Devious (New Orleans, Book 7) by Lisa Jackson
By Lisa Jackson
In number one New York Times bestselling writer Lisa Jackson's riveting novel of heart-stopping suspense, a lady races to find the reality a few convent packed with unholy secrets.
The crime scene at St. Marguerite's cathedral in New Orleans is stunning, even to professional detectives like Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya. A beginner nun named Sister Camille has been chanced on wearing a yellowed bridal dress and viciously garroted, her physique lined with an altar cloth.
Valerie Houston is devastated through her sister's loss of life. For weeks, she'd begged Camille to go away St. Marguerite's, the place she appeared made up our minds to reside as a few type of martyr. yet Camille had a knack for making undesirable choices—she joined the convent partially simply because she'd fallen for Val's soon-to-be ex-husband, Slade.
Convinced the police aren't doing sufficient, Val starts to enquire. Slade, on a undertaking to fix their marriage, is decided to aid her. however the deeper Val's inquiries pass, the extra twisted the case turns into. St. Marguerite's is much from the tranquil retreat many think, and everybody, from good-looking Father Frank O'Toole to the mysterious mom greater, has their very own schedule. regardless of their closeness, even Camille had a hidden lifestyles Val by no means suspected. yet a person knew approximately Camille's past—and Val's, too. Now she has no selection yet to trap a devious, wicked killer cause on purging St. Marguerite's of all its sins—before she turns into the following sufferer. . .
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