Sworn to Silence

Sworn to Silence - Linda Castillo Linda Castillo has made the jump from formulaic romance novels to well constructed murder mystery, and readers should rejoice.In "Sworn to Silence," small-town police chief Katie Burkholder and her tiny department are investigating murders that look very familiar, as similar cases had occurred during Katie's youth. Complicating the matter is that the cases of the past involve Katie and her family, who are Amish. Throw in the town council, who is worried more about losing tourism than solving the cases, and a laconic state Bureau of Investigation staffer and further complications ensue.Castillo has obviously done extensive research not only on police procedures, but also on the Amish culture. Her characters are well-developed, and her prose is crafted to keep your attention throughout. Highly recommended for fans of police procedurals and mystery novels.(Review based on Advance Reader Copy with audiobook promotional sampler.)