Angels Burning

Angels Burning

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"On the surface, Chief Dove Carnahan is a true trailblazer who would do anything to protect the rural Pennsylvanian countryside where she has lived all fifty of her years. Traditional and proud of her blue-collar sensibilities, Dove is loved by her community. But beneath her badge lies a dark and self-destructive streak, fed by a secret she has kept since she was sixteen. When a girl is beaten to death, her body tossed down a fiery sinkhole in an abandoned coal town, Dove is faced with solving the worst crime of her law enforcement career. She identifies the girl as a daughter of the Truly family, a notoriously irascible dynasty of rednecks and petty criminals. During her investigation, the man convicted of killing Dove's mother years earlier is released from prison. Still proclaiming his innocence, he approaches Dove with a startling accusation and a chilling threat that forces her to face the parallels between her own family's trauma and that of the Trulys" --
Publisher: New York, New York : Gallery Books, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781501132544
Characteristics: 279 pages ;,22cm.


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Sep 13, 2019

Loved this book! The description of small town USA was probably pretty true to life. The narrator was down to earth strong female lead. Highly recommended.

Jun 13, 2018

It took me awhile to get into this book but I started really liking it in the middle. I even laughed out loud at a couple of parts. The Police Chief's choosing of the perfect outfit and heels to wear each morning started feeling a little silly as the book went on, however. And how the author wrapped everything up at the end of the book left me feeling dissatisfied. I'm a wee bit amazed by the fabulous ratings this book received. Maybe it just wasn't MY kind of book...

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