Another murder in Amish country and Kate Burkholder investigates

Shamed: A Kate Burkholder Novel

By: Linda Castillo

Rating: 5 of 5

The Kate Burkholder mysteries are one of my long-term favorites. Kate is the Chief of Police in Painters Mill. A murder occurs, per usual, and Kate is drawn into an investigation involving the Amish community.

Kate is former Amish and left the community and while not exactly shunned, she is not generally welcomed either. This causes issues when she is investigating and she has to work her way around more problems than the police ordinarily have (which is still a lot as the Amish do not like to involve the police in their community affairs.)

However, in this case, there is also someone missing and time is of the essence to find her. Kate pulls out all stops and even goes way out of her jurisdiction to track her down and solve the crimes that are multiplying.

Linda Castillo has a wonderful way of presenting Kate. Her plots and her characters are so well done, it is almost as if you are looking into the lives of real people. After all of these years of reading this series, Kate has become a friend of mine. I enjoy touching base with her each time I read a new Kate Burkholder mystery.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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