Since she was a child, Maggie Callahan has been intrigued by the family legend that her great aunt shot a priest. But family members have never been able to tell her why-or what happened to the priest. But now that she's a career journalist, Maggie decides to use her investigative skills to find out the truth behind her family's scandal.
Knowing only that the event happened in the mid-1930s, during the building of the Grand Coulee Dam, Maggie begins her quest with the bishop of the Archdiocese of Spokane. She quickly discovers that he, like so many others, will do whatever it takes to keep any hint of dishonor behind locked doors and to protect the Catholic Church. But Maggie finds an unlikely ally in Father Matthew, a parish priest who has been given the task of stalling her.
The Last Confession deftly explores the twin mysteries of romance and faith in a story of past and present love affairs that both test a priest's commitment to his vow of celibacy.
Ultimately, will the truth about her ancestor's sins be the key that unlocks Maggie's future?
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About the Author
Pat Kelley Brunjes is a retired librarian, school administrator, and educator who dedicated her career to teaching students the arts of speaking, writing, and acting. While continuing to mentor young writers and actors, she now teaches writing, poetry, and public-speaking skills to adults. She also organizes writing conferences and retreats in addition to focusing on her own work.
Brunjes, an award-winning poet, previously published Poetry from the Desert Floor, a collection of photographs and poems reflecting her love of the Southwest and the people who live there. The Last Confession is her first mystery novel.