Chief Among Sinners by L. K. Gibson

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    Three clerics, good friends all, turn into a crime-solving trio attempting to solve a mystery that eventually reveals a series of crimes that has haunted a small town for many years. Great story, well told.

    The Mutilated Animal left on the steps of Terry O’Reilly’s church didn’t scare the priest. But as he continues to receive gifts of dead animals, each more gruesome than the last, he wonders what message they are meant to communicate. The dark secret he uncovers leads to the story of unspeakable acts that have been haunting the small time of Oakton. for years.

    As the town’s residents confide in Father Terry about their involvement in the deepening mystery, he’s not sure where his duty lies—to stop another parishioner from being harmed, or to keep his growing knowledge of great sins and terrible crimes in the strictest confidence. As a man sworn to preserve the secrets of others, find the proper balance may very well destroy him.

    Review by Doug Nodland:

    L. K, Gibson
    L. K, Gibson

    “A minister, a priest and a rabbi walk into a…” Sorry. That’s kind of how this book opens, but it’s definitely not a joke. Three clerics, good friends all, turn into a crime-solving trio attempting to solve a mystery that eventually reveals a series of crimes that has haunted a small town for many years. Great story, well told.

    Review by Avid Reader:

    I enjoyed this book. Although it deals with very dark disturbing behavior, I found the main characters very likable and well as believable. I love suspense/ murderer mysteries and I wasn’t disappointed by this book.

    If there is a sequel I would purchase it. I only wish the culprit suffered a slow torturous, painful, death- or wound up in prison awaiting death with a cellmate named Bubba who was even more evil than he!!!

    Review by BEC:

    In this book, a small town setting adds ominous overtones to a story of a series of horrific crimes perpetrated against children.

    The characters are vividly drawn, not always the case in crime fiction. And the story unfolds neatly to its conclusion. a fully satisfying read.