KATE BURKHOLDER IS CHIEF OF POLICE IN THE SMALL TOWN OF PAINTERS MILL, OHIO. KATE LEFT BEHIND HER AMISH ROOTS AND BURIED HER DARKEST SECRETS YEARS AGO. NOW A SERIAL KILLER IS ON THE LOOSE WHO IS KILLING SLAUGHTERHOUSE STYLE JUST LIKE A KILLER 16 YEARS AGO. KATE THOUGHT SHE TOOK CARE OF THAT KILLER LONG AGO BUT THE KILLINGS ARE IDENTICAL. SHE HITS MANY ROADBLOCKS IN HER SEARCH FOR THE KILLER AND HE TURNS UP IN THE MOST UNLIKELY PLACE! A GREAT MURDER MYSTERY – WILL LOOK FOR MORE IN THE SERIES!
A killer is preying on sacred ground….
In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish.
Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past–until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past–and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.
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