After the storm / Linda Castillo.

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      Summary: "In this electrifying thriller by New York Times bestseller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must uncover a family's long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder... When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones-and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged. Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature strikes at the very heart of Kate's budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti. A reality that strains their fragile new love to the breaking point and threatens the refuge they've built for themselves-and their future. Under siege from an unknown assailant-and her own personal demons-Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own"-- Provided by publisher.
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      CASTILLO, L. After the storm. First edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2015. ISBN 9781250061560. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 set. 2020.
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      Castillo L. After the Storm. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2015. Accessed September 21, 2020.
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      Castillo, L. (2015). After the storm (First edition.). Minotaur Books.
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      Castillo, Linda. 2015. After the Storm. First edition. A Kate Burkholder Novel. Minotaur Books.
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      Castillo, L. (2015) After the storm. First edition. Minotaur Books (A Kate Burkholder novel). Available at: (Accessed: 21 September 2020).
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      Castillo, L 2015, After the storm, First edition., A Kate Burkholder novel, Minotaur Books, viewed 21 September 2020, .
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      Castillo, Linda. After the Storm. First edition., Minotaur Books, 2015. EBSCOhost,
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      Castillo, Linda. After the Storm. First edition. A Kate Burkholder Novel. Minotaur Books, 2015.
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      Castillo L. After the storm [Internet]. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2015 [cited 2020 Sep 21]. (A Kate Burkholder novel). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 July #1

The crimes in Castillo's gripping Kate Burkholder series often arise from tensions within the Amish community living near the small town of Painters Mill, Ohio, where Kate is chief of police. That's true here, as well, but those tensions are brought to light this time through a natural disaster—a tornado that leaves in its wake some long-buried human remains. These aren't just any human remains, as forensic analysis reveals that the body was ripped apart by some kind of hog. Death by pig is a tough concept to swallow, for the reader, to be sure, but equally so for Kate and the farmers who live in Painters Mill. But was the grotesque death an accident or murder? As the clues accumulate and the victim is identified, Kate must once again use her Amish upbringing to nurse long-buried secrets from the mouths of tight-lipped residents, all the while dealing with a personal situation that could impact her future in multiple ways. Throughout this series, Castillo consistently manages to portray the Amish with respect and sensitivity while, at the same time, exposing the way rigidity of belief can sometimes lead to violence. Another strong showing from a very fine crime writer.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Burkholder series has used mystery fan word-of-mouth to propel it toward best-sellerdom. Extensive promotion plans will help continue the trend. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 June #2

This seventh book in Castillo's "Kate Burkholder" series (after The Dead Will Tell) opens with a tornado tearing through Painters Mill, OH. In the aftermath of the destruction, a set of bones is discovered in an old barn. Kate is called to the scene, where the forensics team is working to safely unearth the remains. Once at the lab, the investigation reveals that the bones have been buried for over 30 years. What's odder though, the hands and the feet have been chewed off. Kate and her team set to work identifying and determining what happened to the body. They conclude that it was no accident and the secrets lie deep within the Amish community. VERDICT Series fans as well as first-time readers will be enthralled by this compelling and atmospheric mystery set in the heart of Amish country. [See Prepub Alert, 2/2/15.]—Robin Nesbitt, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., OH

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PW Reviews 2015 April #4

Bestseller Castillo's seventh Amish novel (after 2014's The Dead Will Tell) does something remarkable for a thriller. Not counting the gripping prologue, readers are halfway through the book before police chief Kate Burkholder and the town of Painters Mill, Ohio, are threatened by even one violent act. And yet Castillo manages to keep the tension building as Kate and her team doggedly follow leads in the case of 30-year-old human remains uncovered in a crumbling Amish barn. Kate, utilizing her childhood Pennsylvania Dutch to share memories with and interrogate members of the reclusive Amish community, soon realizes the long-ago incident was not an accident. Somewhere within the gentle sect, killers are lurking. After the first shots are fired at Kate by an unknown stalker, the violence doesn't let up—in fact, it gets grislier and grislier. Personal stress, hidden family secrets, and unlikely murderers—as well as murder weapons—turn the serene landscape into fertile ground for this chilling tale. Author tour. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (July)

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