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The New York Times bestselling series hailed as “gripping” (People magazine) and “compelling” (USA Today) returns with Police Chief Kate Burkholder called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm.
Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking,
with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an
uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome
accident: methane gas asphyxiation caused by a poorly ventilated
cesspit. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the coroner discovers
that one of the victims suffered a head wound before death—clearly, foul
play was involved. But who would want to make orphans of the Slabaughs’
children? And is this murder somehow related to a recent string of
shocking hate crimes against the Amish?
Having grown up Amish,
Kate is determined to bring the killer to justice. Because the other
series of attacks are designated hate crimes, the state sends in agent
John Tomasetti, with whom Kate has a long and complex relationship.
Together, they search for the link between the crimes—and uncover a dark
secret at work beneath the placid surface of this idyllic Amish
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