Gone Missing by Linda Castillo – Book & Gift Card Giveaway (ends 7/7/12) #GoneMissing

Now that summer is here many people are looking for some great books to enjoy pool side or while relaxing on the beach. I have a great book for your consideration. It’s called Gone Missing, written by Linda Castillo. Linda is a New York Times bestselling author who lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next book in this series.

About the book

Linda Castillo’s bestselling series has been called “gripping” [People] and “impossible to put down” [Bookpage] and the “teeth chattering suspense” [USA Today] continues with GONE MISSING—a deeply chilling novel about a rite of passage gone horribly wrong.

Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It’s an exciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the church. But when a young teen disappears without a trace, the carefree fun comes to an abrupt and sinister end, and fear spreads through the community like a contagion.

A missing child is a nightmare to all parents, and never more so than in the Amish community, where family ties run deep. When the search for the presumed runaway turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. And chief of Police Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve this case she will have to call upon everything she has to give not only as a cop, but as a woman whose own Amish roots run deep.

Kate and state agent, John Tomasetti, delve into the lives of the missing teen and discover links to cold cases that may go back years. But will Kate piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to save the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating fate? Or will she find herself locked in a fight to the death with a merciless killer?

It sounds really good. I haven’t read it yet (I do have a copy of the book). I enjoy reading crime stories. I think this one is a bit unique because it’s set in the Amish community. I’m curious to see how much into their secret world the book discusses. I’m sure Linda must have done a lot of research into the Amish community prior to writing this books series.

Look for Gone Missing by Linda Castillo where ever books are sold. You can also purchase the book (hardcover, CD or ebook) HERE.

You can follow Linda Castillo’s Facebook Page to keep up to date on her new book releases.

If you are on Twitter you can follow the conversations about this book with the hashtag #GoneMissing.

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press I have a copy of Gone Missing and a $50 Visa gift card to give to a lucky winner. Thank you St. Martin’s Press!

To Enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me either what your favorite genre of books is (crime, horror, suspense, sci-fi…???) OR why you would love to win this book.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below). You MUST complete the initial entry requirement or else the extra entries will not qualify.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on July 7, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries.

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*I received a free sample copy of the book as well as a gift card in exchange for my participating in this promotion. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way. St. Martin’s Press will be providing the prize.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Melissa says:

    horror, i love a book that keeps me at the edge of my seat!

  2. Jessica T. says:

    I like suspense books.

  3. I like mystery books.

  4. Jessie C. says:

    I like suspense

  5. My favorite is sci-fi.

  6. Marjorie says:

    Mysteries are my favourite.

  7. I flip-flop on types of books. Always looking for great new reads and this one looks like an interesting one.

  8. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I like suspense

  9. Jennifer B says:

    I love mystery and suspense, I also enjoy non fiction

  10. Ellen B says:


  11. My favorite genres are murder mysteries like the Alex Cross series 🙂

  12. I love mysteries and legal and medical thrillers!

  13. Andrea Williams says:

    I don’t have a particular favorite -I like to read all kinds of books. The idea of a mystery/thriller written in the Amish community is something I have not read a lot of and it sounds really intriguing.

  14. I like mysteries, romance, and pretty anything that is well written and holds my attention

  15. Linda Kish says:

    I like thrillers

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  16. Tabathia B says:

    I love to read romance, mystery and thrillers and a little paranormal

  17. Thank you for being part of this giveaway hop, and for your immense generosity. Let’s celebrate freedom, liberty and justice…

    I pinned the giveaway on Pinterest:


    • I’m so SORRY, if you could please delete this comment – I was just going to make sure to paste the link to my pin, and the message copied on my clipboard from a previous giveaway was also pasted. I apologize vehemently!

  18. I absolutely LOVE thrillers and mysteries…I really wanted to read “Pray for Silence” by the author, and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this one. Thank you SO much for this immensely generous giveaway.

    Also, I pinned the giveaway on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/287456388686315817/

  19. Rochelle says:

    I love a good mystery. It is my absolute favorite. Thanks!

  20. I usually like Romance books….but I love books about the Amish.

  21. kelly g says:

    action/war, and ya paranormal

  22. My favorite is drama.

  23. Stacey B says:

    subscribed via rss google reader – stacey0711n(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. I don’t read many mysteries, although I typically enjoy them. My mom reads them rapidly, so when I get one, I always let her read it first.

  25. Carol W says:

    I like romance novels

  26. I love thrillers!

  27. Deanna G. says:

    I love mysteries! 🙂

  28. My favorite genre is paranormal and historical romance. I’m entering to try to win the book for my sister. She buys practically every Amish book she can get her hands on. 🙂 So thank you very much for this giveaway!

  29. My favorite book genre is suspense 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  30. Anita Yancey says:

    I like mysteries and thrillers best.

  31. momznite says:

    I get bored with any one type of book so I like to jump around. The important thing is that the book be well written and engaging.

  32. Kim Reid says:

    My favorite genre is Mystery/Suspense/Thriller type of books – Thanks!

  33. Claudia says:

    I like non fiction books

  34. Claudia says:

    Email Subscriber with email
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