Confession, Stella Pope Duarte, PHOENIX NOIR
by Patti Abbott
I think I am past the point where a priest turning out to be a pedophile surprises me. In fact, I think one who wasn’t might make a nice change. Anyway, Big Boy has spent some time in juvie and his mother places him in the care of a priest when he gets out. A girl, he’d had a relationship with is missing. When the priest has the necklace Big Boy gave her and suggests he gives it to another girl, we know the first girl’s fate. The writing was very good and another ending might have made this a first -class story.