Linda Castillo’s Kate Burkholder Series

Linda Castillo’s new Kate Burkholder novel, Outsider, will be released July 7. The Poisoned Pen will be able to give you a sneak preview with the virtual event the night before, July 6, 7-8 PM MST on Facebook Live. You can catch the conversation with Castillo and Barbara Peters, owner of the bookstore. All of the details about the event are here.

If you’d like to pre-order a signed copy, you can order Outsider, or Castillo’s other books, through the Web Store.

Here’s the summary of Outsider.

Linda Castillo follows her instant New York Times bestseller, Shamed, with Outsider, an electrifying thriller about a woman on the run hiding among the Amish.

While enjoying a sleigh ride with his children, Amish widower Adam Lengacher discovers a car stuck in a snowdrift and an unconscious woman inside. He calls upon Chief of Police Kate Burkholder for help, and she is surprised to recognize the driver: fellow cop and her former friend, Gina Colorosa.

Years before, Kate and Gina were best friends at the police academy and patrol officers in Columbus, but time and distance have taken them down two very different paths. Now, Gina reveals a shocking story of betrayal and revenge that has forced her to run for her life. She’s desperate for protection, and the only person she can trust is Kateā€”but can Kate trust her? Or will Gina’s dark past put them all in danger?

As a blizzard bears down on Painters Mill, Kate helps Gina go into hiding on Adam’s farm. While the tough-skinned Gina struggles to adjust to the Amish lifestyle, Kate and state agent John Tomasetti delve into the incident that caused Gina to flee. But as Kate gets closer to the truth, a killer lies in wait. When violence strikes, she must confront a devastating truth that changes everything she thought she knew not only about friendship, but the institution to which she’s devoted her life.


It may seem a little early to remind you of this virtual event. However, Criminal Element just did an interesting post about the Kate Burkholder series, under the heading, Book Series Binge: Linda Castillo’s Introduction to Sworn to Silence. Sworn to Silence is the first in the Kate Burkholder series. You can find the article here.

Interested in a little more? Linda Castillo recently wrote a guest post for “Distractions” here on this blog.