Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Review: Sworn to Silence

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..


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

When I saw your blog title on my google reader, I thought - didn't she just say she was going to start this yesterday? That's awesome that it was such a page turner!! I love books like that!

Have you ever heard that you can email the publisher if you find an error and supposedly they are supposed to reimburse you for the book? I have never tried this, but have thought about doing it when I've come across a typo or error in a book...

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Yeah, I started it a little around 4pm and with just a few breaks for dinner and spending time with the hub and what not, finished it by 11pm! When I was telling him that I get mad when I read closely and find those mistakes that an editor should find he was like, that's why I don't read books. I was liek WHATEVER haha..But I did get it for free from! So hey, I'll take a free 24.95 hardcover book any day!