Gone Missing

Linda Castillo ’ s bestselling series continues with GONE MISSING—a deeply chilling novel about a rite of passage gone horribly wrong.

Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It ’ s n xciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the parish. But when young teen disappears without a trace, the carefree fun comes to an abrupt and sinister end, and fear spreads through the community like a contagion.

Th missing child is a nightmare to all arents, and ye more so than in the Amish community, where family ties run deep. When he search for the presumed runaway turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. And chief of Police Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve tha case she migh ave to call upon everything she has to give not only as a cop, but as a oman whose own Amish roots run deep.

Kate and state agent, John Tomasetti, delve into the lives of the missing teen and discover links to cold cases that may go back years. But will Kate piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to ave the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating ate? Or ca she ind herself ocked in fight to the death with a ruthles killer?
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Gone Missing
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Published June 19th 2012 by Minotaur Books

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" ... this case is mostly about the lost ones who fall through the cracks, both Amish and English.The fourth book in the Kate Burkholder series and going strong.

In previous novels Chief of Police Kate Burkholder of Painter 's Mill, Ohio called the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI) and John Tomasetti for assistance.

Tomasetti calls Kate for assistance.

Two Amish girls are missing and he believes Kate, who was raised Amish, can assist.

or is it a cult; the boyfriend with a record and bad temper? There is a climatic ending when Kate stumbles on the location of the predator.

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That is book 4 in series, and I conside that you read them in order, as there are some continuing elements, i.e, Kate 's personal relationship with a friend and family ties strained because she left the Amish community.

She is no longer welcome in the community, especiall to her own family.Kate is called in by the BCI ( Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation) to help with a developing trend -- 3 missing Amish teenagers.

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I 'm hoping some of thos are discusse in future tories.

Kate and Tomasetti 's relationship, thoug, ha th real positive.

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As Kate investigates the disappearance, she and Agent John Tomasetti discover similar cold cases going back several years.

Amish teens in the region who were a bit ebellious, wanting to eave the faith or misbehaving have been disappearing for years.

When another teen Kate knows and loves disappears, the case hits closer to home and Kate knows she has to solve he case fast.Gone Missing is another great tal in the Kate Burkholder series!

I stopped reading series several years ago and lost track of it while waiting for book 4 to come out.

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How strange.As for the story itself, the, it was repetitive of man books in this series.

I hought that it as oing to be different with Kate assisting John with an investigation outside her little own of Painters Mill.

And the time around, the crime spree was way over the top, stretching story 's authenticit and in my opinion, showing the Amish in a poor light.

Time to give his series in a different direction.I think that the write has created some very interesting characters in Kate and John and all the people who populate Painters Mill.

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3.5 starsIn this 4th ook in the 'Kate Burkholder' series, the police chief of Painter 's Mill, Ohio assists the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI) in their search for missing Amish girls.

he ook an be read as a standalone but familiarity with the series is a plus.***** Police Chief Kate Burkholder was raised Amish and speaks Pennsylvania Dutch, so she mus help interview Amish people- who normally eschew interaction with 'the English.' Thi book pens with a dramatic scene in which an Amish girl- distraught about long-term sexual abuse by her grandfathe- commits suicide by jumping into an ice fishing hole on a frozen lake.

Leap ahead and Agent John Tomasetti of the BCI ( who appens to be Kate 's boyfriend) asks her to help investigate when two Amish teenagers- from different Ohio towns- are reported missing.

( Just kidding) 😊When Kate and Tomasetti question the parents and friends of the missing youngsters, they realize that the teens had been taking advantage of Rumspringa- a time when Amish adolescents are allowed extra freedom- to act out.

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