Meet Linda Castillo, author of Amish thrillers. Her new book, “Down a Dark Road”, takes place two years ago, when Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a “fallen” Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now, King has escaped, and he’s headed to Painters Mill.News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire, putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and takes his five children hostage at their Amish uncle’s farm. Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.
Castillo will be giving a presentation, answering questions and signing books. A ticket is required for the event, $10-$25. Parking is free. Barnes & Noble will be at the event to sell “Down A Dark Road” for 30 percent off the retail price.