October 27, 2013

Pray for Silence

Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo
2010 Macmillan Audio
Reader: Kathleen McInerney
Finished on 9/6/13
Rating: 2/5 (Fair)

From the author’s website:

The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm. Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from the English—and each other—but this crime is horribly out of the ordinary.

When she discovers a diary that belonged to one of the teenaged daughters, Kate is shocked to learn the girl kept some very dark secrets and may have been living a lurid double life. Who is the charismatic stranger who stole the young Amish girl’s heart? As Kate’s outrage grows so does her resolve to find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

Pray for Silence is the second installment in the Kate Burkholder series. I read the first (Sworn to Silence) with my book club in 2009 and thought it was good, but not outstanding. This time around, I decided to listen to the book and while it kept me occupied while working, it didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat. I often found my mind elsewhere, which meant I had to repeat a track or two. It’s now over a month since I finished the audio book and not only can I not tell you much about the plot or characters, I have absolutely no idea who committed the murders!

Final Thoughts:

I’ve given Castillo a fair shake, but it’s time to move on. This is one series I don’t need to finish.


  1. You have given the series a fair chance - sorry it didn't work for you.

    1. Yep. There are too many other books/series that I want to read, so I've decided to not waste my time on the ones that don't wow me.

  2. I agree. At a certain point it's just not cutting the mustard. I think I'll let these book pass me by.

    1. Yeah, I doubt these are anything you'd enjoy.

  3. Sorry this series didn't work for you. I enjoy it, but some books in the series are better than others.

    1. Might have worked if I had read the print version. The audio was a bit dull.


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