Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

Sworn to Silence

******TRIGGER WARNING – PTSD: GORY MURDERS, SEXUAL ABUSE AND RAPE ARE IN THIS BOOK

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This is my first Castillo novel.  Takes place in a small town in Ohio, where Amish and English live together.  Starts off 16 years ago with a serial killer aka the Slaughterhouse Killer, who commits very brutal murders.  A survivor of an attack becomes the chief of police.  She’s a good cop and I did learn a lot about murder, serial killers and the Amish.

Present time, and the murders start to happen again, and the chief comes face to face with her past demons.  There’s a lot of small town politics with the town council running the show.  The fellow officers are well developed characters and the story itself is a pretty good whodunit.  What I didn’t like is that the chief being a mere woman needs to be saved by the rugged, dark and moody Field Agent.  Of course.  Insert eye-rolling.  The ending was good and I am reading the next book in the series but I will probably stop there.  The rapes and murders descriptions make Patricia Cornwell’s books G rated.

I cannot recommend this series, maybe I’m just being overly sensitive to the crimes, but there’s just not enough… meat.  It’s as if I’ve watched a Friday the 13th movie.

 

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  1. Have never read anything by this author. I don’t mind blood and gore, so I may put her on the list (which grows faster than I can read). Thanks for reviewing the book.

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    1. Is your TBR pile ready to topple over Kat? 😉 if you don’t mind the gruesome and like a good mystery, then you may like her. The characters are pretty likeable. Thanks for the comment!

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