1 - What's your latest?
Linda Castillo: PRAY FOR SILENCE, St Martin’s Minotaur, June 22, 2010
2 - Assuming I haven't read it, why should I?
Linda Castillo: PRAY FOR SILENCE is the second book in my Kate Burkholder series. You should read it because it offers a fresh take on the urban thriller. Sort of….JUSTIFIED meets WITNESS…..
3 - What can you tell us about your main character that you hadn't realized until you answered the question?
Linda Castillo: One word that very closely describes Kate Burkholder is flawed, but in a very human way. Perhaps the book’s Publisher’s Weekly review summed up Kate’s persona best: “A gun-toting, cursing, former Amish female chief of police...."”
4 - What's your favorite scene and why?
Linda Castillo: As a writer I really do love imperfect characters. And I love pushing the envelope. In PRAY FOR SILENCE, those two elements go hand in hand. The scene I enjoyed writing the most illuminates some of Kate’s more human moments. Suffice it to say there are times when she reacts to the events being thrown at her in ways that could be construed as self destructive.
5 - What's next?
Linda Castillo: Kate and John Tomasetti will return next summer in the third installment of the series. Without giving away too much, I can tell you Kate is once again faced with a terrible and wrenching case that hits very close to home for her. There are some surprises in the book and some twists that might shock a few readers.