RJ Whitfield

The Good Vicar

Father Andrew Compton is a village vicar with a waning faith. His ‘good vicar’ persona keeps him going in the job, but inside he is full of doubts. His life is thrown into turmoil when he has a dream in which God asks him to go and visit Paul McCready, a convicted paedophile. While trying to decide if this vivid dream is in fact God talking to him, or just a nightmare, he is confronted by The Rat, a sinister hooded youth. McCready, when Andrew meets him, is not what he seems and he gives some cryptic clues to resolve the mystery of the dream. What ensues is a battle between Andrew and The Rat as the vicar tries to resolve the meaning of the dream. All the time he is confronted with unnatural forces, both good and evil – The Good Vicar becoming more of a being within Andrew than just a persona, while The Rat seems to grown in strength and evilness. Who will triumph in this fight? What secret is McCready hiding? Was the dream a real message from God or just a nightmare?

About RJ Whitfield

Like The Good Vicar in his novel, RJ Whitfield is an alter-ego. He is the face of the dark side of John Samson‘s mind. The idea was born when John embarked on writing The Good Vicar whilst he was reading Stephen King’s The Stand, which is perhaps what stimulated that part of John’s brain. Whether there will be further novels from RJ will depend on what John is reading when he starts writing.

What people are saying about The Good Vicar

4*…starts off in a way you could predict, but then veers off into a really compelling landscape…


4* An interesting read, making us think…

4* Good Reads review by Robbie Cheadle