Sqqqqqquuuuuueeeeeaaaaaaaalllllllllll!!!! I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally share my thoughts on Sharon Bairden’s debut novel Sins Of The Father as part of the closing day of the blog tour.
Massive thanks to the fabulous Megy Roussell of Red Dog Press for inviting me on the blog tour and for my advanced e-copy of Sins Of The Father. I also bought an e-copy from Amazon and a paperback from Red Dog Press.
Lucas Findlay thinks he has struck gold when he marries Rebecca, but she married him for one reason only – to destroy him.
Trauma runs deep
When her past comes back to haunt her, Rebecca begins to disconnect from herself and the world around her. As secrets are unearthed, she begins to fear for her sanity … and her life.
Truth will out
With her world unravelling around her, Rebecca clings to her determination to make Lucas pay, whatever the cost.
Forgive his sins
But someone must pay for the sins of the father…
What Did I Think?
Holy f*** that prologue is messed up!!!! What a cracking opening!!! Once I read the start to this debut, I knew I was in for a treat… little did I know how dark and twisted Sharon Bairden had made her debut! Bejeezus!!!!!!
Bairden got her leading lady just right. This fictional woman is seriously manipulative. The portrayal of Rebecca made me question everything that happened. The story made me think and wonder as to the possibilities of what could happen next. And this is just the start of Bairden’s writing career!!!
Sins Of The Father is brilliant. The characters, I didn’t exactly identify or like them but that’s not a bad thing. They’re all battered in some way by what is/was going on around them. Some I wanted to hug, one I really wanted to slap… HARD!!
As I read through Sins Of The Father, I feel rather unnerved, bit like being led in the dark by someone else blindfolded. But unnerving is good, that’s the way I like my psych-thrillers! I found the beginning a little slow but it worked …. it added to the unnerving feeling I had.
Bairden had crafted one hell of a debut novel. If this is the standard she can put out for book 1, what the hell is book 2 going to be like??! This debut Scottish author has hit the crime fiction world with a bang. She’s definitely one to watch!!
Who Is Sharon Bairden?
By day Sharon Bairden is the Services Manager in a small, local independent advocacy service and has a passion for human rights; by night she has a passion for all things criminal. She blogs about books at Chapterinmylife and is delighted to be crossing over to the other side of the fence to become a writer.
Sharon lives on the outskirts of Glasgow, has two grown up children, a grandson, a Golden Labrador and a cat. She spends most of her spare time doing all things bookish, from reading to attending as many book festivals and launches as she can. She has been known to step out of her comfort zone on the odd occasion and has walked over burning coals and broken glass – but not at the same time!