Linda Castillo Books In Order

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Publication Order of Family Secrets Books

The Phoenix Encounter (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Encounter (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of High Country Heroes Books

A Hero To Hold (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just A Little Bit Dangerous (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cry in the Night (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lights Out Books

Royal Lockdown (By:Rebecca York) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safe Before Dawn (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Baby Before Dawn (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anything for His Son (By:Rita Herron) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meet Me at Midnight (By:Jessica Andersen) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kate Burkholder Books

Sworn to Silence (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pray for Silence (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking Silence (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gone Missing (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Last Breath (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Will Tell (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Storm (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among the Wicked (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down a Dark Road (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gathering of Secrets (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shamed (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outsider (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kate Burkholder Short Stories/Novellas

Long Lost (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hidden Secret (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeds of Deception (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only the Lucky (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Dark Company (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Plain Sight (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pact (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disappeared (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kate Burkholder Short Story Collections

A Simple Murder (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Operation: Midnight Books

Operation: Midnight Tango (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Midnight Escape (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Midnight Guardian (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Midnight Rendezvous (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Midnight Cowboy (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Remember the Night (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cops And ... Lovers? (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lay Down the Law (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Victim (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncharted Waters (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Side (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Run (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fade To Red (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Reckoning (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Depth Perception (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Whisper in the Dark (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Dead of Night (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Overkill (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author from America. Most of her thriller novels are set in Ohio as she was born in there. Linda knew from an early age that she wanted to become a writer. She wrote her first novel at the age of thirteen. Till date, she has written a total of twenty- seven novels and has a number of awards to her name. She has won the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence and the Golden Heart award. She was also nominated for the prestigious RITA. Most of her novels are of the thriller genre. She has written a thriller series known as Kate Burkholder series in which Kate Burkholder is the main character. The first novel in the series was ” SWORN TO SILENCE “. She has also written a number of romantic and suspense novels. The New York Times bestseller list always has Linda’s books of her Amish thrillers. She lives in Texas with her husband, two Appaloosa horses, a barn cat and three dogs. Linda enjoys riding horses in her spare time. Her favorite types are the dabbling in barrel racing and the trail riding. Linda is currently working on her next novel based on Chief of Police, Kate Burkholder.

There is a total of six novels in the Kate Burkholser series published from 2009 to 2014. . Sworn to Silence and Pray for Silence were the first two novels in the series. The other books in the series are Pray for Silence (2010), Breaking Silence (2011), Gone Missing (2012), Her Last Breath (2013) and The Dead Will Tell (2014). Most of her novels are available as e-books on Amazon and various other selling websites at affordable prices.


Some secrets are too terrible to reveal…
Some crimes are too unspeakable to solve…

The plot summary of this novel explained as follows. The ” English ” and the Amish residents have lived for over two centuries side by side in a sleepy rural town of Pinters Mill, Ohio. The peace of the farming community was shattered sixteen years ago due to a series of brutal murders. After the violence ended, the city lost its innocence and the town was left with a sense of fragility. A young Amish girl survived this terror and killing of innocent people. Her name was Kate Burkholder and she realized that she no longer belonged with the Amish and she came out of the brutality. Kate had not assumed with mysterious things given that she ended up being half a dozen years back when her mum would likely check the particular storage room and look down below her bed in the evening. Now, after a lot of experience in the field, Kate Burkholder is a Chief of Police and she has been asked to return to painters Mill. She is the perfect candidate for the post of Chief of Police in the Painters Mill as she has a big law enforcement background and she was a former resident of the place. Until the first dead body is found in the snowy field, she’s certain she’s come to terms with her past. She vows to not let the killer strike again and to stop him before his next strike. She has betrayed her Amish past as well as her family in order to show. She has to expose a dark secret to do this, but this can destroy her.

Surrounded within night, she followed the particular difficult drum connected to her heart. She could not avoid ending up being shivered and could not preserve her teeth from chartering. Each second appeared to build upon her system, tighten within terrible anticipations from the monster’s comeback. At the start, she had amused fantasies with evading or persuading her captor to help permit her head out. But she ended up being a new realist; she believed that was not planning to finish effectively. There could well be absolutely no negotiation. Zero law enforcement saving and zero last minute liberation. The colossus was going to get rid of her. It absolutely was no longer a new dilemma connected with the case.

The novel opened to great reviews from the readers worldwide. Even the well-known and established writers praised Linda Castillo for her attempt in the thriller category. The novel won many accolades for her and nominations in some other awards too.


The Planks family shifted from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join a small Amish group associated with Painters mills below in the past year. Everything looked pretty much normal as they were having the particular basic life until one cold October night, when the whole family was observed as slaughtered on the farm. Law enforcement officials and Police Chief, Kate Burkholder along with her smaller pressure have a handful of hints, simply no reason, without suspecting. Being previously Amish herself, Kate isn’t a new person towards techniques the particular Amish use to save themselves from the particular English and every other but this specific transgression can be badly uncommon.

At one time she finds some sort of diary that belonged to the list of teenage kids. Kate is surprised to find out that the girl kept several dark techniques along with being located to some sort of lurid lifetime. Who is this particular charismatic new person who borrowed the particular young Amish girl’s heart? While Kate’s outrage grows as she strives to solve the case to discover and carry him or her to justice, even if this would mean positioning herself in the distinctive line of fire. This novel too became a hit among the readers and fetched Linda great reviews from one and all. It all added to her name and fame and encouraged her to produce few other masterpieces in the years to come.


Linda Castillo’s first novel of the Kate Burkholder series ‘Sworn to Silence’, was recently adapted into a two- hour movie. The name of the movie was ” An Amish Murder “. The role of Kate Burkholder was played by Neve Campbell and the role of Jacob Burkholder was played by Christian Campbell. The other casts of the movie include C. Thomas Howell, who played the role of Nathan Detrick and the role of John Tomasetti was played by Noam Jenkins. Neve Campbell, Poppy Montgomery and Barbara Lieberman were the executive producers of the film. The screenplay was written by Mark Malone and the movie was directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal.

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One Response to “Linda Castillo”

  1. Rae Keown: 4 months ago

    Why is it that all 8 of the short stories are not in print. I like to hold my books and share them. Will they ever be available in a book?

    I love your books. I have read some in one day because I can’t put them down. Very soon I will have all the ones in print. But not the short stories..

    Thank you so much for your fantastic books


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