by Jim Patterson


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Vigil by Jim Patterson

"VIGIL" tells the story of a rape victim's quest for justice and revenge.

Katy O'Malley has not been blessed with a perfect childhood. She and her mother live in a small trailer park and survive on state disability benefits. Despite the harrowing situation, Katy manages to experience the simple joys of being a child, until these, too, are robbed from her when she falls prey to two teenage boys who rape her and leave her to die.

Jack Alvarez and his friend Joe Flack, are driving and are both high on drugs when they see ten-year old Katy and snatch her. They bring Katy to a corn field where they rape her and leave her for dead. If not for a boy who sees Katy shortly after her attackers leave, see would not have survived to track them down and avenge her tragic fate.

It takes fourteen years before Katy finds Joe, but the satisfaction of sending him to a slow and painful death is worth the wait. Four years later, Katy finds Jack, who is now a renowned detective in the San Francisco police department. One step closer to fulfillment of her vengeance, Katy begins executing her carefully laid out plans to destroy him. Her life forever changed. She begins avenging the brutalities inflicted upon other women. Once she has started down this path she finds herself drawn into a world of drugs and adventure.

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ISBN-13: 9781468508369
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 01/20/2012
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Vigil 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a good book, but it got a little to far from reality. But I got to say it was a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be a movie. So many of us want to take issues in their own hands when the police can't deal with or better yet just brush off things that need to be handled. This girl reminds me of a Anjolina type chick who gets feed up with the folks that makes society look bad. The drug pushers, the wife beaters, and better yet the kid killers and rapers. I give this book 2 thumbs up...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was incredibly hard to put down. Excellent story and characters. Will definitely be reading more of this author's work.
Talaras More than 1 year ago
A must read. A great story from beginning to end. It keeps you pulled in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
428 pages. (dw)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A rape victim takes matters into her own hands!! You never can anticipate what she will do next!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
tried to read but could not continue . Writing seemed very childish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-sgr- More than 1 year ago
This book was great from the beginning right up until the end, could not put it down. I recommend this book but beware, you will not want to stop reading it until the end
Booklover29LS More than 1 year ago
This book started off really well. Then about halfway through it seemed like someone else started writing the book after only skimming through what had already been written. A woman who has shunned all advances from men because of her past suddenly has a threesome with her female lover and a man she considers a brother? I really wanted to like the book but it just became too unbelievable like another reviewer mentioned. Good storyline but lost its readability halfway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing is so bad it's almost "See Spot run!" The book starts out really bad. Then around page 135 the author goes into an unconscienable rant about how everything that's wrong with this country is because of illegal immigrants from Mexico. The so-called protagonists run around killing indescriminately and get away with it every time. In fact the authorities seem to be completely unaware of most of them. I do not understand how the first four reviewers had anything good to say about "Vigil."