By Susan Fleet
Top Mystery/Suspense/Thriller -- 2009 ideal booklet Awards
* "A killer thriller!" Jan Herman, writer of A expertise for Trouble: Hollywood Director William Wyler
* "Fast paced, nail-biting, page-turning learn .. heart-pounding chilling aspect. -- Sheri Wilkerson
* "Well-drawn characters seize you by way of the throat, and quick and livid pacing will hold you up all evening. an exciting read." -- Nancy Earl
A serial killer preys on girls in New Orleans, the place each person has whatever to conceal. the various darkest secrets and techniques stay in a parish church.
"First category writing! Fleet is going contained in the head of the killer with a unprecedented expertise. An 'I couldn't positioned it down' thriller." -- C. J. Gregory
"Absolution could make the main disciplined reader forget about his ordinary bedtime in pursuit of "What occurs next." Fleet paints scenes with a masterful stroke. As tensions construct, the characters display their flaws in a manner that retains the reader guessing. totally terrific!" -- RJ McDonnell writer of the Rock & Roll secret sequence
"Great characters, a colourful surroundings, [and] a well-crafted plot filled with surprises. a true page-turner!' -- jazzgirl
"... the writer has created a bad killer [who] stalks his sufferers with a constant recognition to aspect. from time to time the suspense is very extreme. The sweaty pre-Katrina summer time in New Orleans complements the oppressive emotions. Absolution stands proud as a hugely credible effort." -- Carl Brookins
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Then, she pulled the bolt—there was no lock on the inside—and thrust all her weight against it. She opened it just enough to allow her to enter; and once inside, she blocked it open with a small wooden door-stop she had brought from her own room. That would allow her to leave quickly—to hear anyone coming up the stairs. And she didn't need to worry about him. He couldn't call for anyone. The room was windowless. The walls and floor were of underpadded canvas. The one item of furniture was a low, formicatopped table, its legs bolted to the floor.
How about it, Doc," said Sloan. " Doc Murphy looked at him. He had given Sloan an antabuse pill, and it takes no great amount of whiskey, in combination with antabuse, to prove damn-near fatal. "All right," said the doctor. "Rufus, bring Mr. " He held out his keys. Rufus took them, returned after a moment with the drink; and Doc carefully returned the keys to his pocket. "Now, I'm warning you, Sloan. You shouldn't take that drink. " Jeff Sloan nodded. "I don't doubt you a bit, Doctor," he said, and he swallowed the drink at a gulp.
So for once—oh, hell, not just once; he didn't blow up very often—he held onto his temper in the face of genuine outrage. He had done exactly the right thing. She was sick. The sick should be cured, not punished. He had taken the first step toward that cure. He had shown the damned nasty little stinker—this sick woman—that he was wise to her goddam—that he was aware of her ailment and yet was not angry with her. He had edged the matter out of the shadowed and secret recesses of her mind. Another such nudge or two, and it would be out in the open.