Title: A Hidden Secret Author: Linda Castillo Published: June 2nd 2015 by Minotaur Books Format: Kindle Edition, 74 pages Genre: Short Story / Fiction Series: Kate Burkholder 6.5
A short story that falls after “The Dead Will Tell” and before “After the Storm” tells the story of an hours old infant abandoned on the doorstep of the Amish Bishop of Painters Mill, Ohio.
Knowing the implications, Police Chief Kate Burkholder is called in and within days, the whole story is revealed. A sad tale of young love. A story of hope. An inevitable ending that brings peace to a family that has been hurting for their own lost child.
Short stories are not for everyone. Rarely do they move a series along, but sometimes they are just what you need. A filler before you take on another book that will lead you in a different direction from the last book that you had read. I love Linda Castillo’s writing. She gets to the heart of the story without all the fluff that other writers feel that their audience needs.
If you have not had a chance to reader the Kate Burkholder series, please start with “Sworn to Silence” and you will not be disappointed.