What do you do if you discover that someone very close to you is a killer? That’s what this book is all about. Lisa describes the doubts, the conflicts of emotion and the raw feelings of reality as the story unfolds. The protagonist, Gaby, and her friends come across with consummate reality, and before the end of the book, you come to know them very well. Lisa has either travelled widely, or really knows how to use Google Earth. No matter, the descriptions of the many international venues come across vividly, and you feel yourself transported to each of them. I think I would have given this book a five star rating were it not for the number of typos. It is only because of that that I have awarded four stars.
FAST PACED PAGE TURNER
It says a lot when you read a new book by a new-to-you author, and immediately start searching for what else she has written.
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 is 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 recently 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.
A great read and one I’d recommend to anyone who likes crime fiction, thrillers or just well-written, edge-of-your-seat drama.
Book Review NEXT of SIN – Dianne Rapp, Book Reviewer
Ever wonder what happened to those stories filled with suspense with twists and turns? You know the kind that Alfred Hitchcock produced, making us bite our nails and worry for the hero or heroine! Well Lisa Gordon has penned that type of thriller and it’s worth reading. Her heroine, Gaby thought she was leading an ideal life. She was a rising star in her legal firm and just married a handsome man. Then the nightmares started plaguing her and memories of a childhood trauma erupted. To save her sanity Gaby must delve into the secrets of a serial killer and risk her own life to bring him to justice.
I really enjoyed this suspenseful novel! It reminded me of a Hitchcock thriller, filled with danger but not depending on blood, guts, and gore like modern novels. This is a thriller that delivers chills while chasing an elusive killer. You won’t know until the final pages if this clever killer escapes. Gaby evolved from a society socialite into a brave woman fighting for justice. Pick up this book and enjoy a story worthy of Hitchcock.
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!
Top Amazon Reviewer Dii called it, “A chilling thriller that will dig deep into your marrow and whittle away at your faith in humanity and justice.”
“I really enjoyed this suspenseful novel! It reminded me of a Hitchcock thriller, filled with danger but not depending on blood, guts, and gore like modern novels.” – Dianne Rapp
“The characters are so real you seemed to really connect with them.” Julie’s Book Review
Susannah St Clair of VINE VOICE said, “I sure can’t wait for the next one but Lisa?? This is going to be hard to top!”
“Not your usual crime story with a clichéd plot and characters but genuinely creepy because these are people and situations that you might meet in everyday life.” Linda Bahnan, author of Hot Times in Goa.
Winner of the 9th American Gem Literary Festival, Lisa Gordon presents her second thriller, Next of Sin. A must read if you enjoy a quality psychological thriller written in a peppi contemporary style.
Two teenagers fooling about on a camping holiday; a young woman marries
surrounded by her loving family; an idyllic honeymoon; a salubrious law firm –
the image of perfection and yet evil lurks. A body on a Moroccan Beach; a
missing girl in Japan; a corpse floating in the Mediterranean – what is the
link? The vital clue lies locked in away in a memory – a memory that now wants
to be remembered.
A desire to explain a recurring nightmare, leads young lawyer Gaby to a
horrifying discovery which throws into question 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 world where the scales of justice are rigged in favour
of her eminent and respectable adversaries. Along with an unlikely set of allies
from across the social strata she digs into her past, knowing that it will
change her future forever.
Her quest for truth will cost her everything;
it may even cost her life.
Next of Sin will make you wonder whether anybody you meet can be trusted and the safe answer
Next of Sin is an entertaining must-read with a serious true to life twist and needs to be loaded onto your kindle and packed into your suitcase as a holiday read for Easter or a cosy paperback to curl up with while the Polar Vortex still bites.
Available right now on kindle and paperback via amazon US, UK, and other sites across the world.