Absolution by Susan Fleet

By Susan Fleet

Most sensible Mystery/Suspense/Thriller -- 2009 superior e-book 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 element. -- Sheri Wilkerson
* "Well-drawn characters seize you by way of the throat, and quick and livid pacing will continue you up all evening. an exciting read." -- Nancy Earl
 A serial killer preys on ladies in New Orleans, the place each person has whatever to conceal. many of the darkest secrets and techniques live in a parish church.

"First classification writing! Fleet is going contained in the head of the killer with an extraordinary expertise. An 'I couldn't placed 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 exhibit their flaws in a fashion that retains the reader guessing. totally terrific!" -- RJ McDonnell writer of the Rock & Roll secret sequence

"Great characters, a colourful environment, [and] a well-crafted plot jam-packed with surprises. a true page-turner!' -- jazzgirl

"... the writer has created a bad killer [who] stalks his sufferers with a continuing awareness to element. every now and then the suspense is intensely excessive. The sweaty pre-Katrina summer in New Orleans complements the oppressive emotions. Absolution stands proud as a hugely credible effort." -- Carl Brookins

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The scent of nachos teased me. My fingers itched to pick up a ball, to send it flying down the lane. I loved bowling. I just hadn’t done it in weeks…because of him. Of Aaron. This was where we had our first date. Where we were supposed to be having a date. Right now. A sharp pang stabbed my heart and each thud was like a hammer against my chest. How had things gotten so messed up? Before we started dating—and even during—I used to think of him as Heart Stopper; I’d see his smile and my heart would give one solid thump and then poof, stop.

Are you getting a divorce? Are we becoming a statistic? ” My father let out a startled laugh, erasing the seriousness from his face for at least two full seconds. ” He quickly waved his hands. ” I let out a deep breath and sat back down, eyeing them warily. I wasn’t ready to relax just yet. The ‘nothing like that’ left a lot of ground uncovered. For instance, they could tell me I had been adopted or something. ” I asked. I shouldn’t have. As soon as the words left my mouth, I knew it’d been a mistake.

And then I burst into hysterics, laughing and crying at the same time. It was a silver necklace with a pendent. The pendent was…I couldn’t fathom the words. It was a small silver heart. Shooting through the heart was a single arrow, the tip made of a black stone. Onyx. My heart leaped and I wasn’t sure my ribs could contain it long. “I’m sorry,” I sobbed, the word bubbling out of nowhere. ” It was beautiful and ironic. And I didn’t deserve it. ” The words, spoken so softly, hit me like a lead fist and went straight through my chest to my heart.

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