A Quiet Belief in Angels
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?
- 125 x 143 x 25mm | 213g
- 11 Feb 2008
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- Abridged edition
'compelling reading' -- Christina Hardyment THE TIMES
About R. J. Ellory
R.J. Ellory originally studied graphics and photography, he intended to pursue a career in photojournalism, but for many reasons - all of them well within his control - this never came to fruition. He started writing more than ten years ago and hasn't stopped since. His novels have been translated into Italian, German and Dutch, and his novel 'Candlemoth' was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller in 2003. He divides his time between his work as a novelist and voluntary programmes in the areas of drug rehabilitaion and youth literacy. He is married with one son, and currently resides in England. Garrick Hagon has had a career in film, TV and theatre, during which he has been directed by Charlton Heston, George Lucas and Richard Attenborough. On radio, for several years he was Simon Gerrard in The Archers. His most recent films are Black Book, La Vie En Rose and Churchill at War. He has recorded over a hundred audiobooks, including several for Orion.