Growing up in rural Georgia during the 1940s, Joseph Vaughan
finds himself at the center of series of mutilations and killings
of young girls. Just a teenager, Joseph becomes determined to
protect his community from the killer, but is powerless to prevent
more murders --- and no one is ever caught. Ten years later one of
his neighbors is found hanging from a rope, surrounded by articles
from the dead girls; the killings cease, and the nightmare appears
to be over. Desperate and plagued everything he has witnessed,
Joseph sets out 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.
A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS © Copyright 2011 by R.J. Ellory.
Reprinted with permission by Overlook Press. All rights
A Quiet Belief in Angels