[a Novel]

Book - 2007
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Ireland, awash with cash and greed, no longer turns to the Church for solace or comfort. But the decapitation of Father Joyce in a Galway confessional horrifies even the most jaded citizen.
Jack Taylor, devastated by the recent trauma of personal loss, has always believed himself to be beyond salvation. But a new job offers a fresh start, and an unexpected partnership provides hope that his one desperate vision--of family--might yet be fulfilled.
An eerie mix of exorcism, a predatory stalker, and unlikely attraction conspires to lure him into a murderous web of dark conspiracies. The specter of a child haunts every waking moment.
Explosive, unsettling and totally original, Ken Bruen's writing captures the brooding landscape of Irish society at a time of social and economic upheaval. Here is evidence of an unmistakable literary talent.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2007
ISBN: 9780312341404
Branch Call Number: BRU
Characteristics: 290 p


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Dec 25, 2015

Bruen's writing is so gritty it often borders on disgusting. He opens doors to places and acts that leave you drop-jawed. His book, "Filth," will likely never be on a library shelf.

Apr 11, 2011

I didn't care for this author's writing style, so struggled to get through the book.

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