The Hidden One

23 September 2022
Written by: Linda Castillo
Review by: Dee Atkinson
Genre: Suspense
Series: Kate Burkholder

The Diener from a nearby county come to visit Kate. They know her past and they know that she knows the man accused of a murder from a lifetime ago.

Kate’s first love when she was a teen, Jonas, is accused of murder after a body is discovered years after he disappeared (the deceased Ananias Stoltzfus is the Bishop no less). The incriminating factor is Jonas’ gun at the scene. Now married and with children, Kate knows Jonas and knows he would never do such a thing and she knows it’s her job to prove it, despite the evidence suggesting otherwise.

She gets little help from the family who appear to want to accept Jonas guilt.

Kate finds herself targeted of course and knows that someone is trying to silence her because she is digging deeper and on the right track. The Bishop it turns out may not be who he appears to be.

The result is what you least expect, and even has a final twist at the end.