Down a Dark Road (audiobook)

A Kate Burkholder Novel

The Kate Burkholder Series, book 9

10.0 hrs • 8 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 07/11/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 07/11/17 9781427285836
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A July 2017 LibraryReads Pick

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This program is read by series narrator Kathleen McInerney.

"McInerney's masterly technique makes aural sense of the plain and kind Amish people bewildered by the violence, thuggery, and corruption that have come among them. McInerney's characters are alive, all human and believable, even at a sometimes blistering pace." - AudioFile Magazine on Among the Wicked

In Down a Dark Road, this electrifying new thriller audiobook in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.

Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle’s house. He’s armed and desperate with nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.

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“Award-winning and seasoned narrator McInerney has read all eight previous novels in the Kate Burkholder series. Here she brings her skillful voice work and expert use of tone to the latest installment of the Amish-set thrillers, this one burgeoning with questions of murder.”

Library Journal (audio review)

Past and present collide for Chief of Police Kate Burkholder in this compelling audiobook, and Kathleen McInerney is a strong narrator...McInerney speaks primarily from Kate's perspective but creates strong voices for all of the book's characters...Though part of a series, this title easily stands alone.AudioFile

"Kathleen McInerne...brings all the versatility you'd hope for to the varied cast of men, women and children, giving each an undeniably distinct voice.

AudioFile Editors' Pick "The Most Intriguing Upcoming Releases"

“A police officer who grew up Amish struggles to separate her past from the present…Castillo once again weaves the particularities of the Amish mindset into a complex mystery that will leave you crying with pity or seething with rage.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[In] Castillo’s thrilling ninth novel…Castillo skillfully sets each scene, compelling readers to fear the raging stream, sense the tension in a room, and yes, even smell the manure.”

Publishers Weekly

“[Kate] has a knack for getting the usually close-mouthed members of the Amish community to talk to her and refuses to give up when she thinks she’s onto something…Castillo works in fine details and insight into Amish life, but this is no gentle read—there is plenty of tension and some good red herrings that will keep any mystery reader satisfied.”