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Life in the clergy is quiet, respectful, peaceful – or so Callie Anson believed when she began her new job as curate to Reverend Brian Stanford at All Saints’ church in Paddington. Little did she realise just how wrong she could be.
After the traumatic end of her relationship with fiancé Adam, the last thing Callie needs is any more emotional turmoil. But it seems she is not destined for a quiet life just yet. Knowing that women in the clergy are still looked down upon by some, Callie was prepared to face some criticism. But the deep-seated hatred shown by some of her respected male colleagues particularly Father Adimola takes her by surprise. But when he is found strangled to death and her mentor
What The Critics Said
'This book really makes you think about the issues facing the church today. It has a well constructed plot and characters you empathize with. And just when you think that you have figured out who did it, prepare to be shocked.'
The Hunts Post
'Thoroughly entertaining, even to those of no religious bent’
‘Engaging…charming…a compelling drama of power, prejudice and deception…a most convincing, and also chilling, modern writer’
England on Sunday
‘A murder mystery set against a pleasingly lurid backdrop of church politics...[Charles] writes with a satirical vigour.’
‘The principal characters are well drawn... living, breathing 21st century men and women, grappling with all the conflicts currently sending shockwaves through the church...A darn good read’
Bedford Time & Citizen
‘It has all the intrigue and passion burning under the skin that I have come to know and enjoy from her pen. She is a master of the complex relationship...highly recommended’
‘Hugely entertaining...Kate Charles is brilliant at evoking the nuances of contemporary politics in the bleeding but still beating heart of the Church of England’
'An absorbing tale...crying out for the Sunday night at 9pm ITV television slot’
Bedfordshire on Sunday
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