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Publisher's Summary

In this tour de force, a father, shaken by tragedy, tries to avenge his daughter's murder - and restore his family's shattered life.
It was supposed to be a typical October evening for renowned portrait artist Will Light. Over dinner of lamb tagine, his wife, Sophie, would share news about chorus rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert, and their teenage daughter, Lucy, would chatter about French club and field hockey. Only Lucy never came home. Her body was found, days later, in the woods.
The Eastern Seaboard town of Port Fortune used to be Will's comfort. Now, there's no safe harbor for him. Not even when Father Gervase asks Will to paint portraits of saints for the new cathedral. Using the townspeople as models, Will sees in each face only a mask of the darkness of evil. And he just might be painting his daughter's killer.
As Will navigates his rage and heartbreak, Sophie tries to move on; Father Gervase becomes an unexpected ally; and Rain, Lucy's best friend, shrouds herself in a near-silent fugue. Their paths collide in a series of inextricably linked, dark, dangerous moments that could lead to their undoing...or to their redemption.
©2017 Anne D. LeClaire (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 07-21-17

Painful and tragic contemporary fiction novel

The Halo Effect is a well written and narrated audio novel that is painful and tragic. A teenage daughter, an only child, is murdered and her parents seek to find ways to move forward with their lives. He father has more difficulty as he threatens to fall into hopeless despair. Read the publisher's summary before purchasing this novel.

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3 out of 5 stars
By VG on 06-03-17

It tough to endure.

I struggled to finish because there's too many chapters of suffering and not a lot of murder mystery.

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5 out of 5 stars
By ShoeTattoos on 08-25-17

Recommended read

At first, I put the (audio)book down, thinking it would be totally dark and depressing. I couldn't see how the main character could be anything but negative and dreary throughout the whole book, and with good reason, I certainly felt his anguish and pain.

One day, on a dog walk, I had finished another book and having nothing else left to read in my library, re-established my listening to this.

Thank goodness I did. The story goes from strength to strength, unravelling the lives of the characters and ending in a breathtaking finale. I have religious views like Will, I am even an artist just like him, and was totally on his side throughout the narrative. I had wondered about the identity of the killer and for once I was correct in my guesswork.

If like me you begin to read it and are not so sure, carry on, you will not be disappointed.

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