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A Journal of Sin

A Sarah Gladstone Thriller, Book 1
Narrated by: Georgina Tate
Series: A Sarah Gladstone Thriller, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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A murdered priest leaves behind records of confessional secrets. Secrets someone would prefer he took to the grave.

A small town in the English countryside isolated by a severe storm, and a young female officer, alone and out of her depth. A troubled priest is brutally murdered, leaving behind a journal of the residents' confessional secrets; secrets certain people would have preferred he took to the grave.

As word spreads, the pressure rises as the eyes of the town watch her every move. With no forensic team, no support, and a savage killer hiding in a turbulent town, is PC Sarah Gladstone up to the task?

©2014 Darryl Donaghue (P)2016 Darryl Donaghue

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  • Cora Grimes
  • 14-08-2019

A Decent Beginning of a New Series

Sarah Gladstone is a new character for a murder mystery series. With that, I hope we will be growing along with her. As a police officer/ young detective, she is rash, emotional, and easily swayed. However, I guess that many characters start in such a raw condition.

The reader was OK, but didn't have a very wide range of voices for the characters, and her delivery was a bit monotone. Overall, though, she didn't detract from the story.

I thought the author left many story lines unfollowed, such as the whole press fiasco, which was a major plot point for our protagonist. It is not like they left untied as a teaser for a future book, they were just dropped.

All that said, I think this was a good start for a series, and I will be looking for the next book about Sarah Gladstone. I recommend checking out this series beginning book.

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  • Dobermom4Life
  • 16-12-2017

Good listen on a long road trip

I love ALL British Crime, Detective, and Mystery shows available to the US via Public Television. The heroin in this story is less confident and sure of herself, which was the biggest disappointment in my opinion. I like a kick-ass confident S/hero type, that isn’t constantly second guessing herself. This one is a “victim of circumstance” in so many ways, inferior to men by size, lower in rank to men, made victim by the town gossip, the town drunk, the town bully, & the random rogue live news reporter, and of course, the bad guy.

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  • Louis
  • 22-08-2016

Enjoyable

I enjoyed the story and the plot-line held my interest although it felt a bit rushed in places - particularly towards the end. The premise - a dead body found in a small town cut off by floods with only an inexperienced policewoman to solve the crime - was good, and I particularly like the lead character Sarah, who felt believable and real.

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  • Wendy
  • 22-08-2016

Entertaining!

I listened to this on a long journey and thoroughly enjoyed it. A good thriller which kept me guessing.

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  • Sukhvinder
  • 19-08-2016

Good story line

Loved the book .It had a good plot. wwaiting for the next book with Sarah Gladstone

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  • illusion
  • 29-07-2016

Great story and well narrated

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The story was exciting and I was gripped right to the end. The narration was well paced and the characters well acted. I look forward to hearing the second in the series!

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 11-11-2018

Rather formulaic

The blurb was enticing, but I just didn't get into this story. I couldn't get on board with Sarah, she didn't seem to have any relationship with her own mother. The whole flood and town being cut off for weeks seemed far fetched. It just irritated me. I also thought that the narration wasn't great. The word is 'SOCO', not 'sew-co' and various other mispronunciations that got under my skin. I'm sure this will appeal to lots of people, it's merely that I'm not one of them.

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  • Gillian
  • 25-07-2016

Bit flat!

Story was reasonable and could have been made more interesting and pacey if the narrator had made an effort to put a bit more passion into her performance with the characters she was portraying!