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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sins of the Father by Sheryl Browne


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Publisher: Death by Choc Lit (February 28, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: What if you’d been accused of one of the worst crimes imaginable?

Detective Inspector Matthew Adams is slowly picking up the pieces from a case that nearly cost him the lives of his entire family and his own sanity too. On the surface, he seems to be moving on, but he drinks to forget – and when he closes his eyes, the nightmares still come. 

But the past is the past – or is it? Because the evil Patrick Sullivan might be out of the picture, but there’s somebody who is just as intent on making Matthew’s life hell, and they’re doing it in the cruelest way possible.

When Matthew finds himself accused of a horrific and violent crime, will his family stand by him? And will he even be around to help when his new enemy goes after them as well?

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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This is the second book in the DI Matthew Addams series, and while you do not need to have read the first for this one to make sense, it definitely does help you understand some elements in this one. 

Let me begin by saying that I liked this story a whole lot. What kept me from giving it a 5 star review like the first? It was too much too soon. Unfortunately, I can't say too much without spoiling it, but if the author wants to make this a series, then this book should not have been the second. One further down the road after he had closed some other cases and had a chance to move on would have been better. As it was, it was obvious who was behind everything (granted the reader will also know this to a point), but with the first story fresh in my mind it was obvious. 

What was also obvious (and I'll admit a bit repetitive), is how it pretty much played out. Once again DI Addams goes against protocol (and common sense) and runs head first into something and ends up in trouble. After having just read the first one, I kept having flashbacks to it when the story (and dialogue) became too familiar. 

However, the author's writing style and the book as a whole was still strong enough that it fell solidly as a well written novel, and didn't fall into the dreaded "three star it was ok, but not memorable" category. 

Overall, I am sure this story will appeal to those who enjoy a well written thriller novel. I can't wait to read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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