Girl can kill with her voice. Cathedral where they sing constantly to keep evil at bay?

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I cant remember this books name help! There is a girl who sings anf can kill with her voice? Maybe also heal? A boy runs a race and wins but gives the victory to another boy. The leqader of the city is a woman. There is a cathedral where they sing constantly to keep evil at bay but people have stopped believing in it.
 

Derk of Derkholm

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Sneaky Burrito

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#3
It's The Unremembered by Peter Orullian. Definitely.
 

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
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#4
Dang, one of the few times I know it and the guy doesn't even come back!