Today's featured book is the excellent Next of Sin by the award winning author, Lisa Gordon. It's always a good sign when you read a new book by a new-to-you author, and immediately start searching for what else she has written. That's exactly what I did when I finished this book.
About the author
Lisa Gordon was born and raised in Johannesburg. She studied Law at Witwatersrand University before going to the UK to complete a degree in Industrial Economics. Lisa also studied with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and later became a regular guest on BBC WM and BBC Shropshire doing to monthly stars and forecasts for the Birmingham football teams. Lisa has guested on BBC Coventry and Warks, BBC Cambridge, BBC Northants, TalkSport and Fox FM. She also campaigns against injustice and unfair trials abroad.
Lisa was the winner of the 9th American Gem Novel Writing Contest 2012/2013.
About the book
A string of murders dating back to 1987, and in all that time only one witness... and she doesn't even know she's a witness!
Young and successful, lawyer Gabriella Harvey is perplexed by the peculiar dreams which have begun to haunt her. She is the daughter of an esteemed barrister, has a loving family and has recently married; so why is she is no longer content in her job or her relationship? Her hunt for an explanation leads her to a doctor, a psychologist and even to an eccentric psychic.
Gaby's repressed memories are eventually triggered by a brief and uncharacteristic flirtation with recreational drugs, and what she remembers casts enormous doubt over everything she thought she knew about her past, her family and even herself.
She is forced to stray onto the wrong side of the law in a world where the scales of justice are rigged in favour of her eminent and respectable adversaries. Along with an unlikely set of allies, she starts to dig into her past, knowing that it will change her future forever.
Next of Sin will make you wonder whether anybody you meet can be trusted and the safe answer is, NO.
Next Of Sin is a fast paced, well written page turner. Beautifully structured in as much as you start off witnessing a murder from the point of view of the murderer, without knowing which character's head you are inside. This is slowly revealed along with the trail of destruction this character has left behind him. And it's done in such a way that the book is full of the type of surprises that make perfect sense as soon as they are revealed, even though you didn't see them coming.
The author cleverly weaves the different aspects of the story together, throwing in lots of twists and turns and plenty of nail biting conflict. The main female characters are feisty and likable, though as someone once said to me about Game of Thrones, don't get too attached to any of the characters. You really don't know who will still be alive on the last page.
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More from this author:
A Sealed Fate
Holly Leaves - A Play for Stage and Radio
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