I have been desperate to read Sins of the Father all year! This is the most hotly anticipated debut of 2020 and let me tell you, it does not disappoint!
Sharon Bairden has created a world so tense and unpredictable, I was on edge the whole way through.
Now, before I share my thoughts, here’s the blurb…
Red Dog Press (27 Nov. 2020)
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…
A chilling page-turner from a sharp new Scottish voice.
I was beyond blown away by the quality of Bairden’s debut novel, Sins of the Father. It is dark, clever, and steeped with a tension that doesn’t let up from the first page to the last it’s one of the best debuts I’ve had the pleasure of reading.
We start by meeting the young girl, Rebecca. She is the only daughter to her single mother and although times are hard, they get by. Until her mum turns to drugs and alcohol and Rebecca is soon taken into care. We follow her journey as a looked after child in the care of the government and it is utterly heartbreaking stuff. Bairden manages to capture the torment and trouble this young girl goes through to such a high level that I was in tears in parts. Filling the pages with emotion like this is such a skill and Bairden has it in spades.
We then meet Rebecca when she is grown up and her life is back on track.
Or is it?
With a cast of characters you don’t know who to trust, the web of lies Bairden has plotted left me breathless!
I’ll leave the plot there as the blurb tells you what you need to know before you get your copy. But trust me, this is one the most accomplished novels I’ve read. Domestic noir at its finest!
Bairden is one to watch! You absolutely have to read this one, folks!
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About the author…
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 over at Chapterinmylife and is delighted to be crossing over to the other side of the fence to become a writer.
Sharon’s debut novel, Sins of the Father, is out November 2020 and is published by Red Dog Press
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!