I downloaded this book during an ebook sale quite a while ago and just now got around to reading it. I was not compensated for this review in any way.
Father Brennan Burke is not your average Catholic priest: he drinks like a fish, smokes, swears and has a love of women. And he’s been accused of murder.
Monty Collins is a lawyer asked to take Burke’s case. As he gets to know Burke and becomes his friend, he’s sure that his client is innocent, but it’s clear Burke is hiding something. Religious branding on the body specific to him doesn’t help either. Monty has to figure out what Burke is hiding, and if he’s innocent, who did kill the young woman who was known around his church?
Overall, I liked this book. The pace was pretty slow and I had some trouble really getting in and reading quickly, but it was a solid mystery, which I enjoy. I thought I knew ‘who did it’ and was happy when they seemed to realize it too, but I didn’t suspect the ending at all. I like when a book can surprise me.
I also appreciate the fact that this book is told from the point of view of a lawyer. It was a nice change from the detectives that seem to dominate the mystery book genre. While Monty was concerned about who was doing the killings, he wanted to find out so he could clear his client and friend.
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