Monday, July 9, 2012

Gone Missing

My Rating: Great Read

Synopsis:  Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It’s an exciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the church. But when a young teen disappears without a trace, the carefree fun comes to an abrupt and sinister end, and fear spreads through the community like a contagion.

A missing child is a nightmare to all parents, and never more so than in the Amish community, where family ties run deep. When the search for the presumed runaway turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. And chief of Police Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve this case she will have to call upon everything she has to give not only as a cop, but as a woman whose own Amish roots run deep.

Kate and state agent, John Tomasetti, delve into the lives of the missing teen and discover links to cold cases that may go back years. But will Kate piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to save the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating fate? Or will she find herself locked in a fight to the death with a merciless killer?

My Review:  Gone Missing is a fast passed, action thriller book that I think is a great read!  In this gripping drama a family member is missing and Kate and John are called in to help find her.  What they end up finding is several children are missing.  Gone Missing emotionally stirred me and caused so much anxiety due to the missing children.  I love how Kate and John bonded as the story unfolded.  

I have not read the other books in the series Sworn to Silence, Pray for Silence, and Breaking Silence.  Even though I felt I didn't miss anything, I do want to go back and read it.  I believe Gone Missing stands on it own.  Gone Missing is well written and keeps you wanting to turn page after page as you try to solve the case.  Gone Missing is one great read!

Meet the Author: Linda Castillo lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next thriller set in Amish Country and featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. Her first novel in the series, Sworn to Silence, was a New York Times bestseller.

Purchase It:  You can purchase Gone Missing on Amazon for $24.99 ($11.49 Prime Member and $11.99 Kindle Version).

Connect:  You can connect with Linda Castillo on her website, and Facebook.

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