A Quiet Belief in Angels

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OVERLOOK, Sep 8, 2009 - Fiction - 396 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Cherie K. - Borders

I read a Quiet Belief in Angels 2 weeks ago. I loved this book!! It had to be the best mystery/thriller/who-done-it ever! It is captivating and gripping. From the first sentence to the last it held my ... Read full review

Stunning debut!

User Review  - Deanna P, Mystery Buyer - Borders

R.J. Ellory is already an international bestselling author, but he has never before been published here in the States. That will change on September 8th, with the publication of his U.S. debut novel ... Read full review

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R. J. Ellory is the author of five novels, soon to be published by Overlook in the U.S. "A Quiet Belief in Angels" was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection in 2008 and was shortlisted for the American Barry Award for Best British Crime Fiction. Two of Ellory's earlier works were shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award.

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