The Angels Wept

ISBN: 9780645714913 | Trade orders please contact us here.

Genre: Fiction | Crime | Detective

The Angels Wept Synopsis:

A death pact and shocking betrayal. A deluded killer. A small town detective pushed to the brink.

Set in the rural Australian town of Lockyer, Detective Sergeant Jarrod O’Connor is thrust into a baffling double homicide case. When a couple is gunned down inside their idyllic country homestead, three children barely escape with their lives and hold the key to breaking the case wide open. In search of a motive, O’Connor discovers there are others who share the killer’s twisted delusions and taste for immortality. Tormented by his own demons, O’Connor forms a strong bond with the children who he must protect at the risk of placing his own family in danger.

As O’Connor pieces together clues, he is drawn closer to a deadly confrontation and thrilling climax.

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Reviews for The Angels Wept by Jack Rooney.

‘It is clear how much Roney’s own personal experience in law enforcement informed the story. Roney doesn’t scrape over any details. A story for crime and mystery lovers alike, The Angels Wept will keep you clasped in its grip until the end.’

Maddison Clarke, Reviewer

‘A rollercoaster-ride combining police procedure, visceral action and intense drama. Jack Roney’s talent as a writer and his experience as a police detective is front and centre as the story swings between the main character’s personal demons and the murder investigation that frames the story. This ought to be an ABC miniseries. Time to read the sequel.’

Bryn Smith, Author, Magnus Nights: The Helios Incident.

‘As a lover of crime thrillers, The Angels Wept is a fantastic, accomplished read. Unlike many flawed and jaded detectives, Roney’s protagonist, Detective Sergeant O’Connor, is a hard-working professional who somehow balances working in the Child Protection Unit. Roney’s background as a police officer means the procedural aspects of the action are believable and the Australian landscape is beautifully described, whether in a town or country setting. Highly recommended.’

Diane Clarke.

‘I could not put this book down. I kept telling myself, okay, just one more chapter, and then five more chapters would be done. This was one of those stories that wouldn’t let me go and I’m still thinking about it a week after I finished it.’

S. Saxon, Author.

‘Fast paced, with gritty action, frightening antagonists and a well thought-out plot. I found this book almost impossible to put down. Roney’s life experience in the police force is evident in his writing — a chilling ‘ride-along’ through some brutal crime scenes in rural Australia. There were parts, especially as a parent, when I held my breath, desperate to see what unfolded. Well done Mr Roney. I cannot wait for more.’

L. J. Duncan, Author.

‘From derelict farmhouses to cosy suburbia, the setting is vividly depicted. The cast of characters are well imagined, and multi-dimensional. I thoroughly enjoyed this debut police procedural action thriller. The author is a former police officer and his expertise shines through. I look forward to seeing what this talented writer does next.’

Poppy Gee, Author.

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Author Jack Roney
Jack Roney – Author of The Ghost Train and the Scarlet Moon | Location: Brisbane
The Angels Wept 2nd edition is a reimagined version of the The Angels Wept – published by BMAC productions in 2020. 

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