Down a Dark Road : Kate Burkholder

  • by Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by Kathleen McInerney
  • Series: Kate Burkholder
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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.


What the Critics Say

"Murder in Amish country has a certain added frisson, and Castillo's the master of the genre." (People)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

No words to describe how much I enjoy these books!!!

The narration is spot on!! As always! The story keeps me engaged every minute!! I am so sad it is over and I can't wait for the next one!!!!!!
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- Kelly Burrow

Down A Dark Road does not disappoint!

Down A Dark Road is the ninth book in The Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo and it does not disappoint.
First I'd like to say that the narrator, Kathleen McInerney is by far one of the best narrators out there. We all know narration can help make or break an audiobook and McInerney's delivery undoubtedly helps make this a hit. I'm amazed at how she's able to make each of the characters distinct and recognizable by giving them the perfect voice. Great job!!!
Secondly, Linda Castillo has "slam dunked" another hit in this series. From the time I started listening to Down A Dark Road I found myself immersed within it, ignoring everyone and everything until the audiobook was finished. I especially love how with each book in this series Castillo's words allow us small glimpses into the private lives of the Amish. She is a talented mystery writer who keeps readers on the edge of their seats & spices things up by adding a splash of romance to the mix. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This series continues to be a compelling "listen" for me and always leaves me wanting more. Well worth the credit.
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- stan radomski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio