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Reviews of Burning Soul, the (2011)

Review by michael a draper (2011-11-05)
Randall Haight is an intensely private person. He doesn't want his past to be known because when he was age fourteen, he and another boy murdered a fourteen year old girl.

After serving eighteen years in prison, he was released and given new identity. Now, someone is sending him reminders of the place where the murder occurred.

In the same town, another young girl has gone missing and Randall is afraid that if he comes forward, he'll be made the scapegoat for the new crime. He hires private detective Charlie Parker to make it stop.

Connolly wities in a fine literary style that makes the reader pause and enjoy the smoothness of his words.

There are a number of parallel story lines that merge together in a tidy conclusion with some interesting plot twists and surprises. This adds to the readers entertainment.

Although not one of Connolly's best, I enjoyed the story itself and the literary style of writing.

(This review refers to the 2011 version titled “The Burning Soul”)




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