Ellis Peters: The Confession of Brother Haluin
From the Publisher:
But the icy and treacherous conditions are to prove near fatal for Brother Haluin. He slips from the roof and crashes to the ground, sustaining terrible injuries -- grave enough for him to want to make his deathbed confession. .
The confession is heard by the Abbot and Brother Cadfael, a wicked story of trespasses hard for God or man to forgive. .
But Haluin does not die. On his recovery, he determines to make a journey of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole companion. It is an arduous journey, physically and emotionally, and one that leads to shocking discoveries of young lovers thwarted, of deceit and betrayal, of bitter revenge, and of murder.
Ellis Peters: The Confession of Brother Haluin. Warner Books, ISBN: 0445408553 (December, 1989), $6.99.