Title: Sworn to silence
Author: Linda Castillo
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Series or stand-alone: #1
Setting:Painters Mill, OH
She hadn't believed in monsters since she was six years old, back when her mom would check the closet and look beneath her bed at night.
The peaceful town of Painter Mills, OH is changed when a serial killer returns after sixteen years and begins killing young women again. Kate Burkholder was one of the local Amish until she survived a brutal nightmare and left the Amish faith. Now, years later, she's returned to serve as her hometown's Chief of police and she is determined to catch the madman terrorizing her town.
A great story with good timing, but most importantly, I actually liked the characters, Kate, John Tomasetti and the whole crew (Glock, Pickles and Skid). Something that doesn't happen often for me.