Sins of The Father by Sharon Bairden

Lucas Findlay thinks he has struck gold when he marries Rebecca, but she married him for one reason only – to destroy him.
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.
With her world unravelling around her, Rebecca clings to her determination to make Lucas pay, whatever the cost.
But someone must pay for the sins of the father…

A chilling page-turner from a sharp new Scottish voice.

Well this was much darker than I was expecting but Sins Of The Father was absolutely brilliant in its depictions of subjects that make us feel uncomfortable-and so they should! I’ve changed my reading style this year and am finding that books like this, which bring mental health and abuse issues to the public’s attention are far more rewarding than they used to be. The things that happen to Rebecca DO happen in real life and we shouldn’t be blinkered, like most of the characters here. Rebecca wasn’t a particularly likeable character but who’s fault is that? Not the authors as she had perfectly captured the damage done to a young girl and the long term effects. Yes, it’s disturbing but it’s written so well that I’m actually worried for the author-what on earth is going through her mind to present such a vivid picture, weaving her devious twists around such vile human beings.
I hate trigger warnings but make sure you go into this with your eyes open-it’s pretty hard to read at times due to the content but the payoff is so worth it.
I can’t wait to read more from this author-this is a fabulous debut!

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!

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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