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A Killing Fire

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As a child forced to witness her father's crimes, homicide Detective Raven Burns dedicates her life to proving that she is not her father's child. But when she shoots a suspect who has what turns out to be an unloaded weapon, Raven finds that she must confront both the demons of her past and the stains on her soul in order to stop a killer. The first time Raven Burns saw her father kill, the victim was her mother. Afterwards, Floyd "FIRE" Burns set the house on fire, making Raven watch as the flames slithered across the yard like some unknowable language. Then he took her on a multi-state killing spree. She could've told or killed him in his sleep. But there were his constant whispers, his wet lips close to her ear saying that little girls who told were sent to hell, and their mothers were called down from heaven to take care of them. By the time he is executed, Raven has become a cop with the sole purpose of putting men like him away. But she can't escape Floyd's terrorising voice in her head, somehow guiding her steps while reminding her of the horrors he had forced her to witness. And she can't escape the questions that continue to haunt her: Did witnessing make her complicit? Had the same evil that lived in her father taken residence in her soul? The town of Byrd's Landing, Louisiana appears to have made up its mind. The community accepts that Raven had nothing to do with Floyd's crimes. But when Raven shoots a teenager who points what turns out to be an unloaded weapon at her, stories about Floyd resurface. The whispers begin. No voice is louder than wealthy socialite Hazel Westcott. When Westcott turns up dead in the backyard of her Big Bayou Lake estate, the doubting voices reach a deafening crescendo, and the ghosts of her past rise up to greet her. To catch Westcott's killer, Raven must come to terms once and for all with who she is. And who she is not. AUTHOR: Faye is the author of three novels and several short stories as well as a little poetry sprinkled here and there in various literary journals. She has a master's in english literature and a deep curiosity in all things noir-especially stories populated with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. She is currently working on her latest novel from her home in California.

Product code: 9781787583054

ISBN 9781787583054
Publisher Flame Tree Publishing
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW130xS18
No. Of Pages 320
As a child forced to witness her father's crimes, homicide Detective Raven Burns dedicates her life to proving that she is not her father's child. But when she shoots a suspect who has what turns out to be an unloaded weapon, Raven finds that she must confront both the demons of her past and the stains on her soul in order to stop a killer.