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The crime scene at St. Marguerite’s cathedral in New Orleans is shocking, even to seasoned detectives like Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya. A novice nun named Sister Camille has been found dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted, her body covered with an altar cloth.

Valerie Houston is devastated by her sister’s death. For weeks, she’d begged Camille to leave St. Marguerite’s, where she seemed determined to live as some kind of martyr. But Camille had a knack for making bad choices - she joined the convent in part because she’d fallen for Val’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Slade. Convinced the police aren’t doing enough, Val begins to investigate. Slade, on a mission to repair their marriage, is determined to help her. But the deeper Val’s inquiries go, the more twisted the case becomes.

St. Marguerite’s is far from the tranquil retreat many believe, and everyone, from handsome Father Frank O’Toole to the mysterious Mother Superior, has their own agenda. Despite their closeness, even Camille had a hidden life Val never suspected. But someone knew about Camille’s past - and Val’s, too. Now she has no choice but to catch a devious, depraved killer intent on purging St. Marguerite’s of all its sins - before she becomes the next victim….

©2011 Lisa Jackson (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Gothic novel

I'm afraid this book was a struggle to listen to, although no fault is attached to the reader. The blame lies squarely at the feet of the author, who appears to have thought she was writing a take-off of a gothic novel. The writing was full of so many examples of over-dramatisation that it's impossible to pick just one on which to comment. The story held just enough twists to keep me listening to the end, but I'm afraid that there is no way I could recommend this book to anyone with a love of the English language.

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Best One Yet!!

I was on my toes the entire book!! Lisa Jackson has out done herself!!! I was breathless the last 6 chapters. listening to Lisa Jackson's series helps me clean and organize my place but I also clean other people's homes. Love listening while I clean.

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Exciting Story!

I really like Lisa Jackson's books. They have just the right amount of suspense, action, and intrigue sprinkled with descriptive sexy scenes.
This one did not disappoint, just hate to get to the end of the book. The narrator added to the intrigue and did not take away from the story.

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awesome listen!

kept me wanting more! Hope for a sequel to this story! this author remains tops with me!

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great book

i couldn't put it down i loved it and a great author Lisa Jackson is

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I don't appreciate romances.

I would rather listen to a full mystery without the romance aspect. Otherwise good story.

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Tired, insecure, female characters

This book was ok. What really irked me was the fact that this author seems to make the majority of her female characters so weak and meek and insecure. She has no badass, self assured, female characters in any of her books it makes it difficult to read at times. SPOILER ALERT-like in this book, the main characters sister sleeps with her husband and she still gets back together with him?? Like what woman with an ounce of self respect would do that? And then on top of that it feels like the female characters can never save themselves or get themselves out of their precarious situation, it’s always left up to a man to save them and that really infuriates me. I’ve read a lot of this authors books but I’ve noticed this repeating pattern when it comes to her female characters and I really don’t like it, it seriously drives me crazy. The narrator is brilliant, however. I could listen to her all day long, I genuinely enjoy her. I like this author but this book wasn’t one of her best.

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Boeing dragged on

I was excited to the start but every scene lost its excitement by too much description. I found myself skipping whole chapters and still not any further in the book. it was the worst one that I have listen to by lisa jackson. she needs to go through her older books and make the suspense better and not dwindle away in words.

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Not my favorite

This was not a good read. Author added sex for fillers. I wouldn’t recommend I’m not going for book 2

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DeVious: A Bentz and Montoya Novel

Was a bit disappointed as it was written almost making you think you were listening to the last book about these characters.