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Sophie Fields is a little girl tortured by her memories of Damien Smith, a much-loved and respected church elder with a secret lust for the unmentionable. After his misdeeds are covered up by church leaders, she climbs to the roof of her house and jumps to her death, right in front of her shocked brother, Charlie.

20 years later, detective Harry Fletcher is still haunted by the personal demons associated with the church cover-up. After losing his faith, his wife, and now his partner, Fletcher learns that Charlie Fields has come back to town with one mission: to kill everyone responsible for his sister's death. It is Fletcher's job to track and stop the crazed killer.

But as it becomes clear who the main targets are, Fletcher finds himself in the midst of a moral quagmire. Although he sees justice in Charlie's crusade, the killer seems to be taking out others not responsible for his family's destruction. As Fletcher and his new partner battle each other in a test of ideology and limits of the law, the real demons show up and change everything.

In this chilling tale of suspense, revenge, and evil, a police detective wrestles with his moral conscience while attempting to stop a serial killer avenging his sister's death.

©2017 Chris Miller (P)2017 Chris Miller

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Compelling Murder Mystery

'A Murder of Saints' is a classic revenge story, in my book at least! When the abuse from a pastor results in the death of his younger sister, Charlie is haunted for the rest of his days. Finally, he has no choice but to seek revenge on all of those who caused his sister's death. While he pursues this endeavor, Detective Fletcher is tasked with hunting him down and stopping him. I won't say more for fear of spoilers, but I will say that this was a fast-paced and very satisfying murder mystery novel. I would recommend this one to anyone who enjoys this genre!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Very enjoyable!!

This was a most satisfactory read, with a good, brooding feel. Unaddressed injustice can be a deeply corrosive thing. It seems we do need heroes, however much we fall short of righting wrongs and rising from the ashes in real life

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review." 

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Not For Faint of Heart

This is the 1st book I’ve listened to by author and really enjoyed it. It is full of violence, gore, revenges and nauseating descriptions. My favorite character was Harry Fletcher tracking down Charlie Field who not only kills Damien Smith (the reverend responsible for his sister’s death and finds he loves killing). Good narration with surprise ending. Write more horror books. Recommend this gruesome suspenseful thriller with strong stomachs. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. THANK YOU

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  • Heather
  • ABERDEEN, MD, United States
  • 01-09-18

True thriller from the beginning

This book has my attention from the start. I don’t usually say books are riveting but , I feel like this one lives up to that word.

Narrator is incredible. He helps builds the suspense and keeps wanting to hear what comes next. Highly recommend “A Murder if Saints”

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Thought provoking, and suspenseful!

Wow! "A Murder of Saints" is absolutely one of the most thought provoking thrillers I've read in a while!

The story follows a man whose younger sister was molested as a preteen by local church leaders. Justice was never served at the time, and the young girl commits suicide. Her older brother doesn't do well after the incident, and comes back 20 years later with revenge on the mind.

The story unfolds from the perspective of more than one character, including the murderer.

What I love most about this book is that it presses you to think about the greater damage that our corrupt Justice system plays into. What I will warn you about: the book is can be quite morbid, and it covers several uncomfortable topics. If you're easily squeamish or don't enjoy true horror books, this is not the book for you.

The narrator is fantastic, and I would gladly listen to him read other books!

I absolutely recommend this book if you're into suspense, thriller, or horror novels. This will absolutely be a perfect read!

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A Murder of Saints

This was a very good book.A brother sees his sister and family distroyed by church decon pedophiles.It haunts him until he hatches a plan.It may not be all his own,but it is a plan.My big problem with this is the old'the atheist will come around' attitude.It would be nice to see him stick to his beliefs once in awhile.Tim Halligan was a fine narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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It's OK but could have been better if...

Spoiler alert!

Well, first of all, it's really 3.5 stars overall.

I have ambiguous feelings towards the book. On the one hand, it has a really involving and somehow emotionally moving criminal plot - the revenge of a man on people responsible for his sister's suicide and the moral dillemmas the investigation into the killings poses for the leading detective. On the other hand... well, that's just it, that's the problem I have with the book: the appearance of demons in flesh and body.... Maybe I had just overlooked the part of the book's description that said 'the real demons show up and change everything' or maybe I hadn't taken it literally - and I should have. Because demons do appear, take over the mind and body of Charlie, talk to him, talk to his victims and so on... I'm not sure what it was exactly that clashed for me at that point; maybe it was the fact that the demons looked exactly what we imagine the Devil to look like, with horns, and a tail, and yellow eyes, or maybe the fact that Charlie became almost immortal right then and there, with wounds healing immediately and so on... but the book changed into a B movie for me at that point, almost all feelings of sympathy or support I had had for the main characters before just going away, leaving me totally indifferent... And it could have been so much more interesting if the demons existed only in the minds of Charlie's and Fletcher's, if it was their internal battle to win or lose... So generally it's a 4-star plot with 1 star deducted for the cartoony demons unnecessarily thrown into the middle of an otherwise really interesting crime plot.

As for the narration by Mr Halligan, I liked it although it could have been a little faster at times:) Generally it's a good interpretation of all the characters, very well conveying their emotions, with some acting added to the pot. There were moments when Mr Halligan kind of slowed down, especially in the descriptive parts, with the effect of sounding a little too monotonous, but it didn't disturb me in any way nor made me lose focus, so that's OK. On the whole t's a steady, good performance.


DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Graphic and Wooden.

Was A Murder of Saints worth the listening time?

The basic premise of the book makes you think this is going to be a gritty and possibly emotional powerhouse. A brother trying to avenge his sister's death and an officer trying to stop him... There are possibilities of exploring so many shades of characters in that premise. Sadly the execution lets it down.

The main two characters feel wooden and one dimensional. They don't have any shades.
Instead of exploring the psychological side of such characters, how human mind is capable of doing evil things, we get demons. Literally. It went downhill after that point for me.

And we get lots of expletives. And lots of gore. Violence was expected but the excruciating details are honestly gets too much at places. So if you are squirmish, skip this one.

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I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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A Murder of Saints

I thought the premise of the book was better than the execution unfortunately. I think a large part of it was that the narration was not to my liking. The other part of the problem was at around 5 hours left in the book. It took a hard left which in and of itself was not bad... if the book had started out with hints of this change I could have dealt with it, but it was a tale of two books and it didn't come together for me. Yeah I know that reads weird but I don't know how else to state it.

This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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Graphic violence, obscene language

A little too much for my liking. I'm sure some will like the perversity.

Tim Halligan did a good job of bringing the characters to life.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful