9781590202500

A Quiet Belief in Angels

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  • ISBN13:

    9781590202500

  • ISBN10:

    1590202503

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Orphaned at the age of seven and sent to prison for poaching when he was seventeen, R. J. Ellory immersed himself in literature and set about learning the craft of writing fiction. Ellory divides his time between writing and volunteer programs in the areas of drug rehabilitation and youth literacy. He is married with one son.

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