In the exciting 9th title of this New York Times bestseller series Kate Burkholder, Chief of Police in Painters Mill, Ohio, must capture a convicted murderer before he strikes again. Joseph King is a “fallen” Amish man who has been convicted of murdering his wife. After he takes his five children hostage at their Amish uncle’s farm, Kate fears for their safety. She reaches out to help, only to find herself trapped at the farmhouse too. This is not just any man – Kate grew up with Joseph King and as a 13 year-old Amish girl she loved the ground he walked on. He swears that he is innocent and was wrongly convicted and asks Kate to help him prove his innocence releasing her unharmed. When Kate begins to look deeper into the case she finds that the facts and evidence don’t align and she unearths a horrifying secret. Who can she trust and did they convict the right person?