A Quiet Belief In Angels

A Quiet Belief In Angels

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Joseph Vaughan's life has been dogged by tragedy. Growing up in the 1940s, he was at the centre of series of killings of young girls in his small rural community. The girls were taken, assaulted and left horribly mutilated. Barely a teenager himself, Joseph becomes determined to try to protect his community and classmates from the predations of the killer. But despite banding together with his friends as 'Guardians', he was powerless to prevent more murders - and no one was ever caught. Only after a full ten years did the nightmare end when the one of his neighbours is found hanging from a rope - with articles from the dead girls around him. Thankfully though, the killings finally ceased. Ill-fortune was not yet done with Joseph though and in desperation he leaves the town of his birth to forge a new life in New York. But the past won't leave him alone - for it seems that the real murderer still lives and is killing again. And the secret of his identity lies in Joseph's own history?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 36mm | 662.24g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752873687
  • 9780752873688
  • 1,218,255

About R. J. Ellory

R.J. Ellory is the author of five novels including the bestselling A Quiet Belief In Angels, which is a Richard & Judy Book Club selection 2008. His other novels have been translated into Italian, German and Dutch and City of Lies and Candlemoth have both been shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. He divides his time between his work as a novelist and voluntary programmes in the areas of drug rehabilitation and youth literacy. He is married with one son, and currently resides in England. www.rjellory.com Visit his website at www.rogerjonellory.com.show more

Review quote

"Once again R.J. Ellory shows off his special talents... This isn't your standard shock and bore serial killer novel. It's an impassioned story of a man's life told in Ellory's distinctive voice, and it confirms his place in the top flight of crime writing." -- Susanna Yager Sunday Telegraph "Each jolt strikes perfectly, and the reader will seek, utterly riveted, this masochistic beating right to the end of the book... This is thriller writing of the very highest order." -- Matthew Lewin The Guardianshow more

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