The Blue Hallelujah by Andy Straka
When it comes to "a brisk page-turner" (Kirkus) and "characters you feel in your bones" (Julia Spencer Fleming), count on "talented author" (Publishers Weekly) Andy Straka.
"One of rising stars of the mystery genre." --#1 NY Times bestselling author Rick Riordan
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO RESCUE YOUR GRANDCHILD AND REDEEM YOUR LONG DEAD SPOUSE?
Detective Jerry Strickland and his wife Rebecca shared a secret calling. When Rebecca died of cancer in prison--branded as a disturbed vigilante after killing one of his murder suspects--Jerry knew he needed to put the truth in writing to set the record straight.
Now, as an old man nearing his own demise, Jerry is unsure whether to share his narrative about Rebecca with the world. But when his eight-year-old granddaughter Marnee disappears, Jerry learns she's been taken by someone close to the killer depicted in the pages hidden in his dresser drawer.
It's time for Jerry to finish the story--by confronting an evil that threatens Marnee's life and the lives of everyone around her. And by placing his faith in a higher power to redeem the love for Rebecca in his heart.
MORE PRAISE FOR ANDY STRAKA
"A book this good, and this original, helps remind me why I started reading mysteries in the first place."
--Edgar award-winning author Steve Hamilton on Cold Quarry
"A first-rate thriller." --Mystery Scene magazine on Record of Wrongs
"One of the top voices in crime fiction." --Former homicide detective and
bestselling author John J. Lamb
"Frank Pavlicek is a breath of fresh air in the field of private eye fiction." --New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver
"A great read." --Library Journal on Kitty Hitter
"Fast-paced, twisty, and complex."--Booklist on Kitty Hitter
"If you like the kind of book that grabs you by the lapels and doesn't let go until it's done with you, then A Killing Sky is just the ticket." --Janis Jaquith, columnist, public-radio commentator, and author of Birdseed Cookies: A Fractured Memoir