Wow, I finished Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo, in one evening. Chief Kate Burkholder is a likable lead character who narrates the story from the beginning. Kate is the chief of police in the small town of Painters Mill, Ohio where she was raised --- Amish. A TERRIBLE event occurs when she is 14 that pushes her to rebel against the Amish way of life and head to Columbus, where she becomes a police officer which leads her back home in her current role.
The town of Painters Mill is shocked, when after a 16 year absence a young female is found murdered exactly the same way four other victims died previously. Kate is especially perplexed because her dark secret from when she was 14 is – she killed him.
This is a fantastically told story with likable characters that are well written. There was only one instance where I was not thrilled with this book, and it was a slight mistake in the middle where a time-frame was misrepresented and made no sense if you were reading closely.
Definitely recommend this book and all others that come, since this is the first in a series. Fast paced and a page turner.. LOVE..