A Hidden Secret

A Hidden Secret

A Kate Burkholder Story

eBook - 2015
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When a baby-only hours old-is discovered on the Amish bishop's front porch in Painter's Mill, Ohio, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. The newborn is swaddled in an Amish crib quilt, and the only other item found with the child is a hand-carved wood rattle, which Kate also recognizes as Amish. The little girl seems healthy and whole; but who would abandon her and why? Though the quilt and rattle could be purchased, Kate suspects the mother is Amish, possibly young and unmarried, both of which would be powerful motives for such a desperate act. With the rattle and the baby quilt as the only clues, Kate must call upon her own Amish roots, and with the help of state agent John Tomasetti, search the Amish and "English" communities of Painters Mill for clues to unravel the poignant, puzzling mystery.
Publisher: New York, NY : Minotaur Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250082008
1250082005
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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maipenrai
Aug 20, 2016

This is the seventh book in the Kate Burkholder series set in Amish country in Ohio. Kate, the police chief, was raised in the faith, but was excommunicated. She still has conflicts about her loyalty to the Amish community versus the "English" as they call the outsiders. The mysteries usually involve the Amish people as victims and / or perpetrators of crimes. The books are nice, solid mystery / police procedural reads. As with all series I always recommend starting with the first in the set, as the history of the main character explains her subsequent behaviors / conflicts. If you are wondering.... a good source to find the first in almost any author's series is " Fantastic Fiction" a GREAT website!!!! *********** THIS BOOK IS NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT THRU DOWNLOAD AT HENN CTY.

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happycanuck
Sep 23, 2015

Short and sweet - not an earth shaker but a good story with a good ending.

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