After a childhood betrayal and tragedy, Lindsey Metcalf made a vow always to protect her younger sister, Traci. Although the two women have drifted apart, Lindsey's worst fears are triggered when Traci mysteriously disappears from her home in Seattle. After filing a missing persons report, she learns that her sister has been hiding a lurid double life. Having had her fair share of run-ins with the police, Traci isn't high on the department's list of priorities. And the only man able to help Lindsey find the truth has his own trouble with the law . . . Set to go to trial for a brutal assault charge, ex-cop Michael Striker plays by his own rules. Facing conviction and a possible prison term, he's got nothing left to lose—except his final two weeks of freedom. The last thing he needs is complications—and nothing about this case, or Lindsey Metcalf, is simple. Their search for the truth will plunge them into a seedy world darker than they ever imagined—a seductive trap waiting for its next victim.
American author, and Ohio born, Linda Castillo, chose the thriller genre as the style of her novels. She penned her first novel at the age of thirteen. A bit surprising, Castillo chose Ohio Amish country as the setting for her debut novel, "Sworn to Silence", which began her Kate Burkeholder series. She then added some romance and romantic thriller novels.
Castillo has had thirty books published by three different New York publishing houses. Her books have won her several awards, including the prestigious Rita award. She has also been on the NYT best seller's lists and the USA Today lists as well as recognized internationally.
Castillo enjoys trail riding and barrel racing in her free time. She lives with her husband and pets in Texas.