Down a Dark Road (Kate Burkholder, #9) by Linda Castillo

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Read Down a Dark Road (Kate Burkholder, #9) Online Free - In this electrifying new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.

Eight years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle’s house. He’s armed and desperate with nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.

Title : Down a Dark Road (Kate Burkholder, #9)
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ISBN : 1250121280
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Kaceey rated it ★★★★☆

August 25, 2017

A fantastic addition to one of my absolute favorite series. Joseph, an Amish father of five, is sent to prison for the murder of his wife. One year later he makes a daring escape to reunite with his children. Soon he crosses paths with his neighbor and childhood friend Kate Burkholder, now the p...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

June 04, 2017

This is one of my favorite series! It is the nineth book in the Kate Burkholder Series. I have read every book in this series. This book was outstanding! Linda Castillo has done it again! Her ability to weave together the Amish life and "Englischers" into an interesting story and then throw a mur...

Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2017

EXCERPT: I haven’t seen or heard from Joseph King in twenty years, but I heard the stories. Not only from the Amish, but from law enforcement as well. Evidently, King was a troubled man with a marriage on the rocks, a litter of kids he didn’t want, and a loose interpretation of his marital vows. I...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

May 18, 2017

This author does such a great job of blending the Amish culture with that of our own, or as the Amish say, English. Burkholder, now sheriff, was one Amish, and her family, brother and sister, still belong. This case will take Katie back to her childhood, a time filled with chores, but also a grea...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

August 04, 2017

Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo is a 2017 Minotaur Books publication. Another solid addition to this outstanding series!! Do you ever really forget your first crush? For Kate, Joseph King was the first boy she ever had tender feelings for. But, eight years ago, he was convicted of murdering his...

Brenda rated it ★★★★★

August 08, 2017

When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder was informed that Joseph King had escaped from prison, she wasn't sure he'd return to Painters Mill. Joe's Amish lifestyle had fallen apart when his Datt was killed while he was just a teen... After Joe's conviction for murdering his wife, his five children wer...

Liz rated it ★★★★☆

June 22, 2017

3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 This is a well done, solid mystery. Kate Burkholder is lapsed Amish, chief of police for a small Ohio town. In this book, a childhood friend who had been convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and returns for his children. Kate has gone to the house where th...

Sheri rated it ★★★★☆

January 07, 2018

Another great book in the Kate Burkholder series. I enjoy this series for many reasons but a primary reason is that the author always keeps the action going, even in the paperwork parts of the investigation, the forward momentum is still there. I don't feel like I have to slog through lengthy des...

Stacey rated it ★★★★★

January 16, 2018

Down a Dark Road is #9 and another great addition to the Kate Burkholder series. I like how Castillo weaves the Amish culture into all of the novels with Kate having grown up in an Amish family and leaving that lifestyle as an adult. She knows how they think and can get them talking. This is one...

Brenda rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2017

Let me get this out of the way first. I criticized a previous Linda Castillo book for glaring editing errors. There’s one in this book, very near the end, that unfortunately broke my concentration during a great scene. Made me look back a couple of pages to check something, and then shake my head...

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