“A Quiet Belief in Angels” by R.J. Ellory

A Quiet Belief in AngelsA Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If Steinbeck had ever written a crime novel, it might have been as good as this. If Richard Russo’s name had been on the cover, I wouldn’t have been at all surprised at the skill and energy within.

Ellory’s lyrical prose, elegant narrative structure, mystical imagination and sheer humanity raised the bar for crime genre fiction. The pace of the novel is perfect, a slow, inevitable arc from a bloody beginning to a bloody end with a long shadow of doom and destruction that darkens even the brightest moments of love and passion in this intensely sad book.

View all my reviews


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s