Friday, May 29, 2009

Read-it-First: Sworn to Silence

This week I received and read approximately seventeen pages for the current St. Martin's Read-it-First selection, Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo. A thriller/mystery centering around the possible return of a serial killer and set in the world of the Amish. Kate Burkholder, who grew up Amish and left the fold, is currently the chief of police in Painter's Mill, Ohio, her hometown. She knows these murders. She has seen them before. Is she hiding a secret that could possibly lead to the capture of the murderer? One of the mysteries to find out.

Although some of the descriptions were quite graphic, I was intrigued with the story from the start. I couldn't wait until the next day's installment. It is certainly a page turner. Sworn to Silence is a breakthrough novel for Ms. Castillo. She takes a giant leap out of her comfort zone, romance novels, and lands smack dab in the middle of the suspense thriller genre. A successful landing.

This is a book that I will have to purchase and read!

Looking forward to next week's preview!


  1. This is a book I have to buy when it comes out. It sounds really good.

  2. This sounds very intriguing! My grandmother lives near a big Amish community in Lancaster County and I find that way of life very intriguing! And that is a big leap for an author! Sounds like she did well if you plan on buying the book!

  3. Jenners: We used to vacation in Lancaster every summer - we stopped about three years ago. It seems like it will be a very graphic novel but, I was definitely intrigued and will purchase!