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Only the Lucky
Only the Lucky: A Kate Burkholder Short Story | Linda Castillo
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Bucolic Painters Mill is plunged into darkness in this new short mystery, from the New York Times bestselling author of Among the Wicked, featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. Its Friday the 13th in Painters Mill and rumors of an Amish ragera huge outdoor party rife with underage drinkingputs Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her small department on edge. To make matters worse, Painters Mill is in the midst of a county-wide power outage. At the height of the rager, a teenage Amish girl is attacked with a hammer and left for dead. Kate is called to the scenean abandoned farm teeming with loud music and rowdy behaviorto find the girl unconscious and bleeding from a head wound. With the girl in a coma and an unknown attacker on the loose, Kate must discover who would want to hurt her, and why, before its too late.
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This is the first short story in the series that hasn‘t seemed rushed and fit really well into the short story category. My only question – who paid for all the food and entertainment of the Amish Rager? Ribs and beer and a live band for 200 people? Whew! Not a bad story at all, and it even includes a tiny glimpse of Tomasetti…