A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory
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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.

About R.J. Ellory

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R. J. ELLORY is the author of eight novels, including the bestselling A Quiet Belief in Angels, which was the Strand Magazine's Thriller of the Year, nominated for the Barry Award, and a finalist for the SIBA Award. His novel A Simple Act of Violence won the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award, and A Quiet Vendetta was praised by Booklist as “the best mafia novel since The Godfather.”
Published September 8, 2009 by Overlook Books. 396 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Joseph is incarcerated for life but freed after 13.

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A Quiet Belief in Angels reads more as a dark coming-of-age tale rather than a traditional crime novel.

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