Review: Disappeared

Review: DisappearedDisappeared (Kate Burkholder Short Mystery) by Linda Castillo
Series: Kate Burkholder #12.5
on April 27, 2021
Genres: Mystery

FINAL DECISION: More vignette than story, this is a short mystery that showcases what Kate doing in her more “normal” cases. Enjoyable but not substantive.

THE STORY: Kate Burkholder received a call from an Amish family. A toddler is missing in a storm. Kate and her deputies worry that the child may have been swept away in the stormwaters, but there are secrets in the family that might explain what happened.

OPINION: This very short story was interesting although it was not particularly complex or even consisting of much mystery. I do always enjoy seeing these characters and the insights into the complexities of the Amish and English interactions. This was a nice taste of the series with a preview of the next full novel. There have been better short stories, but this one isn’t bad, just short and simple.

WORTH MENTIONING: Kate’s significant other, John, plays only a cameo in this story. I tend to enjoy the short stories where the two work together much better.

CONNECTED BOOKS: DISAPPEARED is book 12.5 in the Kate Burkholder series. It is not necessary to read other books in the series, but I think it is much more enjoyable if readers are familiar with the characters.

STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.


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