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A Murder of Saints ❰EPUB❯ ✰ A Murder of Saints Author Chris Miller – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Sophie Fields is a little girl tortured by her memories of Damien Smith a much loved and respected church elder with a secret lust for the unmentionable After his misdeeds are covered up by church lea Sophie Fields is a little girl tortured by her memories of Damien Smith a much loved and A Murder PDF/EPUB ² respected church elder with a secret lust for the unmentionable After his misdeeds are covered up by church leaders she climbs to the roof of her house and jumps to her death right in front of her shocked brother CharlieTwenty years later detective Harry Fletcher is still haunted by the personal demons associated with the church cover up After losing his faith his wife and now his partner Fletcher learns that Charlie Fields has come back to town with one mission to kill everyone responsible for his sister's death It is Fletcher's job to track and stop the crazed killer But as it becomes clear who the main targets are Fletcher finds himself in the midst of a moral uagmire Although he sees justice in Charlie's crusade the killer seems to be taking out others not responsible for his family's destruction As Fletcher and his new partner battle each other in a test of ideology and limits of the law the real demons show up and change everything.

  • Paperback
  • 370 pages
  • A Murder of Saints
  • Chris Miller
  • 13 April 2014
  • 9781532031335

About the Author: Chris Miller

Chris Miller is a native Texan who has been writing from an early age He began publishing A Murder PDF/EPUB ² in with his first novel A Murder of Saints Since then he has released three novels—The Hard Goodbye The Damned Place and The Damned Ones—as well as a novella Trespass He has also been inducted into many anthologies including the acclaimed And Hell Followed from Death's Head Press where he.



10 thoughts on “A Murder of Saints

  1. Valentine Valentine says:

    Alright before I started this book I had high hopes for it The second I had read the summary I was hooked I really love thrillers but they are often all the same and rather involves police research than the actual murders or the murderers themselves Further I have been disappointed by this type of books before because most of the time they are very 'serious' adult books and it is usually heavy and dull as if a book could not be realistic AND interesting at the same timeBut this one God did I get slapped in the face swallowed whole and spat out again This book is a wild ride from beginning to end It is uite long in its 436 pages and I was a little afraid the plot would linger endlessly like it does in so many other thrillers but it was not the case not even a single time The pace is incredibly fast packed with action simply breathtaking I found myself flipping the pages so fast I felt like in a trance The story is just mesmerizing it is incredibly dark and violent and twisted but it is so thrilling too And it is not only entertaining it exposes a cruel truth of child abuse of people covering shameful eventsAs I said I read many thrillers and most of the time you follow the story from the police's eyes and the killer is often that vague ominious figure always standing in the shadows out of reach Perhaps it is realistic and really represents how an investigation feels but it was simply so refreshing to be in the killer's point of view too The author's writing is insane so fast and powerful in the span of a few simple words he just grips your guts and twists them around with bloody details and dark swirling thoughts I was completely hypnotized by the story and I'm not exaggerating And Charlie is just so interesting as a character Now don't get me wrong he is a bit of an asshole but you just can't help but find yourself praying he doesn't get caught always looking out for him in a wayThis book was also interesting in the way that it wasn't just the killer is bad the police is good and that's all It really showed how a situation can be in a grey zone after all didn't the church elder abuse a child? Doesn't he deserve a punishment as well with the people who helped him hide his crimes? The ending was really amazing for this dilemna I really really REALLY liked it Fletcher our main character is my man I really loved his character throughout the entire bookAnd for the last thing I wanted to discuss this book mentally threw me accross the room with the twist that occured roughly halfway It was already amazing since the beginning but suddenly everything changed and added a dash of supernatural in it making this book simply UNIUE It was exactly what I wanted to read for years and I'm not disappointed I picked this book up It's a masterpiece of the genre and I would die for it

  2. Bookread2day Bookread2day says:

    I loved the cover I thought it was very eye catching What I liked about the cover is it looked a murderer on the loose with a rifle You could tell instantly it's going to be one of those gruesome stories Once I received my book looking at it closely I could see a church and wondered what the connection was So apart from the cover that grabbed my attention the next thing that I particularly liked was the church theme as my daughter goes to church every Sunday So I'm very familiar with the elders from church In the story A Murder of Saints Damien Smith was the much loved and respected church elder with a secret lust for the unmentionable Things about him are hushed up by the church I've never read such an intense suspense thriller with gruesome scenes of type of horrors that it freshly different With the church scenes about an elder I do wonder if the author Chris Miller attends church in Texas where he lives I'm always very interested in what gave the author the idea to write their novel

  3. Rachel (TheShadesofOrange) Rachel (TheShadesofOrange) says:

    25 Stars This was an incredibly dark thriller that addressed classic themes of revenge and human sin Told from multiple perspectives the narrative moved along uite uickly At first this story read like a traditional thriller but readers should be aware that there were some supernatural horror elements in the later half of the narrative This story certainly contained some dark subject matter I felt that the topic of sexual abuse was sensitively handled in a way that tried to minimize the details of the sister's backstory in order to minimize the potentially triggering material Yet at the same time the book did not shy away from the darker sides of murder Filled with gruesome detail the was some wonderfully morbid scenes in this story that appealed to the horror reader in me While this was a decent thriller I felt that it was a story that I have read many times before The supernatural aspects increased my enjoyment of the book but they weren't enough to make the story feel fresh The book itself was fairly well written yet I found the characters and plot to be just average Admittedly I may have become fatigued by the thriller genre and am finding myself overly critical of books that do not break the mold and surprise meI received a copy from the author

  4. timj26 timj26 says:

    An excellent crime thriller with supernatural elementsFull of action and suspense this was one of the best revenge stories I’ve readWell narrated and highly recommendedI received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

  5. Monica Monica says:

    I love first novels and this one didn’t disappoint

  6. David Kempf David Kempf says:

    SOPHIE FIELDS WILL HAUNT YOU Chris Miller does it again Every chapter of this book flew by very uickly because it was a joy to read I read this one fast because it was enjoyable and trust me other books out there reuire the patience of a saint to finish reading From the beginning we are hooked by the character of Sophie Fields who is briefly described but burned into our imagination in a deeply haunting description Is anything real? That's the uestion A Murder of Saints poses to the reader I think the philosophy of the two main characters can be summed up as solipsism Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind can be proven to exist The protagonist and antagonist are both trapped in their own minds and both of them are ultimately profoundly haunted by the memory of Sophie Fields The little girl's tragic death was a grave and unspeakable injustice to both of the main characters one a police detective and the other the brother of the murdered little girl Sophie The book reminds me a bit of David Lynch's Twin Peaks and I also think it's kind of a modern version of Umberto Eco's The Name of The Rose Still the book is ultimately an original work from a brand new voice in fiction And he pulls us into the minds of the story's two conflicted and tormented main characters They are haunted by the memory of Sophie Fields

  7. Lidia Lidia says:

    This is my review of the audio version as posted on AudibleSpoiler alertWell first of all it's really 35 stars overallI have ambiguous feelings towards the book On the one hand it has a really involving and somehow emotionally moving criminal plot the revenge of a man on people responsible for his sister's suicide and the moral dillemmas the investigation into the killings poses for the leading detective On the other hand well that's just it that's the problem I have with the book the appearance of demons in flesh and body Maybe I had just overlooked the part of the book's description that said 'the real demons show up and change everything' or maybe I hadn't taken it literally and I should have Because demons do appear take over the mind and body of Charlie talk to him talk to his victims and so on I'm not sure what it was exactly that clashed for me at that point; maybe it was the fact that the demons looked exactly what we imagine the Devil to look like with horns and a tail and yellow eyes or maybe the fact that Charlie became almost immortal right then and there with wounds healing immediately and so on but the book changed into a B movie for me at that point almost all feelings of sympathy or support I had had for the main characters before just going away leaving me totally indifferent And it could have been so much interesting if the demons existed only in the minds of Charlie's and Fletcher's if it was their internal battle to win or lose So generally it's a 4 star plot with 1 star deducted for the cartoony demons unnecessarily thrown into the middle of an otherwise really interesting crime plotAs for the narration by Mr Halligan I liked it although it could have been a little faster at times Generally it's a good interpretation of all the characters very well conveying their emotions with some acting added to the pot There were moments when Mr Halligan kind of slowed down especially in the descriptive parts with the effect of sounding a little too monotonous but it didn't disturb me in any way nor made me lose focus so that's OK On the whole t's a steady good performanceDISCLAIMER I was given this free review copy audiobook at my reuest and have voluntarily left this review

  8. James Watts James Watts says:

    In the town of Longview a secret is kept A secret that would split the church if ever its sickening deeds came to light And from those deeds the actions that would follow a monster is born Chris Miller has penned an amazing fast paced story that will have you turning pages faster than your fingers can move A Murder of Saints is part revenge part darkness versus light It truly does give the reader a lesser of two evils choice Charlton Fieldslittle Charlie lost everything with the death of his sister all to those under the guise of saints Police detective Harry Fletcher lost his faith due to the mess that caused the death of Sophie Fields The chain of events set forth by one sick twisted man gives way one of the most disturbing vengeance tales I have read in a very long time And Miller hit his mark perfectly Strong characterization dialogue imagery he nails it keeping the suspense high and the mind wondering how this rollercoaster ride from hell will end He has also highlighted uite well the evils that lurk in those we seek guidance from those that we put our trust into reminding us that nothing is at it seems and that is always going to be wolves in sheep's clothing preying on us And that there will always be someone behind them sweeping their crumbs under the rug Certain times while reading this novel I felt how Harry felt and could see where Charlton was coming from even if it was a little insane Miller crafted the story so well that it was difficult not too All the pain and heartache of the characters was well written and gave this story life And there is a lesson to be learned and wisdom to be gained but I'd rather all of you to read it to what I am babbling about Overall this was a terrific read and I look forward to reading all of Chris Miller's work

  9. Reggie Reggie says:

    Twenty years ago 12 yo Sophie Fields jumped off the roof of her home She and several other kids accused a prominent church member of molestation The church elders paid off most of the families The two families that took the church to court were belittled and ostracizedand lost the case Sophie’s mother collapsed and died and her father committed suicide 15 yo Charlie was left an orphan and placed in foster care Present dayCharlie Fields is back and seeking revenge on the men who destroyed his family As the bodies pile up homicide detective Fletcher whom coincidentally was a church member that leftand had also arrested the pedophileis racing against the clock to stop Charlie’s reign of terror Just when you think you have a handle on this storyenter demonic entitieswho kidnap Fletcher’s ex wife and daughter This book is chocked full of drama and suspensewith Fletcher’s partner trying to explain why evil exists and why we shouldn’t blame God when bad things happen The ending thoughwowwww Great book I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review

  10. Jennie Rosenblum Jennie Rosenblum says:

    I am not a horror fan and this book at the edge of horror for me There are some gruesome scenes as well as demons which are not my favorite However the story is strong and the characters are pretty well developed The main character Detective Harry Fletcher is haunted by an old case and the “one” that got away With a new partner a strong Christian who does not hesitate to show his beliefs Harry deals with a killer trying to right a wrong as well as Harry’s own uestioning and loss of his faith The book can lead to some really good discussions on right and wrong and while this might not have been my cup of tea I would recommend this book

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10 thoughts on “A Murder of Saints

  1. Valentine Valentine says:

    Alright before I started this book I had high hopes for it The second I had read the summary I was hooked I really love thrillers but they are often all the same and rather involves police research than the actual murders or the murderers themselves Further I have been disappointed by this type of books before because most of the time they are very 'serious' adult books and it is usually heavy and dull as if a book could not be realistic AND interesting at the same timeBut this one God did I get slapped in the face swallowed whole and spat out again This book is a wild ride from beginning to end It is uite long in its 436 pages and I was a little afraid the plot would linger endlessly like it does in so many other thrillers but it was not the case not even a single time The pace is incredibly fast packed with action simply breathtaking I found myself flipping the pages so fast I felt like in a trance The story is just mesmerizing it is incredibly dark and violent and twisted but it is so thrilling too And it is not only entertaining it exposes a cruel truth of child abuse of people covering shameful eventsAs I said I read many thrillers and most of the time you follow the story from the police's eyes and the killer is often that vague ominious figure always standing in the shadows out of reach Perhaps it is realistic and really represents how an investigation feels but it was simply so refreshing to be in the killer's point of view too The author's writing is insane so fast and powerful in the span of a few simple words he just grips your guts and twists them around with bloody details and dark swirling thoughts I was completely hypnotized by the story and I'm not exaggerating And Charlie is just so interesting as a character Now don't get me wrong he is a bit of an asshole but you just can't help but find yourself praying he doesn't get caught always looking out for him in a wayThis book was also interesting in the way that it wasn't just the killer is bad the police is good and that's all It really showed how a situation can be in a grey zone after all didn't the church elder abuse a child? Doesn't he deserve a punishment as well with the people who helped him hide his crimes? The ending was really amazing for this dilemna I really really REALLY liked it Fletcher our main character is my man I really loved his character throughout the entire bookAnd for the last thing I wanted to discuss this book mentally threw me accross the room with the twist that occured roughly halfway It was already amazing since the beginning but suddenly everything changed and added a dash of supernatural in it making this book simply UNIUE It was exactly what I wanted to read for years and I'm not disappointed I picked this book up It's a masterpiece of the genre and I would die for it

  2. Bookread2day Bookread2day says:

    I loved the cover I thought it was very eye catching What I liked about the cover is it looked a murderer on the loose with a rifle You could tell instantly it's going to be one of those gruesome stories Once I received my book looking at it closely I could see a church and wondered what the connection was So apart from the cover that grabbed my attention the next thing that I particularly liked was the church theme as my daughter goes to church every Sunday So I'm very familiar with the elders from church In the story A Murder of Saints Damien Smith was the much loved and respected church elder with a secret lust for the unmentionable Things about him are hushed up by the church I've never read such an intense suspense thriller with gruesome scenes of type of horrors that it freshly different With the church scenes about an elder I do wonder if the author Chris Miller attends church in Texas where he lives I'm always very interested in what gave the author the idea to write their novel

  3. Rachel (TheShadesofOrange) Rachel (TheShadesofOrange) says:

    25 Stars This was an incredibly dark thriller that addressed classic themes of revenge and human sin Told from multiple perspectives the narrative moved along uite uickly At first this story read like a traditional thriller but readers should be aware that there were some supernatural horror elements in the later half of the narrative This story certainly contained some dark subject matter I felt that the topic of sexual abuse was sensitively handled in a way that tried to minimize the details of the sister's backstory in order to minimize the potentially triggering material Yet at the same time the book did not shy away from the darker sides of murder Filled with gruesome detail the was some wonderfully morbid scenes in this story that appealed to the horror reader in me While this was a decent thriller I felt that it was a story that I have read many times before The supernatural aspects increased my enjoyment of the book but they weren't enough to make the story feel fresh The book itself was fairly well written yet I found the characters and plot to be just average Admittedly I may have become fatigued by the thriller genre and am finding myself overly critical of books that do not break the mold and surprise meI received a copy from the author

  4. timj26 timj26 says:

    An excellent crime thriller with supernatural elementsFull of action and suspense this was one of the best revenge stories I’ve readWell narrated and highly recommendedI received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

  5. Monica Monica says:

    I love first novels and this one didn’t disappoint

  6. David Kempf David Kempf says:

    SOPHIE FIELDS WILL HAUNT YOU Chris Miller does it again Every chapter of this book flew by very uickly because it was a joy to read I read this one fast because it was enjoyable and trust me other books out there reuire the patience of a saint to finish reading From the beginning we are hooked by the character of Sophie Fields who is briefly described but burned into our imagination in a deeply haunting description Is anything real? That's the uestion A Murder of Saints poses to the reader I think the philosophy of the two main characters can be summed up as solipsism Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind can be proven to exist The protagonist and antagonist are both trapped in their own minds and both of them are ultimately profoundly haunted by the memory of Sophie Fields The little girl's tragic death was a grave and unspeakable injustice to both of the main characters one a police detective and the other the brother of the murdered little girl Sophie The book reminds me a bit of David Lynch's Twin Peaks and I also think it's kind of a modern version of Umberto Eco's The Name of The Rose Still the book is ultimately an original work from a brand new voice in fiction And he pulls us into the minds of the story's two conflicted and tormented main characters They are haunted by the memory of Sophie Fields

  7. Lidia Lidia says:

    This is my review of the audio version as posted on AudibleSpoiler alertWell first of all it's really 35 stars overallI have ambiguous feelings towards the book On the one hand it has a really involving and somehow emotionally moving criminal plot the revenge of a man on people responsible for his sister's suicide and the moral dillemmas the investigation into the killings poses for the leading detective On the other hand well that's just it that's the problem I have with the book the appearance of demons in flesh and body Maybe I had just overlooked the part of the book's description that said 'the real demons show up and change everything' or maybe I hadn't taken it literally and I should have Because demons do appear take over the mind and body of Charlie talk to him talk to his victims and so on I'm not sure what it was exactly that clashed for me at that point; maybe it was the fact that the demons looked exactly what we imagine the Devil to look like with horns and a tail and yellow eyes or maybe the fact that Charlie became almost immortal right then and there with wounds healing immediately and so on but the book changed into a B movie for me at that point almost all feelings of sympathy or support I had had for the main characters before just going away leaving me totally indifferent And it could have been so much interesting if the demons existed only in the minds of Charlie's and Fletcher's if it was their internal battle to win or lose So generally it's a 4 star plot with 1 star deducted for the cartoony demons unnecessarily thrown into the middle of an otherwise really interesting crime plotAs for the narration by Mr Halligan I liked it although it could have been a little faster at times Generally it's a good interpretation of all the characters very well conveying their emotions with some acting added to the pot There were moments when Mr Halligan kind of slowed down especially in the descriptive parts with the effect of sounding a little too monotonous but it didn't disturb me in any way nor made me lose focus so that's OK On the whole t's a steady good performanceDISCLAIMER I was given this free review copy audiobook at my reuest and have voluntarily left this review

  8. James Watts James Watts says:

    In the town of Longview a secret is kept A secret that would split the church if ever its sickening deeds came to light And from those deeds the actions that would follow a monster is born Chris Miller has penned an amazing fast paced story that will have you turning pages faster than your fingers can move A Murder of Saints is part revenge part darkness versus light It truly does give the reader a lesser of two evils choice Charlton Fieldslittle Charlie lost everything with the death of his sister all to those under the guise of saints Police detective Harry Fletcher lost his faith due to the mess that caused the death of Sophie Fields The chain of events set forth by one sick twisted man gives way one of the most disturbing vengeance tales I have read in a very long time And Miller hit his mark perfectly Strong characterization dialogue imagery he nails it keeping the suspense high and the mind wondering how this rollercoaster ride from hell will end He has also highlighted uite well the evils that lurk in those we seek guidance from those that we put our trust into reminding us that nothing is at it seems and that is always going to be wolves in sheep's clothing preying on us And that there will always be someone behind them sweeping their crumbs under the rug Certain times while reading this novel I felt how Harry felt and could see where Charlton was coming from even if it was a little insane Miller crafted the story so well that it was difficult not too All the pain and heartache of the characters was well written and gave this story life And there is a lesson to be learned and wisdom to be gained but I'd rather all of you to read it to what I am babbling about Overall this was a terrific read and I look forward to reading all of Chris Miller's work

  9. Reggie Reggie says:

    Twenty years ago 12 yo Sophie Fields jumped off the roof of her home She and several other kids accused a prominent church member of molestation The church elders paid off most of the families The two families that took the church to court were belittled and ostracizedand lost the case Sophie’s mother collapsed and died and her father committed suicide 15 yo Charlie was left an orphan and placed in foster care Present dayCharlie Fields is back and seeking revenge on the men who destroyed his family As the bodies pile up homicide detective Fletcher whom coincidentally was a church member that leftand had also arrested the pedophileis racing against the clock to stop Charlie’s reign of terror Just when you think you have a handle on this storyenter demonic entitieswho kidnap Fletcher’s ex wife and daughter This book is chocked full of drama and suspensewith Fletcher’s partner trying to explain why evil exists and why we shouldn’t blame God when bad things happen The ending thoughwowwww Great book I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review

  10. Jennie Rosenblum Jennie Rosenblum says:

    I am not a horror fan and this book at the edge of horror for me There are some gruesome scenes as well as demons which are not my favorite However the story is strong and the characters are pretty well developed The main character Detective Harry Fletcher is haunted by an old case and the “one” that got away With a new partner a strong Christian who does not hesitate to show his beliefs Harry deals with a killer trying to right a wrong as well as Harry’s own uestioning and loss of his faith The book can lead to some really good discussions on right and wrong and while this might not have been my cup of tea I would recommend this book

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