By Susan Fleet
Top Mystery/Suspense/Thriller -- 2009 most popular 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 through the throat, and quick and livid pacing will maintain you up all evening. an exhilarating read." -- Nancy Earl
A serial killer preys on girls in New Orleans, the place everybody has whatever to conceal. many of the 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 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 show 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 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 continuing cognizance to aspect. now and then the suspense is intensely severe. 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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She could get away—she’d gotten outside, right? She could get away. A sob burned inside her abused throat, threatening to choke her. She could hear him, trailing behind her, chuckling as she ran. She thought she could even hear the sound of his feet on the hard-packed, uneven forest floor. Above her own breaths, harsh and ragged, she could hear him as she pushed through the night-dark forest. Or maybe it was just her heart. She hurt. She hadn’t thought it was possible to hurt like this, hurt so that every breath, every move was sheer agony.
Right now, she could see … Right now, she could touch. And more … she could be touched. Touched by somebody who wasn’t moved by curiosity or pity, or even worse, some fucked-up male desire to get a unique score he could tell a bunch of his loser friends about over a beer. No, she was being touched by somebody who very obviously wanted to touch her right back. So what if it was only in a dream? At least here he couldn’t disappoint her by saying he’d call and then not follow through. As he ran his hands down over her body, stripping away her clothes, Lena lifted her eyes upward and stared at the sun again.
One more. ” A storm of memories assaulted him as he stood in the shadows. Walking down the street, side by side with his partner. “Come on, Mac. One more. ” “Yeah, one more, my ass, pretty boy. ” Mac. It was Mac. Get out … gotta get out. Shit, fuck that. Got to go knock some sense into her … Mac … aw, shit. No. Get out. Got to get out. Couldn’t seem to move his legs, though. Damn it. Like they were stuck in lead, and his head didn’t want to work. Mac … his partner. Best friend. His lover … how many times had he held that woman in his arms?