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Breaking Faith

A Brodie Farrell Mystery

Brodie Farrell Mysteries

Jo Bannister

Minotaur Books

When she called her business “Looking for Something?” Brodie Farrell hoped to receive challenging commissions from interesting clients. Even by her standards, though, demon rock musician Jared Fry is hard to please. Fortunately his manager, the charismatic Eric Chandos, is easier to like, and it’s with him that Brodie works to find a new home for the rock star.
An old coaching inn on the Downs seems the perfect choice. Though the locals are appalled---and their teenagers thrilled---at the arrival of the self-styled Satanist, Fry’s primary concern is his new swimming pool. And that’s when he realizes that the protestors outside are the least of his problems.
Brodie’s troubles are only just beginning, too. She has a long-term relationship with gruff, hardworking Detective Superintendent Jack Deacon and an important platonic friendship with Daniel Hood, a quiet young teacher with hidden depths. So why does she find herself so drawn to Chandos? And how much is she going to risk before the real trouble starts?

When she called her business “Looking for Something?” Brodie Farrell hoped to receive challenging commissions from interesting clients. Even by her standards, though, demon rock musician Jared Fry is hard to please. Fortunately his manager, the charismatic Eric Chandos, is easier to like, and it’s with him that Brodie works to find a new home for the rock star.
An old coaching inn on the Downs seems the perfect choice. Though the locals are appalled---and their teenagers thrilled---at the arrival of the self-styled Satanist, Fry’s primary concern is his new swimming pool. And that’s when he realizes that the protestors outside are the least of his problems.
Brodie’s troubles are only just beginning, too. She has a long-term relationship with gruff, hardworking Detective Superintendent Jack Deacon and an important platonic friendship with Daniel Hood, a quiet young teacher with hidden depths. So why does she find herself so drawn to Chandos? And how much is she going to risk before the real trouble starts?

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Breaking Faith
Chapter OneLAND IS LIKE PEOPLE: it has a skeleton under its cloak of flesh. Also like people, some landscapes carry more flesh than others. As gardeners from Lyme Regis to Eastbourne know to their cost, much of the south coast of England is a poverty case, the chalk bones never far below the skin, ready to break through whenever an injury occurs. All you can do is make the most of what topsoil you have and plant as deep as you can before you hit the layer of impenetrable clunch.Midway through a dry summer the surface was like dust over iron, but that would be true wherever he
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Praise for Breaking Faith

Praise for Jo Bannister

“Bannister is one of the genre’s best.” ---Booklist

The Depths of Solitude
“Suspenseful.” ---Publishers Weekly

Reflections
“What makes this mystery so compulsively readable is its sinister, disturbing tone and the perceptive psychological insights Bannister brings to her characters.” ---Deadly Pleasures

“Bannister is one of the undersung treasures of the mystery genre, and it’s high time she got the attention she deserves.” ---Chicago Tribune

True Witness
“Poignant and chilling psychological thriller.” ---Publishers Weekly

“In a novel full of well-developed, interesting characters, Bannister builds a complex case with plenty of surprises that will keep readers guessing about what really happened until the very end.” ---Booklist

Echoes of Lies
“Bannister scores high on character with her persuasive insights into the psychological responses to pain.” ---The New York Times Book Review

Praise for Jo Bannister

“Bannister is one of the genre’s best.” ---Booklist

The Depths of Solitude
“Suspenseful.” ---Publishers Weekly

Reflections
“What makes this mystery so compulsively readable is its sinister, disturbing tone and the perceptive psychological insights Bannister brings to her characters.” ---Deadly Pleasures

“Bannister is one of the undersung treasures of the mystery genre, and it’s high time she got the attention she deserves.” ---Chicago Tribune

True Witness
“Poignant and chilling psychological thriller.” ---Publishers Weekly

“In a novel full of well-developed, interesting characters, Bannister builds a complex case with plenty of surprises that will keep readers guessing about what really happened until the very end.” ---Booklist

Echoes of Lies
“Bannister scores high on character with her persuasive insights into the psychological responses to pain.” ---The New York Times Book Review

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jo Bannister

  • The author of over twenty acclaimed novels, Jo Bannister started her career as a journalist after leaving school at sixteen to work on a local weekly newspaper.  Shortlisted for several prestigious awards, she left a career as an editor to pursue her writing full time.  She lives in Northern Ireland and is currently working on her next novel.  Breaking Faith is the fifth in her series featuring Brodie Farrell, Daniel Hood, and Jack Deacon.

  • Jo Bannister
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