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Fans of the Kate Burkholder thriller series have now a new Kate Burkholder novel to look forward to. July 7th, 2020, is the release date of the new book titled Outsider, the 12th novel in the bestselling author’s Amish series featuring Kate, who once was a member of the local Amish community but then left after she survived a horrible trauma.
After returning to her roots as a police officer, she has become Chief of Police, working toward solving all the crimes in the area, many of which invariably happens in her Amish home.
In Shamed, the previous book in the series, Kate had to investigate the death of an Amish grandma who was found around her farm. Her grandson, however, was missing. Initially, the case was pretty straight-forward, but as with all the Kate Burkholder novels, secrets abound and skeletons are plenty in the cupboard.
Now in Outsider, Kate is confronted with her past when former police officer Gina Colorosa was found hiding among the Amish saying she was framed for the murder she was accused of.
Linda Castillo follows her instant NYT bestseller, Shamed, with Outsider, an electrifying thriller about a woman on the run hiding among the Amish.
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder’s past comes back to haunt her when she receives a call from Amish widower Adam Lengacher. While enjoying a sleigh ride with his children, he discovered a car stuck in a snowdrift and an unconscious woman inside. Kate arrives at his farm and is shocked to discover the driver is a woman she hasn’t seen in ten years: fellow cop Gina Colorosa.
Ten years ago, Kate and Gina were best friends at the police academy, graduating together as rookies with the Columbus Division of Police. But the reunion takes an ominous turn when Kate learns Gina is wanted for killing an undercover officer. Gina claims she’s innocent, that she was framed by corrupt officers who want her gone because she was about to turn them in for wrongdoing.
Kate calls upon state agent John Tomasetti for help and with a blizzard bearing down, they delve into the incident. But no one wants to talk about what happened the night Gina allegedly gunned down a fellow cop. Even Tomasetti is stonewalled, his superior telling him in no uncertain terms to back off.
With whisperings of corruption and the threat of rogue cops seeking revenge, Kate and Gina hunker down at Adam Lengacher’s farm. As Kate gets closer to the truth, a killer lies in wait. When violence strikes, Kate must confront a reality that changes everything she thought she knew not only about friendship, but the institution to which she’s devoted her life.
About the Author
Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence, which was adapted into a Lifetime Original Movie starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder. She has received numerous industry awards including a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a nomination for the RITA. In addition to writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses. She lives in Texas with her husband.