Father Ramon was a priest with a problem. How can a normal healthy young man cope with both the demands of the priesthood and his attraction to women? Appealing to the bishop doesn’t help. Do what you must but make sure I don’t find out, was the astonishing reply. Fifteen years later, Ramon comes out of prison.
Instead of feeling guilt and remorse, he is now bent on revenge against those who testified against his shocking exploitation of children. Most are easy to find but there is one last piece missing in his puzzle: Andrea has moved to Edinburgh.
David Hidalgo continues to pastor his church. Nowadays, this includes an English chat group for the many young people leaving Spain and looking for work in Edinburgh, people like Andrea. As Andrea slowly realises her past has terrifyingly become her present, once again David Hidalgo finds himself in the middle of a problem he wasn’t looking for. Can David help halt Ramon’s revenge or will there be further casualties…
#3 in the David Hidalgo series, but can be read as a stand-alone too.
As a former priest convicted and imprisoned for sexual offences, Ramon has served his time and if now being released.
He has plans!
He wants revenge on those he feels are responsible for his incarceration.
David Hidalgo and his fiancé, Gillian Lockhart are running the Southside Church in Edinburgh and planning their wedding. They also help the local Spanish community with language skills.
When Andrea reads of murders in Spain, she believes she knows who is responsible and that she may be in danger. Who can she tell? David gets involved, but can he stop the killer before anyone else dies?
This is a crime thriller with faith and the church at its heart. It tells of how some abused a position of trust and innocents were hurt. Overall, an intriguing murder mystery with some thought provoking moments.
Thank you to Amber at Midas PR for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Les Cowan is a crime and thriller novelist from Scotland. He graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in English Language and Literature and has worked in the criminal justice system. Currently based in Orkney, Les has lived in Madrid, Edinburgh and Galicia, all of which are locations brought to life in his writing. His previous novels featuring David Hidalgo include Benefit of the Doubt and All That Glitters.