Early in the morning when the cows are ready to be milked, a gruesome discovery is made: an entire family was brutally murdered. The scene is shocking and violent but what is more puzzling is that it was an Amish family in rural Ohio who didn’t seem to have any enemies.
Police Chief Kate Burkholder who grew up in an Amish family must try and discover who would commit such a horrible crime. The family is new to the area and there are few leads until a secret diary of their teenage daughter is found. Suddenly it becomes clear that the young lady led a double life and that the simplicity the family sought was not reality.
Will the diary help Burkholder catch a murderer or is there someone else about to be exposed in Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo? This hard hitting thriller mystery leaves no detail out and is not for the faint of heart. This is the second book in a series featuring Burkholder, and the first book is Sworn to Silence.