Shamed (Kate Burkholder, #11)
In this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl.An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of—a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they’re keeping secrets...The investigation takes Kate to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river in southern Ohio. At first, the community seems upstanding and helpful. But when Kate starts asking questions, they stonewall her—and the situation soon becomes dangerous. What are they hiding and why?After an attempt on her life, Kate unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes everything she thought she knew about the family for whom she is fighting, the Amish community as a whole—and everything she thought she knew about herself. Will she reach the girl in time to save her life?

Shamed (Kate Burkholder, #11) Details

TitleShamed (Kate Burkholder, #11)
Author
ReleaseJul 16th, 2019
PublisherMinotaur Books
ISBN-139781250142863
Rating
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Amish, Suspense

Shamed (Kate Burkholder, #11) Review

  • Susanne Strong
    January 1, 1970
    4 StarsA Fantastic Character Driven Police Procedural! My first Kate Burkholder novel “Shamed” came highly recommended to me by Kaceey, my book buddy, and what an experience it was! What I discovered as I dove into the series without any prior knowledge, is that these books are character driven mystery / suspense novels. In addition, they are deeply emotional and heartfelt and every character adds something special to the dynamics. This was a very special buddy read, as I quickly found out that 4 StarsA Fantastic Character Driven Police Procedural! My first Kate Burkholder novel “Shamed” came highly recommended to me by Kaceey, my book buddy, and what an experience it was! What I discovered as I dove into the series without any prior knowledge, is that these books are character driven mystery / suspense novels. In addition, they are deeply emotional and heartfelt and every character adds something special to the dynamics. This was a very special buddy read, as I quickly found out that this series is Kaceey’s favorite. Thank you for sharing it with me Kaceey! I loved it. A Grandmother slayed. One child abducted, another left behind. An Amish family shattered and a community left in tatters. Kate Burkholder is the Chief of Police in the Amish Community where the crimes happened. Days pass and time is of the essence. Secrets are abound, and Kate is left to uncover them. Anxiety rises as does the danger. No one is safe, and I mean no one. “Shamed” is the 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo. This was my first read by Ms. Castillo and thankfully I had no problems following along with the storyline or the cast of characters, which speaks volumes. I liked this novel so much that I will definitely go back and read the other books in this series. The writing flows very easily and the pace is lightning quick. I highly recommend this novel for those of you looking for a great character driven mystery!A huge thank you to Allison Ziegler at Minotaur Books and to Linda Castillo for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review.Published on Goodreads on 5.19.19.Published on Amazon and Twitter on 7.16.19.
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  • Kaceey
    January 1, 1970
    Linda Castillo has done it again! All the shiny stars for her latest release!🌟This is book eleven of the Kate Burkholder series and I must say it reads as one of the best! The entire series takes place in Painters Mills Ohio, where Kate Burkholder is the local Police Chief. She also happens to be ex-Amish. Long since trading that fully-encompassing lifestyle, leaving everything and everyone behind for an English life.An Amish woman and her two granddaughters are on an outdoor adventure picking w Linda Castillo has done it again! All the shiny stars for her latest release!🌟This is book eleven of the Kate Burkholder series and I must say it reads as one of the best! The entire series takes place in Painters Mills Ohio, where Kate Burkholder is the local Police Chief. She also happens to be ex-Amish. Long since trading that fully-encompassing lifestyle, leaving everything and everyone behind for an English life.An Amish woman and her two granddaughters are on an outdoor adventure picking walnuts at a nearby deserted farm. What should have been a delightful play-day quickly turns deadly.As the grandmother is suddenly and brutally attacked, she screams for her granddaughters to run for their lives! But only one is lucky enough to get away. Now there’s an all-out manhunt to find the missing child who may be in the hands of a maniacal killer.I always enjoy a good series. I love getting familiar with all the characters. It provides a more intimate connection as I’m reading. This series ranks as one of my absolute favorites! Linda Castillo writes a mind-twisting, absolute unputdownable police procedural that will keep you reading all through the night!The writing is sharp and draws you in immediately. My only regret... now I have to wait a whole year until Ms. Castillo’s next release! This book could easily be read as a stand-alone. But I recommend starting at the beginning of the series!Well worth the journey!A buddy read with Susanne. Thank you for jumping into this series to join me!💖Thank you to Allison Ziegler at St. Martin’s Press- Minotaur Books, NetGalley and Linda Castillo for an ARC to read and review.
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  • Diane S ☔
    January 1, 1970
    An Amish grandmother is murdered, a young Amish girl taken and my favorite former Amish, now po!ice chief, will do anything and everything to find her. Before the case is finished, their will be more bodies falling, by a murderer who seems bent on revenge. It will even include two Amish bishops, from Painters Creek and another town. But what is the connection? The killing are of a very viscious nature, in fact the descriptions of the murders more explicit than I remember them being in previous o An Amish grandmother is murdered, a young Amish girl taken and my favorite former Amish, now po!ice chief, will do anything and everything to find her. Before the case is finished, their will be more bodies falling, by a murderer who seems bent on revenge. It will even include two Amish bishops, from Painters Creek and another town. But what is the connection? The killing are of a very viscious nature, in fact the descriptions of the murders more explicit than I remember them being in previous outings of this series. Still such a good story. Intriguing, with all the usual elements. In every new addition we learn more and more about the ways of the Amish and the difference in the way they behave and think.I love this series, love Katie and Tommasini, the ways they are put together. The way they work out the solution, how much they care. A well rounded series that keeps getting better and better.ARC from Netgalley.
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    In this 11th book in the 'Kate Burkholder' series, Kate - the Chief of Police of Painter's Mill, Ohio - is searching for a killer and a kidnapped child. The book can be read as a standalone.*****Sixty-year-old Mary Yoder is a well-liked Amish woman who lives with her daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Ivan Helmuth, and their eight children. The family loves Mary's walnut layer cake, so when walnut season rolls around, Mary takes her granddaughters Annie (5) and Elsie (7) down the road - to the In this 11th book in the 'Kate Burkholder' series, Kate - the Chief of Police of Painter's Mill, Ohio - is searching for a killer and a kidnapped child. The book can be read as a standalone.*****Sixty-year-old Mary Yoder is a well-liked Amish woman who lives with her daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Ivan Helmuth, and their eight children. The family loves Mary's walnut layer cake, so when walnut season rolls around, Mary takes her granddaughters Annie (5) and Elsie (7) down the road - to the abandoned Schattenbaum farm - to collect walnuts for the winter.When Mary notices movement in the dilapidated Schattenbaum farmhouse, she goes in to take a look. Shockingly, the grandmother confronts a man lurking there, who viciously stabs her to death, then abducts 7-year-old Elsie. Later, when Chief of Police Kate Burkholder speaks to Annie, the child says 'Da Deivel' (the devil) took her sister.Miriam and Ivan Helmuth beg Kate to find their beloved Elsie, a special needs child who is particularly delicate and vulnerable. Elsie has Cohen Syndrome, a genetic disorder that's more prevalent among the Amish than the general public. The Amish consider children a gift from God, and think of special needs youngsters as an especially great blessing. Mary's murder and Elsie's abduction lead to a large police operation in which Kate, along with the Sheriff's Department and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (OBI), desperately search for the killer and the child. Kate's boyfriend, John Tomasetti, who's an agent with the OBI, is especially helpful in speeding up analyses of blood and DNA.Of course inquiries begin at the Helmuth home, and when the parents are asked if they know anyone that would want to harm Mary - or if they have any information that would help the investigation - they seem oddly reticent. Even Kate, who was Amish before she left the fold and speaks fluent Pennsylvania Dutch, can't get them to open up.In time, Kate's probe steers her to Bishop Troyer, who leads the Amish community of Painter's Mill, and then south to Crooked Creek - where Mary Yoder had relatives. Almost everyone Kate speaks to, however, is hiding something. Sadly, more murders occur before Kate can get a line on the perpetrator.Kate's small stable of detectives, Pickles, TJ, Glock, and Skid, assist with the investigation, working overtime as needed. In addition, Kate's dispatcher, Mona - who yearns to be a real police officer - becomes a cop-in-training. As always, it's fun to visit with these recurring characters.A central tenet of the Kate Burkholder series is the Amish tendency to be secretive, solve their own problems, and not interact with 'Englishers.' This almost always slows down Kate's investigations and makes her job that much harder.In this book, however, this plot point REALLY doesn't make sense. The 'secret', if revealed, would speed up Kate's investigation exponentially, and would help her find the kidnapped child MUCH more quickly. Who would keep mum in these circumstances? I don't buy it.Nevertheless, I like police procedurals and enjoyed the novel. I'd recommend the book to readers who enjoy mysteries, especially Kate Burkholder fans.Thanks to Netgalley, the author (Linda Castillo) and the publisher ( Minotaur Books) for a copy of the book. You can follow my reviews at https://reviewsbybarbsaffer.blogspot....
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  • Maureen Carden
    January 1, 1970
    In a child abduction, every second counts. Think how far a car can go in just a few seconds. Think how long it takes before a kidnapping is reported or enough information is gathered to a preliminary make a report. Seconds count. Seconds that turn into minutes, hours; and then the days when family, friends and cops secretly begin to give up hope and just want a body to bring home. No one speaks those dark thoughts aloud. In Shamed Kate Burkholder the Painter Mill’s police chief is called to an a In a child abduction, every second counts. Think how far a car can go in just a few seconds. Think how long it takes before a kidnapping is reported or enough information is gathered to a preliminary make a report. Seconds count. Seconds that turn into minutes, hours; and then the days when family, friends and cops secretly begin to give up hope and just want a body to bring home. No one speaks those dark thoughts aloud. In Shamed Kate Burkholder the Painter Mill’s police chief is called to an abandoned house where an Amish grandmother has been stabbed to death in what looks like a frenzied rage; a special needs granddaughter has been taken and another child left behind. The three went to the abandoned farm to pick walnuts, where they had been many times before with no reason to suspect the horror awaiting them. The Amish are a closed society, only reluctantly accepting help from the “English”. Kate was raised Amish but left the religion as a young adult. The Amish have very mixed feelings about dealing with her, but the fact that she knows the lifestyle (lifestyles of the rich and famous it ain’t) and can speak the language sometimes goes a long way in alleviating the suspicion of dealing with the English.This is a can’t-turn the- pages-fast-enough- mystery. It is also a straight-up thriller. There is very little of the personal with Kate or her state agent boyfriend John Tomasetti. Castillo provides a count down of the time for the reader, upping the tension. As always the insight into the Amish community is fascinating. It truly is a harsh, closed society, but one that will do anything for a member of the community; except tell the truth when it might save a child’s life.I’m taking a star away because there were a few mistakes that I found odd in the 11th book of a police procedural. Burkholder put blood evidence into a plastic bag instead of paper-that’s a forensics 101 mistake. Also the book referred to another character’s murder as happening either at night or in the morning. Kate was almost a witness so there should not have been any doubt. Also, I thought it was unclear whether or not Kate had shot another character.Shamed is a terrific addition to the Burkholder series. A perfect reason to stay inside with the air conditioner and read.Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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  • Brandy
    January 1, 1970
    It has been said that, “Revenge is a dish best served cold,” well if you throw in a dash of mayhem, a few murders, a kidnapping, several Amish characters and few horse and buggies - you are left with the tasty tale, Shamed, thoughtfully prepared and served by the talented Castillo. Shamed begins with the brutal murder of a Amish Grandmother and the kidnapping of her seven year old granddaughter while they are picking walnuts at an abandoned farm. The only witness to the horrific crime is the gir It has been said that, “Revenge is a dish best served cold,” well if you throw in a dash of mayhem, a few murders, a kidnapping, several Amish characters and few horse and buggies - you are left with the tasty tale, Shamed, thoughtfully prepared and served by the talented Castillo. Shamed begins with the brutal murder of a Amish Grandmother and the kidnapping of her seven year old granddaughter while they are picking walnuts at an abandoned farm. The only witness to the horrific crime is the girl’s younger sister. Kate Burkholder takes the case but can she save the day or will time run out? As Kate’s investigation intensifies, the body count climbs and of course, the plot thickens, revealing a dangerous killer who is hellbent on getting his revenge. 5+stars this is a must read for 2019
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  • Juli
    January 1, 1970
    This series is one of my favorites! I am never disappointed by Linda Castillo! Shamed is the 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series. Kate grew up Amish, but left the faith as a teenager. She returned to Painters Mill, OH as an adult to become the local police chief. She is skilled at her job. Her knowledge of the Amish and ability to speak Pennsylvania Dutch are often vital because 1/3 of the local population is Amish. In this newest book, an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered and a 7-year This series is one of my favorites! I am never disappointed by Linda Castillo! Shamed is the 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series. Kate grew up Amish, but left the faith as a teenager. She returned to Painters Mill, OH as an adult to become the local police chief. She is skilled at her job. Her knowledge of the Amish and ability to speak Pennsylvania Dutch are often vital because 1/3 of the local population is Amish. In this newest book, an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered and a 7-year old girl is taken by her killer. As they attempt to track the killer to find the missing girl, the case slowly pieces together. Much more is involved than just the kidnapping of an Amish child. Decisions and mistakes from the past are revealed. As usual, I loved this book! Total binge read! I read the entire story in one sitting....I couldn't stop reading.The story sucked me in immediately and kept my attention until the very end. Suspenseful and exciting! Loved it! I'm glad that this book was more about the case and investigation than Kate Burkholder's relationship with John Tomasetti. I like the characters....and character development is important in a series. But I want more investigation and less rehashing events from the past. This book was the perfect mix.....mostly investigation with just a little sprinkling of love interest/relationship. Very enjoyable read!I planned to read the entire series before reading this upcoming book. But.....I couldn't wait! After finishing book six, I skipped ahead to enjoy this newest story. Backtracking now to read the rest of the series. These books never disappoint me! I will definitely be reading any new short stories or books in this series! :) **I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from St. Martin's Press. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
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  • DeAnn
    January 1, 1970
    5 "all the amazing stars" to this one -- Happy publication day!Even though this is the 11th book in this series, I enjoyed this one just as much as the previous ones. I dropped everything to read this book and I was not disappointed.This latest installment features Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and the action kicks off right at the start of the book with the vicious murder of a grandmother in Amish country Ohio. Not only does Kate need to deal with the murder, but the 7-year-old granddaughter 5 "all the amazing stars" to this one -- Happy publication day!Even though this is the 11th book in this series, I enjoyed this one just as much as the previous ones. I dropped everything to read this book and I was not disappointed.This latest installment features Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and the action kicks off right at the start of the book with the vicious murder of a grandmother in Amish country Ohio. Not only does Kate need to deal with the murder, but the 7-year-old granddaughter with special needs was kidnapped.Vintage Linda Castillo style -- Kate faces one dangerous situation after another in the quest to find the missing girl and the murderer. She dives back into the Amish community to try to unravel deep secrets. This one is fast-paced and kept me turning the pages, with some tense scenes and violence. I love the Amish connection in this series and the sense that it is so hard to leave your upbringing behind.My only request is some relationship happiness for Chief Burkholder, she needs a romantic vacation. I guess that might be boring to some though!Thank you to NetGalley, Linda Castillo, and St. Martin's Press for an early copy of the book to read (and let me say, I was SO excited!!)**Earlier TeaserLet me just say that I dropped whatever else I was doing or reading to read this book! I read it in two sittings and this series just gets better and better. If you are a fan of this Kate Burkholder series, this one does not disappoint and you should be prepared to love it. If you haven't read any of these, my suggestion is to start with #1 "Sworn to Silence" and then read the entire series, you should be ready to read this one when it releases on July 16th.
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  • Kristy
    January 1, 1970
    Painters Mill Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is back, in the eleventh book in the series from Linda Castillo. This time, she's investigating the brutal murder of an Amish grandmother. One of the woman's granddaughters is also missing--nothing left behind but a trail of blood. The girl's family is understandably devastated, and Kate recognizes that they are racing against time: the longer young Elsie is missing, the less chance they have of finding her. But as Kate plunges into the case, the mor Painters Mill Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is back, in the eleventh book in the series from Linda Castillo. This time, she's investigating the brutal murder of an Amish grandmother. One of the woman's granddaughters is also missing--nothing left behind but a trail of blood. The girl's family is understandably devastated, and Kate recognizes that they are racing against time: the longer young Elsie is missing, the less chance they have of finding her. But as Kate plunges into the case, the more she delves into a world of secrets--and the more she realizes someone is going to great lengths to keep those secrets hidden. I really enjoy the Kate Burkholder series, and I was very excited to receive a copy of this book, as I've missed a few of the latest books. It was incredibly easy to pick back up with Kate, and this book would work easily as a stand-alone, as well. It's a quick read; I read it in about a day. It's told mainly from Kate's point of view, with just a few tiny snippets inserted from a few of the other characters. It's tense, as it counts the hours Elsie has been missing, and you can easily feel Kate's panic and the sensation that the team is working against the clock. As always, I am amazed that there is anyone left in Painters Mill; I always jokingly compare this town to "Murder She Wrote" and Cabot Cove, with Jessica Fletcher. Murder and violence seem incredibly attracted to Kate Burkholder and Painters Mill. Sheesh. But, that aside, I love the character of Kate, and the easy, familiar way Castillo portrays her. It takes no time at all to fall back into stride with her. The mystery itself kept me guessing and interested, trying to put together the pieces along with Kate. As she often does in her books, through Kate, Castillo does a good job of highlighting the pressures of being Amish, along with the lengths they go to protect each other. The supporting cast is strong, although there isn't much further development in the Kate and Tomasetti (her partner in both love and work) relationship. Overall, this is an easy, engaging read. Kate's a great character, and the story will draw you immediately and keep you guessing. 4 stars. Thanks to Allison at Minotaur Books for my copy of this book, which I received in return for an unbiased review. It is available as of 7/16/2019. Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ PaperBackSwap ~ Smashbomb
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 STARSShamed is the eleventh book in the Kate Burkholder series and follows an ex-amish girl turned small town police chief as she tries to keep her hometown of Painters Mills, Ohio safe. As eleven books demonstrates, that task is easier said than done. “We’re Amisch, Chief Burkholder. We’ve no ghosts to speak of.” Over the course of my career in law enforcement I’ve heard a thousand variations of those words. Experience has taught me, they’re rarely true, even among the Amish. Mary Yoder has 4.5 STARSShamed is the eleventh book in the Kate Burkholder series and follows an ex-amish girl turned small town police chief as she tries to keep her hometown of Painters Mills, Ohio safe. As eleven books demonstrates, that task is easier said than done. “We’re Amisch, Chief Burkholder. We’ve no ghosts to speak of.” Over the course of my career in law enforcement I’ve heard a thousand variations of those words. Experience has taught me, they’re rarely true, even among the Amish. Mary Yoder has just been found dead and brutally attacked. While that’s a rare occurrence in most towns, it’s even more of a rarity for the victim to be an amish grandmother. Even more alarming is the fact Mary’s seven year old grandaughter, Elsie, is missing. Everyone seems to have their secrets as Kate and her crew begin in earnest to find Elsie before it’s too late.It’s been a long time since I’ve dipped my toe in the procedural suspense reading pool, and after reading Shamed, I’m wondering what took me so long to jump back in. Even though this is the eleventh offering of the series, I had absolutely no issues picking it up as a newbie. The story is tight, the mystery itself is engaging without being overdone and I loved the way the amish culture is weaved in as part of the story. The descriptions of buggies riding alongside pickup trucks on the highway serves as a stark reminder of the two cultures Kate is constantly forced to navigate between.I have a wee confession to make; I’m slightly fascinated with the Amish way of life and I’ve wanted to try this series for a while now. The area I grew up in and currently live in has a strong Menonite (the Amish’s devil may care, throw caution to the wind “sister” religion) population and I always wondered about the differences between their life and mine. The Amish though, with their faithful yet uncompromising ways, are a glimpse into a different time. I felt like the Amish culture, and to an extent, the expectations placed on those that live it, was as important of a character to this book as Kate herself. Shamed by Linda Castillo turned out to be so much more than I anticipated. Normally, when I start in the middle of a series, I’m just hoping to get through the story knowing who everyone is. By the time I finished reading Kate’s quest to find Elsie, not only did I feel like I had a new favorite heroine to add to my list, but a new series to start from the beginning. ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest, voluntary review
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  • Susan Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    This may be the eleventh in the series but it is still excellent. In fact, I think it's the best one yet. Although this is a series, it can certainly be read as a stand alone as each book brings a new crime. And this is a doozy. I could barely put it down and read it in two days. Kate Burkholder is the local police chief of Painters Mill in Ohio right in the middle of Amish country. As a former practicing Amish woman, Kate knows the language and customs which eases the interaction in the commun This may be the eleventh in the series but it is still excellent. In fact, I think it's the best one yet. Although this is a series, it can certainly be read as a stand alone as each book brings a new crime. And this is a doozy. I could barely put it down and read it in two days. Kate Burkholder is the local police chief of Painters Mill in Ohio right in the middle of Amish country. As a former practicing Amish woman, Kate knows the language and customs which eases the interaction in the community. In this one a special needs 7 year old girl is kidnapped and her grandmother brutally murdered. Kate is working at a frantic pace to find the girl and solve the murder. There are more violent attacks and murders as Kate tries to find the small helpless girl and finds herself in the middle of a bizarre scheme of revenge and payback. This girl was taken for a reason. I love the insight into the various Amish communities and their customs. It is a welcome addition to a well plotted and written mystery. This is a winner. Thanks to Net Galley for a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a Kindle ARC of Shamed. I was so excited to receive an early copy of Shamed, I put the current book I was reading on hold to read this first because I'm a huge fan of the Kate Burkholder series. Shamed is the 11th book featuring the gutsy Chief of Police Kate Burkholder in Painters Mill. When a grandmother is brutally attacked and killed, and a young special needs girl is kidnapped, Kate pulls out all the stops to find the killer and kidnapper.Along Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a Kindle ARC of Shamed. I was so excited to receive an early copy of Shamed, I put the current book I was reading on hold to read this first because I'm a huge fan of the Kate Burkholder series. Shamed is the 11th book featuring the gutsy Chief of Police Kate Burkholder in Painters Mill. When a grandmother is brutally attacked and killed, and a young special needs girl is kidnapped, Kate pulls out all the stops to find the killer and kidnapper.Along with her loyal team of police officers and steadfast partner in crime, John Tomasetti, Kate's investigation takes her across a few states to unravel a plot to save a child with devastating consequences for those involved in the future.Ms. Castillo describes the Amish community so well, both positively and negatively, especially with how their community regards women and their narrow minded expectations of them.I enjoyed this story of family secrets and vengeance and how a cloistered and sheltered community's painful condemnation of women resulted in a poorly conceived plan to save a child, ruining the lives of the parents and those involved in the conspiracy.I never tire of reading about Kate, her resilience, her determination, her smarts, as well as her loyal team of officers; Glock, Skid, Mona, its like catching up with old friends you haven't seen in a long time.It's rare to find a book in which I like all of the characters but that applies to this series. I also love the bond between Kate and John as partners and equals. You know how difficult it is to find a book, much less a series, starring a strong, flawed heroine and her equally supportive, smart man who is not a bumbling idiot, adulterer or psycho?Why can't there be more books like this?
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  • Maranda
    January 1, 1970
    Hope Castillo never stops writing about Kate Burkholder. Shamed is her 11th book in this series and I have totally enjoyed them all. Kate is a policewomen/ex-Amish member. Painters Mill is lucky to have her expertise in solving bizarre and complex murders that take place in this Amish community. Always wanting more of her love interest John Tomasetti has kept the romantic suspense going in this series also. Shamed is a murder/kidnapping with some intense scenes. "A copy of this book was provided Hope Castillo never stops writing about Kate Burkholder. Shamed is her 11th book in this series and I have totally enjoyed them all. Kate is a policewomen/ex-Amish member. Painters Mill is lucky to have her expertise in solving bizarre and complex murders that take place in this Amish community. Always wanting more of her love interest John Tomasetti has kept the romantic suspense going in this series also. Shamed is a murder/kidnapping with some intense scenes. "A copy of this book was provided by St. Martin's Press via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING THIS SERIES IN ITS ENTIRETY.
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  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    January 1, 1970
    An old woman is out picking walnuts with her two grandchildren when she hears a sound from inside the abandoned farmhouse where they are. No one lived on the farm for a long time so no one should be inside the house. A little time later is the woman dead and one of the granddaughters has been kidnapped. Kate Burkholder has to figure out who would want to hurt the old woman and why did the person in question take one of the children? Kate has a feeling that the people related to the old woman and An old woman is out picking walnuts with her two grandchildren when she hears a sound from inside the abandoned farmhouse where they are. No one lived on the farm for a long time so no one should be inside the house. A little time later is the woman dead and one of the granddaughters has been kidnapped. Kate Burkholder has to figure out who would want to hurt the old woman and why did the person in question take one of the children? Kate has a feeling that the people related to the old woman and some around her in the Amish community have a secret. That they are hiding something that made someone kill...READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION!
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  • Janet
    January 1, 1970
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.In this gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, a devastating murder exposes an Amish family’s tortured past.The peaceful town of Painters Mill is shattered when an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered on an abandoned farm. When Chief of Police Kate Burkhol I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.In this gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, a devastating murder exposes an Amish family’s tortured past.The peaceful town of Painters Mill is shattered when an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered on an abandoned farm. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder arrives on the scene, she learns that the woman’s seven-year-old granddaughter is gone, abducted in plain sight. Kate knows time is against her—the longer the girl is missing, the less likely her safe return becomes. The girl’s family is a pillar of the Amish community, well-respected by all. But Kate soon realizes they’re keeping secrets—and the sins of their past may be coming back to haunt them. What are they hiding and why?Kate’s investigation brings her to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river, a community where family is everything and tradition is upheld with an iron fist. But the killer is close behind, drawing more victims into a twisted game of revenge. Left behind at each new crime scene are cryptic notes that lead Kate to a haunting and tragic secret. What she uncovers threatens to change everything she thought she knew about the family she’s fighting for, the Amish community as a whole—and her own beliefs.As the time to find the missing girl runs out, Kate faces a harrowing choice that will test her convictions and leave one family forever changed.Kate Burkholder is one of my favourite fictitious characters EVER and the series of books by Linda Castillo is probably the most recommended series of books I ever talk about or suggest to people. This is not an Amish romance book - this is a gritty, gripping book that involves Amish values, crime, interesting characters and (over the series as well in this book) some pretty horrifying crimes. You do not have to have read the previous ten books to enjoy this one - it will, however, make you go back and read all of them lickety split!As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by Millenials on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎p.s. - Netgalley is not letting me put links to my reviews and their home(s) outside of Goodreads - maybe it is a temporary thing/technical glitch (it also reads that my review is less than 100 words and that I did not rate it with stars...hmmmm) but here are the links in case you want to click on them.https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...https://www.facebook.com/janetsbookco...
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  • Cathy
    January 1, 1970
    Shamed by Linda CastilloShamed is #11 in the Kate Burkholder series and can be read as a stand alone. The author does it again with another riveting read with Kate Burkholder who is ex-Amish and the Police Chief investigating the kidnapping of a 7 year old Amish special needs little girl. This book holds your attention, makes you care for the little girl, has enough going on to keep you involved and wanting to find out who took the little girl and killed her Grandmother.....I had a hard time wan Shamed by Linda CastilloShamed is #11 in the Kate Burkholder series and can be read as a stand alone. The author does it again with another riveting read with Kate Burkholder who is ex-Amish and the Police Chief investigating the kidnapping of a 7 year old Amish special needs little girl. This book holds your attention, makes you care for the little girl, has enough going on to keep you involved and wanting to find out who took the little girl and killed her Grandmother.....I had a hard time wanting to do anything other than read this book! If you have never read one of Linda Castillos books now would be a great time to start, while I on the other hand have to wait for her next book to be released. Thank you Netgalley and the Publishers St. Martin's Press for allowing me to read this ARC book!
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  • Sherri Thacker
    January 1, 1970
    I was excited to get approved by NetGalley for this newest Linda Castillo book, Shamed. This is my 13th book by her and as always, a welcome treat. This is another stand alone book by her or read it in the series. I’ve always been fascinated by the Amish so maybe that’s why I enjoy this series so much. Another 4 star book! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the book for my honest review.
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on an Amish farm and the 7 yo granddaughter is missing.What appears to be an open and shut case is anything but as those involved are quickly taking aim against Kate literally and figuratively.The secrets of this quaint and quiet area may be going down with them if Kate can't unearth their secrets however her own life is now in peril.As she maneuvers threw it all she realizes there's much more at play here than first meets the eye.The Helmuths had 8 kids and Elsie had Cohen Syndrome. One Murder on an Amish farm and the 7 yo granddaughter is missing.What appears to be an open and shut case is anything but as those involved are quickly taking aim against Kate literally and figuratively.The secrets of this quaint and quiet area may be going down with them if Kate can't unearth their secrets however her own life is now in peril.As she maneuvers threw it all she realizes there's much more at play here than first meets the eye.The Helmuths had 8 kids and Elsie had Cohen Syndrome. One woman was so troubled that she jumped committing suicide and was related to the missing child.Chief Kate certainly doesn't know which way to turn until more characters come out of the woodwork and the pieces begin to unravel.I loved it all and hope you do as well.Thank you to Linda, the publisher, NetGalley, and Amazon Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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  • KC
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. Painters Mill Ohio police chief Kate Burkholder is summoned to investigate the kidnapping of a disabled seven-year-old Amish girl and the brutal murder of her grandmother. Although she walked away from her life as an Amish woman, Kate, fluent in Deitsch, still has the understanding and compassion best suited to insert herself in this close knit community. As the hours pass and with few leads, Kate and her team must unearth secrets that may destroy many lives in order to save one. Sham 3.5 stars. Painters Mill Ohio police chief Kate Burkholder is summoned to investigate the kidnapping of a disabled seven-year-old Amish girl and the brutal murder of her grandmother. Although she walked away from her life as an Amish woman, Kate, fluent in Deitsch, still has the understanding and compassion best suited to insert herself in this close knit community. As the hours pass and with few leads, Kate and her team must unearth secrets that may destroy many lives in order to save one. Shamed is the 11th installment in this fantastic fast paced series.
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  • Kendra
    January 1, 1970
    I thought I was in a reading slump, but it turns out that maybe I just don't want to be reading Bird Box. I CANNOT bring myself to read more than about a chapter a week of that book, but I plowed through Shamed in less than a day. I think that fans of the Kate Burkholder series will be pleased with this one, as it's well-written, and time seems to fly by while you're reading. The tiny town of Painters Mill continues to be plagued by horrific murders (seriously, why does anyone still live there a I thought I was in a reading slump, but it turns out that maybe I just don't want to be reading Bird Box. I CANNOT bring myself to read more than about a chapter a week of that book, but I plowed through Shamed in less than a day. I think that fans of the Kate Burkholder series will be pleased with this one, as it's well-written, and time seems to fly by while you're reading. The tiny town of Painters Mill continues to be plagued by horrific murders (seriously, why does anyone still live there at this point??), and this time the book kicks off with the brutal slaying of an Amish grandmother and the kidnapping of a young girl. Ex-Amish police chief, Kate, dives headfirst into the case, barely sleeping for days as she races against the clock, knowing that the young girl's life may depend on it.I really like the character that Kate has developed into, and I sighed heavily when I got to the last page, because what I'd like to do is sit on my porch with about 5 more of these books. (Reading slump, be gone!) But Linda Castillo, if you're paying attention: more Tomasetti next time, please??
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  • Wendy-Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    Another awesome Kate Burkholder installment in "Shamed" by Linda Castillo. I just love this series and it is one of my favorites. I anxiously await with bated breath for the new installment to come out every year. This one again did not disappoint and is well worth the read. What is so great about this series is you don't have to read them in order. Fair warning though, if you do start this series, you will want to continue through all eleven installments. Highly recommended book for 2019.**Net Another awesome Kate Burkholder installment in "Shamed" by Linda Castillo. I just love this series and it is one of my favorites. I anxiously await with bated breath for the new installment to come out every year. This one again did not disappoint and is well worth the read. What is so great about this series is you don't have to read them in order. Fair warning though, if you do start this series, you will want to continue through all eleven installments. Highly recommended book for 2019.**Net Galley and the publisher provided me with an advanced reading copy for my honest review**
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  • Victoria
    January 1, 1970
    I have been following this series for nearly a decade now - and I am always looking forward to the next installment! Castillo's Kate Burkholder series is a definite go-to for me, and it's been almost exactly a year since I have been reading about the crimes of Painter's Mill. The tenth installment made me think that this next book would be a bit more focused on Kate's personal relationship and character arc, but that's not the case here. The book focuses entirely on the murder case that the book I have been following this series for nearly a decade now - and I am always looking forward to the next installment! Castillo's Kate Burkholder series is a definite go-to for me, and it's been almost exactly a year since I have been reading about the crimes of Painter's Mill. The tenth installment made me think that this next book would be a bit more focused on Kate's personal relationship and character arc, but that's not the case here. The book focuses entirely on the murder case that the book opens with - the brutal death of an Amish grandmother, and the kidnapping of her special needs seven year old granddaughter. The body count rises as Kate's investigation leads to unexpected secrets and lies in the immediate aftermath of the crime. With the young girl's life on the line, this quickly becomes a book that is hard to put down - had I started it earlier in the day, this would have been a one-sitting-read for me for sure (but I started it at close to 9pm, and so I finished it the following morning). Some of the clues are heavy-handed and seem a little obvious, but this still makes for an exciting addition to the series. It may not be my very favorite, but it was certainly one that I had a hard time putting down and not staying up very late to finish! I wish that there had been a bit more to the ending, though... still, I am looking forward to seeing where the twelfth book in this series will go!
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    Last year, I read Down a Dark Road, my first foray into Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder series. (Thanks, Kay, for the heads up on this series.)Shamed is another excellent entry set in Painters Mill, Ohio and the Amish community.from description: An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the m Last year, I read Down a Dark Road, my first foray into Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder series. (Thanks, Kay, for the heads up on this series.)Shamed is another excellent entry set in Painters Mill, Ohio and the Amish community.from description: An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of—a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they’re keeping secrets...There are now eleven books featuring Kate Burkholder, Chief of Police in Painters Mill, and the two books that I've read have had compelling mysteries with complex situations. Insights into the Amish community and the contrast of the peaceful lifestyle and the violence that intrudes makes the books even more engrossing.Read in March; blog review scheduled for June 30.NetGalley/St. Martin's PressMystery/Crime. July 16, 2019. Print length: 320 pages.
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Shamed by Linda Castillo is the 11th book in the Kate Burkholder mystery series, and another great book. I love this series, and this book is no exception. Kate was raised Amish, but she left the community and now she is the Chief of Police in Ohio. Kate covers both the Amish and Englischers area. When a Amish grandma is found stabbed to death in a abandon house, Kate, her officers, and boyfriend, Tomasetti, investigate. There are so many twists and turns in this book, like always. This is one o Shamed by Linda Castillo is the 11th book in the Kate Burkholder mystery series, and another great book. I love this series, and this book is no exception. Kate was raised Amish, but she left the community and now she is the Chief of Police in Ohio. Kate covers both the Amish and Englischers area. When a Amish grandma is found stabbed to death in a abandon house, Kate, her officers, and boyfriend, Tomasetti, investigate. There are so many twists and turns in this book, like always. This is one of my favorite mystery series, and I strongly recommend this book. To understand Kate more, I also recommend you read the books in order, you will not be disappointed. I anxiously await Kate's next case.I reviewed an arc from Netgalley and St. Martin's Press. Thank you.
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  • Jennifer Oslowski
    January 1, 1970
    She does it again! Love this series! 5 stars*****! This is one of the best police procedural series I have read and Linda Castillo weaves an excellent story with each addition and never disappoints! "Shamed" is #11 in the Kate Burkholder series. Kate Burkholder is the local Police Chief of Painters Mill, Ohio. She also happens to be ex-Amish. This book starts with a bang as an Amish grandmother and her two granddaughters are out picking acorns when the grandmother is suddenly brutally killed and She does it again! Love this series! 5 stars*****! This is one of the best police procedural series I have read and Linda Castillo weaves an excellent story with each addition and never disappoints! "Shamed" is #11 in the Kate Burkholder series. Kate Burkholder is the local Police Chief of Painters Mill, Ohio. She also happens to be ex-Amish. This book starts with a bang as an Amish grandmother and her two granddaughters are out picking acorns when the grandmother is suddenly brutally killed and one of the girls is taken. Kate Burkholder is on the case and will do anything and everything to find Elsie, a 7 year old girl with special needs. This book could be considered a stand-alone, but please do yourself the favor and start at the beginning. They are all fantastic so you can't go wrong. I cannot wait to read the next one! Keep them coming Linda Castillo!A huge thank you to St. Martin’s Press, NetGalley and the author for allowing me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book, I was so excited to be approved!
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  • Donnap
    January 1, 1970
    I have been anxiously awaiting for this book! It did not disappoint, it was a Great read! a very fast read with lots of suspense! Had a few "f" words that I didn't think were necessary, but all in all worth the time! Thank you Linda Castillo!!
  • ROBIN RUIZ
    January 1, 1970
    Whenever I see a new Linda Castillo book I drop everything and read it ! I’m a huge fan of this series invoking Chief of police , ex. Amish Kate Burkholder .This book does not disappoint. From the first page you are in the mix of murder and kidnapping and a mystery so intriguing that it involves two Amish towns ! Love , love , love this series !
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  • Sheri Morell
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love this series and shamed was no different. Excellent story line and plot. Had me on the edge of my seat through the entire story. Very intense and a real page turner.
  • Roxanne Snopek
    January 1, 1970
    I think I've read all the books in this series. I'm not certain, though - and this is important - because it doesn't matter. The book stands alone brilliantly. I won't recap the plot as others have done so. I will say that this is a terrific book in a terrific series. The combination of suspense, with a touch of romance, set in the Amish community, makes this a winner. Linda Castillo is an auto-buy for me.
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  • Molly Wolfe
    January 1, 1970
    Right up front, I was lucky enough to receive an arc of this book from Netgalley and I am so appreciative for that! I had never heard of Linda Castillo until about year ago when I watched a video on booktube mentioning her and the Kate Burkholder series. I looked it up right away and it sounded right up my alley so I immediately bought all the books that were available at the time. I enjoyed them all so much...they suck you right in and are hard to put down. Shamed, #11 in the series, was no dif Right up front, I was lucky enough to receive an arc of this book from Netgalley and I am so appreciative for that! I had never heard of Linda Castillo until about year ago when I watched a video on booktube mentioning her and the Kate Burkholder series. I looked it up right away and it sounded right up my alley so I immediately bought all the books that were available at the time. I enjoyed them all so much...they suck you right in and are hard to put down. Shamed, #11 in the series, was no different. This was such a fast-paced read and it kept me guessing until the end of the book. I also love the fact that the setting is close to where I live. It's pretty neat, considering I live in the middle of nowhere, to read a really good book where neighboring counties to mine are mentioned. I'll continue to auto-buy Castillo's books as long as she keeps putting them out. She's that good!
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