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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,395 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carol O’Connell, Carol O’Connell Narrator: Erika Leigh Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781423390640
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It is 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 policeman, 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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Quotes & Awards

  • A 1999 Barry Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siobhan | 2/2/2014

    " Very good book! Well worth a read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/31/2014

    " It was a slow start with a fast finish. At the first of this book I was bored outta my mind, but thankfully the characters had me so involved that I stuck with it. By the middle of the book the pace picked up and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charmaine | 1/24/2014

    " I've read all the "Mallory" books by this same author and can't wait for the next one. This book is just as good as all of that series. I really like this author. She can almost keep the mystery going until the end of the story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christi | 1/18/2014

    " I thought this was a clever "stand-alone" novel by Carol O'Connell. Some of it was predictable, but other pieces threw me for a loop. I felt guilty reading this one--it does have a certain pulp fiction quality, but it's enjoyable all the same. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meglet | 1/17/2014

    " Meh. An interesting storyline overwhelmed by very ordinary writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 1/16/2014

    " Enjoyable and engaging but nothing special, not as addictive as the Mallory novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adina Pitluck-Kushner | 1/15/2014

    " Best book I have EVER read. I compare all the books I read to this one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/9/2014

    " This book was amazing...I love the way this woman writes, I've read everything she's written, but this one was just incredible. She has a way of making you feel like you're there, and this book had such a creepy twist to it that even though I read it a few years ago, it has stayed with me. Love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kousouna | 1/8/2014

    " A great mystery novel! If you are a fan of the genre don't miss it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kwoomac | 1/8/2014

    " Not something I would have chosen for myself but I received this as a birthday gift just because it has an orange cover (my current favorite color). Okay, I'm game. For the most part this was a fast-paced story about a small town, a double kidnapping, and a corrupt (and possibly dangerous) ex-cop. While I loved the kidnapping story, I felt a little overwhelmed by the number of characters and some of the side plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 1/6/2014

    " surprisingly good, a little long by the end ... one of the greatest lines in modern fiction "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/28/2013

    " Amazing book. Very dark, but also tense and absorbing. Pacing is terrific. I didn't want to put this one down. This is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 12/25/2013

    " Very Good; two young girls are kidnapped and parents and cops try to ensure that fate of prior takings don't befall these two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 12/21/2013

    " Brilliant, afraid to say anymore because I would hate to spoil it for anyone, suffice to say if you love a good thriller and a good read you will not be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 12/4/2013

    " If you only read one book by this author, pick this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 12/2/2013

    " Literatura policial no seu melhor! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey Sinclair | 11/18/2013

    " Compelling and atmospheric thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 10/15/2013

    " Absolutely fantastic, can't recommend enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 6/25/2013

    " Once again Carol O'Connell creates a thrilling page turner Not a "Mallory" novel but just as rich in conversational prose with edgy humor, compelling characters, and a labrinth of mystery and suprise. I'm addicted! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/23/2013

    " Carol O'Connell is a good mystery writer. Keeps me engaged and guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 3/1/2013

    " Fantastic read. ome similarity to Mallory; but not excessive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 1/8/2013

    " What would happen to a child if she were abducted and scarred? Would she remove herself from the world or would she become startingly unique? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/14/2012

    " Loved this book as it kept me thinking about it for day's after I finished reading it. Love when I am surprised in a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PJ Taylor | 6/16/2012

    " Omg, I remember loving this book so much and bawling at the end. I just pulled it off my shelf and placed it on my to-reread pile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dedra | 6/5/2012

    " I LOVE the Mallory series and spent 2 seconds being disappointed this was not a part of that series...O'Connell is a gifted storyteller and her characters are fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verena | 1/27/2012

    " Terrific kidnapping thriller. A little slow in spots, but ultimately worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Henderson | 1/8/2012

    " seriously fantastic book. Really well written. I've read this so many times I've lost count. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami Lollis | 11/30/2011

    " This book took a bit to get me interested in it, but then it was a page turner. I am still unsure about the ending. Left me wondering if what I thought I read was real or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Goffrier | 8/23/2011

    " I love all of these books, and while this one does not feature Kathy Mallory, it will stay with you long after you finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deirdre | 8/11/2011

    " This book was so good. I was captivated and the end will leave you dumbfounded. A MUST! I read it in 1 day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/22/2011

    " Carol O'Connell is a good mystery writer. Keeps me engaged and guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verena | 4/24/2011

    " Terrific kidnapping thriller. A little slow in spots, but ultimately worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/24/2011

    " It was a slow start with a fast finish. At the first of this book I was bored outta my mind, but thankfully the characters had me so involved that I stuck with it. By the middle of the book the pace picked up and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassy | 2/10/2011

    " Grabs you at the start. About a pedophile. Surprise ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kousouna | 12/10/2010

    " A great mystery novel! If you are a fan of the genre don't miss it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beki | 11/29/2010

    " My favorite book ever. And that's sayin something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/20/2010

    " Amazing book. Very dark, but also tense and absorbing. Pacing is terrific. I didn't want to put this one down. This is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pinky | 10/8/2010

    " interesting to a point,but way too padded out with useless stuff "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcus | 10/1/2010

    " Same great writing, but the characters were not as interesting to me as her other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekkila | 7/29/2010

    " I found this to be a compelling psychological thriller. One of Carol O'Connell's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PJ | 4/19/2010

    " Omg, I remember loving this book so much and bawling at the end. I just pulled it off my shelf and placed it on my to-reread pile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nan | 3/27/2010

    " Just finished this in the audio form. I really enjoyed it. Great mystery with good characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 2/18/2010

    " This was a page-turner, but in the end I was wasn't overly impressed. There were a lot of characters and a lot of subplots, all somewhat interesting, but mostly just distracting. Perhaps that was the point. "

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About the Author
Author Carol O’Connell

Carol O’Connell is the author of a number of popular crime novels featuring NYPD Detective Kathy Mallory. Some of her others books include The Judas Child, Winter House, Bone By Bone, Shell Game, and The Chalk Girl, which was published in January of 2012.