I absolutely love Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder books. This is the 4th book I've read in the series with 2 others on my TBR list. I know that I am going to get an entertaining read filled with action, suspense and another view into the life of the Amish without any explicit sex scenes. This one did not fail, again.
This one involves Kate's childhood friend, Jacob King, who she hasn't seen in 20 years. He was her first crush and he moved away when Katie was 14. When Kate discovers that Jacob has just escaped from prison, where he was serving a sentence for murdering his wife and that his children are in Painter's Mill, all sorts of memories come to mind. When ambushed by Jacob and held hostage, Kate talks with Jacob and listens to his story that "he did not kill his wife". This is further confirmed by his five year old daughter, Sadie, who says it wasn't her datt (dad) she saw standing by her parent's bed that night.
Kate is released, but not without controversy. One that puts her reputation on the line by her police cohorts, the town council and the public eye.
A book full of action, suspense and remnants of Kate's past that I found very entertaining and one that I could not put down.
Thanks to St. Martin's Press and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.