It’s three days before Christmas, and two young girls have
disappeared from the local academy. This hasn’t happened for fifteen years,
since Rouge Kendall’s twin sister was murdered. The killer was found, but now Rouge,
twenty-five and a police officer, is forced to wonder: was he really the one?
Also wondering is a former classmate named Ali Cray, a forensic psychologist
with scars of her own. The pattern is the same, she says: a child called out to
meet a friend. The friend is the bait, the Judas child, and is quickly killed.
But the primary victim lives longer…until Christmas day.
Rouge doesn’t want to hear this. He’s spent the last fifteen
years trying to avoid the memories. A little girl has haunted his dreams all
these years—and he has three days to finally put her to rest.
Filled with rich prose, resonant characters, and knife-edged
suspense that have won so many fans, Judas
Child is Carol O’Connell’s most powerful novel yet.
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