Judas Child by C O'Connell
Sadie Green's purple bicycle was found abandoned at the bus stop. Then her friend, Gwen, disappeared, which led the police to propose a runaway theory to the press. But State Police Investigator Rouge Kendall wasn't convinced. On a barstool in Dame's tavern, where Kendall spent a little too much time, he remembered his own mother, begging for the life of his twin sister, Susan. That was fifteen years ago. And a man had been imprisioned for that murder - a priest, barely in his twenties. Father Paul Marie continued to proclaim hi innocence. And current events might prove that he was telling the truth, that someone else might be responsible for all three crimes. . . Taut, menacing, intensely felt, Carol O'Connell's fifth novel reveals a total mastery of her craft.