Be careful what you wish for, his mother used to say. Yet how many times has Monty Collins wished for a client who is intelligent, articulate and tattoo-free? Now he has one, but it’s not long before his mother’s warning comes back to haunt him. Father Brennan Burke is the prime suspect in the killing of a foxy young girl whose body was found carved with a religious sign, a sign that points straight to the priest.
With Burke remaining tight-lipped and evasive about his relationship with the victim, Monty has no choice but to secretly conduct a probe into the life of his own client. Never has Monty been so lost for answers, until a long-forgotten incident takes on new and ominous meaning . . .
Winner of the 2006 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel
Anne Emery is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School. She has worked as a lawyer, legal affairs reporter, and researcher. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and daughter. Her new book, Barrington Street Blues, hits store shelves this April.
Published: April 2008
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.