The Confessional

The Confessional

by Reiny Pierson


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The Confessional by Reiny Pierson

Sarah Tazewell, a cerebral, highly intuitive woman, knew from an early age that she was psychic. When she and her husband David buy a confessional booth from The Governor’s Antiques in Mechanicsville, VA and convert it into a phone booth for their Queen Anne Victorian, Sarah senses a presence in the confessional. Later, the voices become only one voice: that of a murderer that rapes and strangles his victims. Though consumed with fear and anxiety, Sarah refuses to be a victim and sets out on a journey to learn more about the confessional. Sarah’s antagonist is a brilliant, charismatic sexual psychopath who conforms to a ritual of murder and confession. The confessional in the 100-year-old church where he confessed was an integral part of the ritual. When he comes to confess after another murder, he finds “his” confessional gone and begins a frantic search to find it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940192734
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Series: Beach Murder Mysteries Series
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Reiny Pierson holds a doctorate in English education from Old Dominion University and is a retired educator and administrator after thirty years in Virginia Beach. She is the recipient of the Virginia Technology Teacher of the Year award from IBM and Technology & Learning Magazine. Her article "The Influence of Brain Hemisphericity on the Composing Process of Twelfth Graders" was published in the Tapestry of Knowledge, for which she received an award for Excellence in Research from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. In addition, her poem "The Gift" was published in Virginia Writing, Longwood University. She was the editor for a collection of teacher writings published by The Tidewater Virginia Writing Project, Old Dominion University. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

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The Confessional 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
VioletL More than 1 year ago
Exceptional writing, story telling at it's best. You will get caught up in this story and not want to put it down. If your into thrillers, you should not miss this book.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story for an honest review This was your typical serial killer story, with the killer enjoying his kills and being excited by the stalking and violence over his victims. There is a second story about a college guy meeting, falling in love, and marrying his future. There seems to be no combining of the story except for the one guy buying the confessional the serial killer used to go to, carve initials into it, and confess his sins. The story just didn't seem to make to much sense. I had a lot of problems finishing the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scary. Living in the same area as the characters really made it scary and good. I could picture the places.
Mallory_SupernaturalFan More than 1 year ago
Review:  THE CONFESSIONAL by Reiny Pierson In Virginia Beach, and Richmond, Virginia, a mentally ill, homicidal, psychopath with delusions of grandeur stalks, assaults, and murders young women of a particular age and phenotype. Upon completion, the corpse is deposited in the chosen disposal location, and he confesses at an antique Richmond Catholic church, always to the same elder parish priest, whom he knows will preserve the secret of the confessional and not notify the police.