908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250142863
  • (Sirsi) i9781250142863
  • (OCoLC)1088601619
Label
Shamed, Linda Castillo
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: A gathering of secrets
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065253215
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250142863
Lccn
2019006908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250142863
  • (Sirsi) i9781250142863
  • (OCoLC)1088601619

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