A Quiet Belief in Angels
Growing up in rural Georgia during the 1940's, Joseph Vaughan finds himself at the center of a series of mutilations and killings of young girls. Just a teenager, Joseph becomes determined to protect his community from the killer, but he is powerless in preventing more murders-and no one is ever... show more
Growing up in rural Georgia during the 1940's, Joseph Vaughan finds himself at the center of a series of mutilations and killings of young girls. Just a teenager, Joseph becomes determined to protect his community from the killer, but he is powerless in preventing more murders-and no one is ever caught. Ten years later one of his neighbors is found hanging from a rope, surrounded by belongings of the dead girls; the killings cease, and the nightmare appears to be over. Desperate and plagued by everything he has witnessed, Joseph sets out to forge a new life in New York. But even there the past won't leave him alone-for it seems that the murderer still lives and is killing again, and that the secret to his identity lies in Joseph's own history.
Publish date: August 3rd 2010
Publisher: Overlook TP
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
I loved the title and had planned to read this book for some time before I actually got to it. I liked the story it self, for me it was a nice detective. Young girls are murdered in a small community, Joseph gets obsessed to solve the case and find the murderer. It had all the elements of a good t...
Author used sock puppetry to bash and bully other authors and write astonishling glowing reviews of his own books. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/04/sock-puppetry-publish-be-damned?newsfeed=truehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/03/rj-ellory-secret-amazon-reviews?newsfeed=true
An astounding book...what we learn in childhood, the memories, the experiences stays with us and shapes our lives. R J Ellory is a truly amazing author!
A good fiction writer should make him or herself invisible, in service to the story. R. J. Ellory tries so hard to be "literary" that every page screams out "STRIVING AUTHOR! STRIVING AUTHOR! STRIVING AUTHOR!" This desperate author presence makes it impossible to see or care about the story.