I’m really excited for my first blog tour with Red Dog Press! Today I’m reviewing Sins of the Father by Sharon Bairden, a chilling novel that touches heavily on trauma, mental illness and how that effects each individual in different ways. Thank you to Red Dog Press for letting be a part of this and read this book!
Sins of the Father by Sharon Bairden
Publisher: Red Dog Press
Publication date: November 27th 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 unraveling 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…
I won’t go into any details of Sins of the Father because I think that it’s something that you have to read for yourself. There is a darkness about this book that chills you to your core and leaves you breathless at times. The raw truth that runs throughout the book is deeply disturbing and even difficult to read at times.
Sharon Bairden has a way of writing that really sticks to your bones. It’s visceral and I enjoyed every cut because they were deep forcing me to pay attention. There is something about Rebecca that pulls you into her world, makes you ache with her and want her to come out of it all unscathed but then she makes you despise her at times too, leaving you shaken.
This was a book that took me time. It was hard to read, to fully fall into it because it wasn’t what I was expecting. The tears I shed were real and the experiences I read will stay with me long after this. These are great words that put together a story so very haunting.
The systems that failed, the darkness that is within the pages are real life to some, making everything all the more tragic. My only dislike was that in the beginning it felt like there was just too much, too much that happened to be completely believable. I take that as my not knowing any better, not as a slight against the author. Some of the scenes aren’t for the light-hearted. Read with caution but it should be read, needs to be read.
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 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!
Thank you again for this opportunity and a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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