July 08, 2013

What We're Reading: Vendetta and The Sinners by Elizabeth Flaherty (Alumnus Sue Affronti)

Sue Affronti was an associate in the Philadelphia office from 2001 to 2003. She is currently an Assistant District Attorney with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

In 2012, Sue published her first novel, The Sinners, under the pen name Elizabeth Flaherty. She published her second and most recent novel, Vendetta, under the same pen name in March of 2013.

About Vendetta:

On a bright spring afternoon, six-year-old Bethany Chase was the only witness to her mother’s murder in Central Park. The photo of Bethany draped in a policeman’s jacket, a single streak of blood on her cheek, caused a media firestorm and won the hearts of even the most hardened New Yorkers.

Twenty-five years later, Bethany is as well known for her philanthropy as she is for her role as the “silent witness” to the tragic murder. To the outside world, Bethany is well-adjusted and successful. She is the president of her family’s charitable foundation, which is known throughout the city for its work supporting victims’ groups and crime prevention. But underneath the facade, Bethany is obsessed with finding her mother’s killer.

Her quest is a well-guarded secret, unknown to even her closest friends, because Bethany doesn’t want to admit what she has done in the name of justice. When men from her mother’s past appear on Bethany’s doorstep, she learns that her mother had many secrets of her own. The secrets reveal a world of violence and deceit, and bring Bethany face to face with the truth about her mother’s life and death.

About The Sinners:

In a desolate section of the Arizona desert, a hotel rises from the arid earth, created by the infinite hate of a young woman who has reached out from beyond the grave to avenge her ruined life. Amy Light chooses seven sinners for the hotel. The seven have only one thing in common: they each bear some responsibility for the young woman’s death.

Now she will do whatever it takes to see that they join her in Hell. As night falls, a sudden storm brings flooding rains, violent thunder and lightning. Within the protection of the storm, Amy awaits her chance at the ultimate revenge.
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