Did Cecelia, of Pearl Public Library, Chapter 1 Book Club
fame, really go there? Oh, yes she did! She picked a twisted one this time! One that's just right for the month of Halloween!
Devious is the title. Need anymore be said? Of course! It's a wicked crime. A heinous crime. For crying out loud, in the name of all things Holy, some crazed degenerate has gone and killed a nun? Is that enough said? I didn't think so!
The crime scene: St. Marguerite's Cathedral in New Orleans. In a yellowed, bridal gown is how they found murdered Sister Camille, her body covered with an altar cloth. Even local, veteran detectives are freaked out about it!
Naturally, Valerie Houston (Val), Camille's sister, was just torn up by her sister's death. What made things worse is that she had pleaded with Camille to leave St. Marguerite, but Camille didn't always make the best choices. In fact, Camille ran to join the convent after falling in love with Slade,Val's soon-to-be ex-husband.
Like any distraught family member, Val, just didn't think the police were doing enough so she begins to investigate herself! And, here comes Slade trying to make some brownie points by helping. He is still into Val and wants to put their marriage back together.
As Val gets deeper into the investigation, she learns things are not as they seem. A normal, reverent convent is not what St. Marguerite is turning out to be, not by a loooooooooong shot! Father Frank O' Toole and Mother Superior are mighty suspicious themselves. Then Val learns that Camille had a hidden life. But, we all know things don't stay hidden forever. Somebody knew about Camille's past and uh, Val's too!
Now, Val has got to find this devious killer that is out to cleanse St. Marguerite's of all its sins. Plus, Val may be next on the list!
WOW! Don't you want to know more?!?! You have got to read this book! Hey, it's one of famed author Lisa Jackson's creations! You just know it's really good! Jackson has written more than 85 novels, and 30 of them have been best sellers!
Come on by the Chapter 1 Book Club meeting, Thurs. Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. No reservations needed, and as always, light refreshments and door prizes included!
We'll see you there!