Author Showcase ~ Gone Missing by Linda Castillo

Linda Castillo’s bestselling series has been called “gripping” [People] and “impossible to put down” [Bookpage] and the “teeth chattering suspense” [USA Today] continues with GONE MISSING—a deeply chilling novel about a rite of passage gone horribly wrong.

Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It’s an exciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the church. But when a young teen disappears without a trace, the carefree fun comes to an abrupt and sinister end, and fear spreads through the community like a contagion.

A missing child is a nightmare to all parents, and never more so than in the Amish community, where family ties run deep. When the search for the presumed runaway turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. And chief of Police Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve this case she will have to call upon everything she has to give not only as a cop, but as a woman whose own Amish roots run deep.

Kate and state agent, John Tomasetti, delve into the lives of the missing teen and discover links to cold cases that may go back years. But will Kate piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to save the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating fate? Or will she find herself locked in a fight to the death with a merciless killer?

Series: Kate Burkholder (Volume 4)
Publisher: Minotaur Books

** Thanks to St. Martin’s Press, I have two (2) copies of GONE MISSING to give away. Contest open to residents of the US only. Contest ends July 12. Leave a valid-email address with your comment. The book will be shipped directly from the publisher. **

About the author
New York Times bestselling author LINDA CASTILLO lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next book in this series, also set in Amish Country and featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. Visit Linda at her to learn more.

You can also find Linda on Facebook and at MacMillan.

26 responses to “Author Showcase ~ Gone Missing by Linda Castillo

  1. This is number 1 on my wish list – I can hardly wait to get my hands on a copy! Gone Missing – a parent’s worse nightmare.


  2. Linda Kuzminczuk

    I really enjoy this series. Thanks. kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

  3. I enjoy Linda’s books and the Kate Burkholder series. I really like listening to them as I drive to work

    I am torn about the thriller movie–I would have to say “Psycho”.



  4. Thank you for the chance to win this book.
    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  5. This sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.


  6. Joni M. Fisher

    Another story in the Kate Burkholder series! Thank you, Linda Castillo for the strong heroine! The glimpses into Amish culture flavor the stories like salt.

  7. I’ve been meaning to look into this series and you’ve given me the perfect way to do it… Please enter me in the giveaway.


  8. I’ve heard about this series and I really want to start reading it! Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  9. I recently met Linda at a book signing. I have read the first book in the series and about to read the second. Don’t know how I’ve missed these. Love them.

  10. I’m very interested in the chance to win a copy of Gone Missing. It sounds like a great story and Kate Burkholder sounds like a character I’d like to meet. Please enter my name in the draw.

  11. So happy you’re giving away this book, Dru. I’ve loved the earlier ones! Linda Castillo’s writing a really fine series here.

    lindalynetterodriguez (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Oh, this sounds like a great set-up! I’m deginitley interested in reading!


  13. Nancy Roessner

    This story sounds like a “nail-biter”.

    ncroessner (@)

  14. Love reading this series. Would love a chance to win the newest book. Thank you.

  15. I really like Kate as a character–please enter me in your contest.

  16. Carol Wong

    I really want to read this book! I love Amish fiction and mysteries, Also I have wondered whether or not Rumspringa is really all that safe. I am assuming that the Amish teenagers may not be aware of the dangers in the outside world. Have my fingers crossed!


  17. Beth Pauley

    Sounds like a very interesting series. Please count me in! I’m always on the lookout for new authors to get hooked on and your blog does a great job of presenting new books to check out. Thanks for your enthusiasm with this, Dru!


  18. I came across this title a short while ago and was intrigued and the more I read about it the more I want to read it. Thank you for sharing Gone Missing looks like a really good read.

  19. Lori Cimino

    this is the first time i have heard of this author. i am going right now to see what is first in the series

  20. Lori Cimino

    okay the best thriller movie? Silence of the Lambs I think….that scene when they are in the basement and he has on the night goggles and is right there….reaching out to her…..shudders

  21. Karen Gervais

    I read Linda Castillo’s other books in the series and really enjoyed them. So looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Amy Campbell

    I would love to have a chance to read this!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  23. Thanks for the giveaway


  24. Would love a chance to win and read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  25. LD Masterson

    I’d love to win a copy of this book but if I don’t, it’s on my “buy when I can” list. (but you already knew that)

  26. contest is closed.