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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page (this month at Knitting and Sundries) is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I hope you had a very happy and safe Halloween. Now that it's the holiday season it seems like the rest of the year usually flies by. Of course I won't be ready for any of it. I'm still mourning the loss of summer and am in denial that it's fall. I really can't wrap my brain around the fact that it's November! Well, whatever time of year it is I know I will always be reading and these are the new books I just got. What goodies came into your home last week?

For Silence
by Linda Castillo

In the quiet town of Painters Mill, an Amish family of seven has been found brutally murdered on their farm. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to secrets, but she can’t get her mind around the senseless brutality of the crime.for review from Harper Collins

State agent John Tomasseti arrives on the scene to assist. He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a tentative relationship, but each is wary of commitment. The disturbing details of this case will push them to their limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts.

When Kate discovers a diary, she realizes a haunting personal connection to the case. One of the teenage daughters may have been leading a lurid double life. As the case develops, Kate’s list of suspects grows. Who is the attractive stranger that stole the heart of the innocent young Amish girl? Did her estranged brother—a man with a violent past who was shunned by his family and the Amish community—come back to seek out revenge? Driven by her own scarred past, Kate swears she’ll find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

Topping her own bestselling debut, Linda Castillo once again immerses readers in the world of the Amish with a chilling story that is both a fast-paced thriller and compelling psychological puzzle.

Moonlight Mile
by Dennis Lehane

for review from HarperCollins

Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood twelve years ago. Desperate pleas for help from the child's aunt led investigators Kenzie and Gennaro to take on the case. The pair risked everything to find the young girl—only to orchestrate her return to a neglectful mother and a broken home.

Now Amanda is sixteen—and gone again. A stellar student, brilliant but aloof, she seemed destined to escape her upbringing. Yet Amanda's aunt is once more knocking on Patrick Kenzie's door, fearing the worst for the little girl who has blossomed into a striking, clever young woman—a woman who hasn't been seen in weeks.

Haunted by their consciences, Kenzie and Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most. Their search leads them into a world of identity thieves, methamphetamine dealers, a mentally unstable crime boss and his equally demented wife, a priceless, thousand-year-old cross, and a happily homicidal Russian gangster. It's a world in which motives and allegiances constantly shift and mistakes are fatal.

In their desperate fight to confront the past and find Amanda McCready, Kenzie and Gennaro will be forced to question if it's possible to do the wrong thing and still be right or to do the right thing and still be wrong. As they face an evil that goes beyond broken families and broken dreams, they discover that the sins of yesterday don't always stay buried and the crimes of today could end their lives.


  1. Looks like a couple of great ones. Enjoy!

  2. I want to read both of these books! Looking forward to review on both of them. Enjoy!

  3. Both title look very interesting. So many good books this week(everywhere)!

  4. Looks like you have some good reading ahead of you!

  5. Pray for silence sounds a really good mystery murder book. Linked to the Amish who are nothing like violent this must be a good read.

  6. Pray for Silence seems as though it will be a very good and involving read. I just finished reading and reviewing Moonlight Mile (my first Lehane novel) and I loved it - it was so much fun!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  7. Those both look good and the covers look perfect for the fall. Enjoy!

  8. Happy reading! They both sound interesting.

  9. I have heard great things about these authors.

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