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A quiet belief in angels /

by Ellory, Roger Jon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 351 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781590202500 (hardcover) :; 1590202503 (hardcover).Title notes: $24.95 10-2009 (db)Subject(s): Serial murders -- Georgia -- Fiction | Girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Child sexual abuse -- Fiction | Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction | Georgia -- Fiction | Suspense fiction | Mystery fictionSummary: 1939. In the small, rural community of Augusta Falls, Georgia, twelve-year-old Joseph Vaughan learns of the brutal assault and murder of a young girl, a classmate he knew better than anyone in his class, a girl he quietly loved. The murder is the first in a series of killings that will plague the community over the next decade. Compelled by fear and duty, Joseph gathers a group of friends to form "The Guardians," who vow to watch over the young girls of Augusta Falls. But the murderer evades them and they watch helplessly as one child after another is taken. Even when the killings cease, a shadow of fear follows Joseph for the rest of his life, and the past won't stay buried, even fifty years later.--From publisher's description.
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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.

$24.95 10-2009 (db)

First published: London : Orion, 2007.

1939. In the small, rural community of Augusta Falls, Georgia, twelve-year-old Joseph Vaughan learns of the brutal assault and murder of a young girl, a classmate he knew better than anyone in his class, a girl he quietly loved. The murder is the first in a series of killings that will plague the community over the next decade. Compelled by fear and duty, Joseph gathers a group of friends to form "The Guardians," who vow to watch over the young girls of Augusta Falls. But the murderer evades them and they watch helplessly as one child after another is taken. Even when the killings cease, a shadow of fear follows Joseph for the rest of his life, and the past won't stay buried, even fifty years later.--From publisher's description.

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