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“DAD, WHAT HAPPENED TO COUSIN KATY?”

 

“YOU REMEMBER, SMILER. YOU KILLED HER.”

 

JENNY COOPER has a lot on her mind. Under fire from her superiors for exposing a high-level government cover-up of the disappearance of two Muslim youths, she is also haunted by the discovery that she may have been responsible for the death of one of her own family members. Her college-age son, her therapist, and her neighbor and sometimes lover all seem to be turning their backs on her, driving Jenny to increasingly give in to the temptation to escape through alcohol and pills.

The discovery of a dead man lying outside a Bristol church with the sign of the cross gouged into his flesh looks to her at first like another grisly suicide. But the unexpected arrival of an enigmatic Jesuit priest reveals deeper levels of mystery.

Father Lucas Starr, the chaplain of a nearby prison, has come to plead for Jenny’s intercession on behalf of one of his parishioners, who confessed to murdering Eva Donaldson, a former adult movie actress turned world-renowned anti-pornography campaigner. Persuaded by him to look at Eva’s death afresh, Jenny un-covers a sinister series of connections between Eva and the body at the church.

After another tragic death, Jenny’s suspicions turn toward a powerful new global phenomenon: the politically ambitious and intoxicatingly charismatic Mission Church of God.

Answering to no one but the dead, Jenny’s lone quest for justice takes her to the heart of the fight between good and evil, sex and the supernatural, and on a dark inner journey to confront ghosts that have haunted her for a lifetime.

Review:

"At the start of British author Hall's able second mystery thriller to appear in the U.S. (after The Disappeared), coroner Jenny Cooper looks into the apparent suicide of psychiatric nurse Alan Jacobs, found in a churchyard in her Severn Vale district. Later, a Jesuit priest, Fr. Lucas Starr, asks her to investigate the murder of adult film actress Eva Donaldson. Though Paul Craven confessed to the killing and was convicted, Starr believes Craven, who 'was not in his right mind,' is innocent. Cooper learns that Donaldson joined the Mission Church of God after leaving the porn industry and supported Decency, 'a pressure group advocating a ban on internet pornography.' Still working through her own childhood trauma and rocky divorce, Cooper is under pressure from all sides to wrap up her inquiries, even when she discovers links between Donaldson and Jacobs's deaths. Hall's damaged heroine walks a fine line between empathy and aloofness, while a chilling blend of religion and corruption propels the whodunit plot. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

“DAD, WHAT HAPPENED TO COUSIN KATY?”

 

“YOU REMEMBER, SMILER. YOU KILLED HER.”

 

JENNY COOPER has a lot on her mind. Under fire from her superiors for exposing a high-level government cover-up of the disappearance of two Muslim youths, she is also haunted by the discovery that she may have been responsible for the death of one of her own family members. Her college-age son, her therapist, and her neighbor and sometimes lover all seem to be turning their backs on her, driving Jenny to increasingly give in to the temptation to escape through alcohol and pills.

The discovery of a dead man lying outside a Bristol church with the sign of the cross gouged into his flesh looks to her at first like another grisly suicide. But the unexpected arrival of an enigmatic Jesuit priest reveals deeper levels of mystery.

Father Lucas Starr, the chaplain of a nearby prison, has come to plead for Jennys intercession on behalf of one of his parishioners, who confessed to murdering Eva Donaldson, a former adult movie actress turned world-renowned anti-pornography campaigner. Persuaded by him to look at Evas death afresh, Jenny un-covers a sinister series of connections between Eva and the body at the church.

After another tragic death, Jennys suspicions turn toward a powerful new global phenomenon: the politically ambitious and intoxicatingly charismatic Mission Church of God.

Answering to no one but the dead, Jennys lone quest for justice takes her to the heart of the fight between good and evil, sex and the supernatural, and on a dark inner journey to confront ghosts that have haunted her for a lifetime.

Synopsis:

Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of a porn star turned megachurch devotee.

About the Author

M. R. Hall, a screenwriter, producer, and former criminal lawyer, is the author of The Disappeared. Educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Worcester College, Oxford, he lives in the U.K. with his wife and two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439157121
Author:
Hall, M R
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Hall, M. R.
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of British author Hall's able second mystery thriller to appear in the U.S. (after The Disappeared), coroner Jenny Cooper looks into the apparent suicide of psychiatric nurse Alan Jacobs, found in a churchyard in her Severn Vale district. Later, a Jesuit priest, Fr. Lucas Starr, asks her to investigate the murder of adult film actress Eva Donaldson. Though Paul Craven confessed to the killing and was convicted, Starr believes Craven, who 'was not in his right mind,' is innocent. Cooper learns that Donaldson joined the Mission Church of God after leaving the porn industry and supported Decency, 'a pressure group advocating a ban on internet pornography.' Still working through her own childhood trauma and rocky divorce, Cooper is under pressure from all sides to wrap up her inquiries, even when she discovers links between Donaldson and Jacobs's deaths. Hall's damaged heroine walks a fine line between empathy and aloofness, while a chilling blend of religion and corruption propels the whodunit plot. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , “DAD, WHAT HAPPENED TO COUSIN KATY?”

 

“YOU REMEMBER, SMILER. YOU KILLED HER.”

 

JENNY COOPER has a lot on her mind. Under fire from her superiors for exposing a high-level government cover-up of the disappearance of two Muslim youths, she is also haunted by the discovery that she may have been responsible for the death of one of her own family members. Her college-age son, her therapist, and her neighbor and sometimes lover all seem to be turning their backs on her, driving Jenny to increasingly give in to the temptation to escape through alcohol and pills.

The discovery of a dead man lying outside a Bristol church with the sign of the cross gouged into his flesh looks to her at first like another grisly suicide. But the unexpected arrival of an enigmatic Jesuit priest reveals deeper levels of mystery.

Father Lucas Starr, the chaplain of a nearby prison, has come to plead for Jennys intercession on behalf of one of his parishioners, who confessed to murdering Eva Donaldson, a former adult movie actress turned world-renowned anti-pornography campaigner. Persuaded by him to look at Evas death afresh, Jenny un-covers a sinister series of connections between Eva and the body at the church.

After another tragic death, Jennys suspicions turn toward a powerful new global phenomenon: the politically ambitious and intoxicatingly charismatic Mission Church of God.

Answering to no one but the dead, Jennys lone quest for justice takes her to the heart of the fight between good and evil, sex and the supernatural, and on a dark inner journey to confront ghosts that have haunted her for a lifetime.

"Synopsis" by , Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of a porn star turned megachurch devotee.
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