Judas Child

Judas Child

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Penguin Putnam
 It is three days before Christmas, and two young girls have disappeared from the local academy.  This hasn&;t happened for fifteen years, since Rouge Kendall&;s twin sister was murdered.  The killer was found, but now Rouge, twenty-five and a policeman, is forced to wonder: Was he really the one?  Also wondering is a former classmate named Ali Cray, a forensic psychologist with scars of her own.  The pattern is the same, she says: a child called out to meet a friend.  The friend is the bait, the Judas child, and is quickly killed.  But the primary victim lives longer...until Christmas Day.
     Rouge doesn&;t want to hear this.  He&;s spent the last fifteen years trying to avoid the
memories: drinking alone, lying low, washing out of school and a promising first career. Now he might abandon law enforcement too&;but something won&;t let him, not yet.  A little girl has haunted his dreams all these years&;and he has three days finally to put her to rest.

Baker & Taylor
The disappearances of two young girls bring back terrifying memories for Rouge Kendall, a young policeman whose twin sister was murdered in a similar case fifteen years earlier, and his classmate, forensic psychologist Ali Cray.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9781101458761
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Mar 22, 2017

This is in my top ten favorite books. The reviews above do it justice, maybe too many spoilers. I review for NetGalley and Goodreads. It's about time for me to reread.

Sep 02, 2012

At first the characters draw you into this great thriller. Then the plot kicks in & that's it....turn off the phone & find a comfortable chair because you won't be able to stop reading. This bad guy is truly a monster. With each chapter, O'Connell slowly reveals more clues from the past as well as the present as two crime cases mesh & police race to save two little girls. As with her Det. Mallory series, she has created a rich, atmospheric story that makes this stand alone novel a great read.


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