Sins of the Father by Sheryl Browne
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?
Thrillers aren't really my thing (as most of you will have gathered!), but I was offered this novel and having recently enjoyed another in the genre, and having even more recently read a women's fiction novel by this author and thoroughly enjoyed it, I felt I had to give it a go. There's an awful lot going on in this novel, and all of it good. The plotting was complex and highly developed, and most of it took me completely by surprise. The whole thing was well put together. I understand this novel is a sequel and although it can be read as a stand-alone (there are many references to the events of the past to aid understanding) I think I would have had greater enjoyment if I had read the previous book first.
Still, I enjoyed it and I would happily read more of Ms Browne's because of the quality of her writing and the sheer enter value.