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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#Book #Review: 3 out of 5 stars for Broken Angels by Graham Masterton @GrahamMasterton @HoZ_Books

TITLE: Broken Angels
SERIES: Katie Maguire, Book #2
AUTHOR: Graham Masterton
PUBLISHER: Head of Zeus
PUBLICATION DATE: April 10, 2014 (first published 2012)
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 397 pages
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
ISBN: 9781781852187
Someone is brutally killing Catholic priests. Revenge, or something more sinister Irelands first female detective must get to the truth in the second Katie Maguire mystery. One cold spring morning in County Cork, two fishermen find a bundle of rags floating in the Blackwater River. It is the bloated body of Father Heaney. His hands and feet are bound, and his neck bears the marks of garrotting wire. Worse still, he has been castrated. When a second priest is found murdered, his body bruised and beaten and the same savage wound hidden beneath his soutane, Detective Inspector Katie Maguire finds evidence of a sinister cover-up at St. Josephs Orphanage. But the Catholic diocese still wields considerable power here, and the Garda are under pressure to close the case. Katie has to work alone if she is to catch the killer in time but first she must shatter a wall of silence that for decades has hidden a terrible secreta secret that is beyond belief.
MY REVIEW:

The torture and grisly deaths continue in the second installment of the Katie Maguire series!

Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire has her hands full when the bodies of priests begin to turn up, with evidence of torture and castration. There was a scandal years back involving a number of Catholic priests with allegations of abusing boys from an orphanage, but no charges were laid and the furor died down. The reason behind the crimes wasn’t at all what I expected, so kudos to Masterton for creating a complex storyline.

Katie is a wonderful character. I am growing to love her more and more! Her relationship with John continues, but she has to make a decision about their future because he plans to sell the farm and return to the United States.

What I loved so much about White Bones, the first book in this series, was how dark and gruesome the slayings were in all their graphic detail. This one wasn’t quite as dark, but there are some parts that definitely made me squirm! While I don't feel that it was as good as its predecessor, it was still an enjoyable read and I will continue with the series. 

MY RATING:

3 stars!! It was good, and I enjoyed it!

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