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Widows and Orphans (#01 in Rachael Flynn Mystery Series)

Susan Meissner

Widows and Orphans (#01 in Rachael Flynn Mystery Series)

Susan Meissner

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Lawyer Rachael Flynn begs to represent her ultra-Christian brother Josh when he confesses to murder. Certain that Josh is innocent, Rachael is frustrated by his refusal to cooperate with his defence counsel. Who is he protecting, and why?

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Lawyer Rachael Flynn begs to represent her ultra-Christian brother Josh when he confesses to murder. Certain that Josh is innocent, Rachael is frustrated by his refusal to cooperate with his defence counsel. Who is he protecting, and why?
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Widows and Orphans is the debut novel in the new Rachael Flynn mystery series by critically acclaimed author, Susan Meissner. The perfect new series for readers who enjoy CBA authors Dee Henderson, Angela Hunt, and Brandilyn Collins.When her ultra-ministry-minded brother, Joshua, confesses to murder, lawyer Rachael Flynn reluctantly agrees to defend him, certain that he is innocent. As Rachael begins to work on the case, she suspects that Josh knows who the real killer is, but she is unable to get him to cooperate with his defense. Why wont he talk to her? What is Josh hiding? The answer is revealed in a stunning conclusion that will have readers eager for the second book in this gripping new series.
- Publisher

"Widows and Orphans "is the debut novel in the new Rachael Flynn mystery series by critically acclaimed author, Susan Meissner.A The perfect new series for readers who enjoy CBA authors Dee Henderson, Angela Hunt, and Brandilyn Collins. ^When her ultra-ministry-minded brother, Joshua, confesses to murder, lawyer Rachael Flynn begs him to let her represent him, certain that he is innocent. But Joshua refuses her offer of counsel. ^As Rachael works on the case, she begins to suspect that Josh knows who the real killer is, but she is unable to get him to cooperate with his defense.A Why won't he talk to her? What is Josh hiding? ^The answer is revealed in a stunning conclusion that will have readers eager for the second book in this gripping new series.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner is an award winning newspaper columnist, pastor's wife, high school journalism instructor and author of Why the sky Is Blue, A Window to the World, and The Remedy for Regret. She lives in rural Minnesota with her husband, Robert, and their four children.

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Enjoyable read
4 stars By Joy, Jul 09 2016
Enjoyable read by Susan Meissner. Makes you wonder and question what God's calling is on your life and how to do more for Him. You feel for the parents though when they feel that their son was never really theirs. Looking forward to the second book. 
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Widows & Orphans by Susan Meissner
3 stars By Narelle Mollet, Apr 12 2007
Widows & Orphans is a solid start to Susan Meissner's new Rachael Flynn mystery series. A number of Susan's previous books contain elements of suspense but this book revolves solely around a murder and the impact on those associated with the crime.

Rachael Flynn is a successful young lawyer living in New York with her illustrator husband, Trace, enjoying a break from the law due to the birth to her first child, McKenna. When her mother calls to tell Rachel that her brother Joshua has been arrested, she is not surprised as Josh has a longstanding history of aiding the oppressed since a spiritual epiphany as a child. When Rachel realises the charge against Josh is murder and that he has willingly confessed she is shattered and convinced he is lying to protect someone else.

Susan Meissner has created an atypical heroine in Rachael, a woman trying to balance the responsibilities of motherhood, her sense of justice and the needs of her uncooperative brother. Rachael's husband Trace and his eclectic group of friends are fascinating and their artistic skills play a unique role in Rachael's investigation, another way the author has striven for a different approach. Trace's best friend Fig is a quirky and fun character and provides a comic element which does not subtract from the serious subject matter of the book.

The suspense is skillfully maintained throughout the story with the conclusion unexpected yet satisfying. Susan also sensitively deals with the issue of how God speaks to us and our response. I expect Susan Meissner's writing will get stronger with each story and I look forward to reading more about Rachael in Sticks & Stones, releasing in January, 2007. 
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  • Catalogue Code 244943
  • Product Code 0736919147
  • EAN 9780736919142
  • Pages 280
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Suspense Mystery
  • Publisher Harvest House
  • Publication Date Oct 2006
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.249kg

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