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A Boston Globe Best Book of 2014

Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time—and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave.

On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide—an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn. But evidence quickly points to murder and Kate finds herself chasing a singularly difficult and elusive trail of evidence that somehow points back to the tragedy of that long ago incident. Meanwhile, Kate has moved in with state agent John Tomasetti and for the first time in so long, they're both happy; a bliss quickly shattered when one of the men responsible for the murders of Tomasetti's family four years ago is found not guilty, and walks away a free man. Will Tomasetti be pulled back to his own haunted past?
When a second man is found dead—also seemingly by his own hand—Kate discovers a link in the case that sends the investigation in a direction no one could imagine and revealing the horrifying truth of what really happened that terrible night thirty-five years ago, when an Amish father and his four children perished—and his young wife disappeared without a trace.
And, as Kate knows—the past never truly dies . . . in The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 8
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Abilene2 ,

Interesting Characters

Am new to Castillo books and am enjoying each one I have read. Her characters are interesting and believable. I also enjoy reading about Holmes County of which I am familiar. She has an ability to express about the Amish Community that is knowing, compassionate and real. You will enjoy this particular mystery and her characters and look for more.

Amer76586 ,


I am never disappointed by one of Linda Castillo's books. I waited patiently for this to come out and it was worth it!!! I cannot wait for the next!

Evystar14 ,

Great Read

Totally loved it, just as great as all her Kate Burkholder books. Worth the read!!

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