Down A Dark Road

Down A Dark Road

Book - 2017
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"Eight years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he's headed for Painters Mill. News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle's house. He's armed and desperate with nothing left to lose. Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Minotaur Books, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781250121288
Characteristics: 292 pages ;,25 cm.


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Jan 23, 2019

I enjoy this author and her Kate Burkholder series. Gripping, frustrating, frightening. It's all there and the ending was sad but satisfying.

Sep 05, 2018

First book I've read by this author. It was an excellent mystery.

Feb 02, 2018

I love these books. I've read all of them and this was another great book. Another mystery where the Chief of Police had to interact with the Amish community.

Dec 07, 2017

Murder mystery set in Amish country, a continuation of the Kate Burkholder series. I enjoyed this book: the plot was good and fast-paced.

Aug 21, 2017

really suspenseful and multiplot. wish less cussing but itscops, adult read

Jul 17, 2017

This is a great addition to this series about the Amish and Kate Burkholder, police chief. She meets her a childhood friend who has escaped from prison, after being convicted of the murder of his wife. The story that follows shows her friend in a bad light with tales of drugs , drunkness and spousal abuse that appears to have lead to the murder of his wife. With only his word and a convincing story by his five year old daughter, she moves down the road of discovery trying to clear his name. Good story well developed until the very end.

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