The sound of a scream at dawn leads to a case that will change Chief of Police Kate Burkholder's life irrevocably . . .
When the police arrive at the Amish farmstead in Painters Mill they can’t imagine the horror that awaits them. An entire family slaughtered: the men shot, the young women tortured and killed. The Amish are peace-loving, gentle folk and the town is shocked by what appears to be a particularly brutal and random killing. But is it random?
Every family has its secrets. Kate knows that better than anyone. And as she and Agent John Tomasetti dig deeper into the victims’ lives they discover a young woman who was living a secret double life. A girl forced to live in silence.
With echoes of her own past resonating, Kate strives to maintain some distance from the case, and from Tomasetti. She knows what could happen if she gets too close. But when she puts herself in the line of fire she realizes that, this time, there may be no going back.
‘Think the movie Witness and add just a touch of the Coen brothers’ Fargo and you have the feel for this brilliant, nail-biting thriller . . . ‘ Daily Mail