Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a
handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the
muted/hushed whispers of time—and now death is stalking them, seemingly
from the grave.
On a late-night shift, Chief of
Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide—an
old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn. But
evidence quickly points to murder and Kate finds herself chasing a
singularly difficult and elusive trail of evidence that somehow points
back to the tragedy of that long ago incident. Meanwhile, Kate has moved
in with state agent John Tomasetti and for the first time in so long,
they're both happy; a bliss quickly shattered when one of the men
responsible for the murders of Tomasetti’s family four years ago is
found not guilty, and walks away a free man. Will Tomasetti be pulled
back to his own haunted past?
When a second man is found
dead—also seemingly by his own hand—Kate discovers a link in the case
that sends the investigation in a direction no one could imagine and
revealing the horrifying truth of what really happened that terrible
night thirty-five years ago, when an Amish father and his four children
perished—and his young wife disappeared without a trace.
And, as Kate knows—the past never truly dies . . . in The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo