– THREE LAST THINGS –
The Hounding of Carl Jarrold, Soulless Assassin
“Love doesn’t exist. And Fr. Jacob is right about one thing. Without it, life is utterly meaningless.”
NO LOVE. NO NOTHING.
Carl Jarrold, a convicted assassin, believes that all human relationships turn on what one human being wants from another: that there is no such thing as love and thus no meaning to life. Prison chaplain Fr. Jacob, the closest thing he has to a friend, has struggled for three long years to convince Carl how wrong he is—to no avail. But the day of execution has finally arrived, and nothing goes quite as Carl expects. Soon it’s shaping up to be the strangest day he has ever had. But will it prove the worst day of his life…or the best?
This tense, “psychologically-compelling,” spiritual thriller is a standalone novella from the Carnegie Medal Nominated author of the award-winning I AM MARGARET series. Described as “beautiful,” “fantastically good,” and “one of the most moving stories I have ever read,” this is a race against time for the highest possible stakes.
Buy the book today to join Carl’s attempt to beat the clock.
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This book has received the SOA from the Catholic Writers Guild.
Don’t miss this article about ‘Three Last Things’ in The Catholic Herald, from the pen of journalist Victoria Seed.
“The question Three Last Things sets before us is not if the death penalty is just, but what it costs in terms of our souls. If Carl dies unrepentant he will be damned. There is no sentimental universalism in this story: Fr Jacob is frightened for Carl because he knows Hell is real. The challenge of this story is to share Fr Jacob’s horror at the thought of any soul, even that of a murderer, going to Hell.”
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Beautiful! Corinna Turner is one dang good writer!
REGINA DOMAN, author of The Angel in the Waters and the award-winning Fairytale Novels series.
Fantastically good! It made me cry real tears, circumventing all my defenses. I have never read a more psychologically-compelling account of conversion anywhere. It makes very complex and sophisticated truths about grace, sin, freedom, mercy, justice, atonement, redemption, repentance, and salvation crystal clear and compelling, without being cloying or “nice,” or contrived.
DR. VICTORIA SEED, Theologian and Speaker
WOW! I was soooo on the edge of my seat! Tense, and suspenseful, and touching, it had me alternating between laughing out loud and cringing and cheering and wanting to cry. I totally loved it!
SUSAN PEEK, author of the God’s Forgotten Friends series
WOW, fantastic! Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop.
ANDREA JO RODGERS, author of At Heaven’s Edge and On Heaven’s Doorstep
One of the most moving stories I’ve ever read.