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The Sinner by Caroline England

The Blurb:

'Powerful . . . psychological menace and dramatic plot twists' Daily Mail

'A riveting tale full of intrigue. I was fascinated by the characters and the setting. I couldn't put it down. Caroline England at her best and given the standard of her work that is really saying something' Amanda Robson


To the unsuspecting eye Dee Stephens has a perfect life as the vicar's wife: a devoted marriage to her charismatic husband Reverend Vincent, an adoring congregation and a beautiful daughter.


But beneath the surface, Dee is suffocating. Vincent is in control, and he knows her every sin. Desperate, Dee escapes into a heady affair with Cal, an old schoolmate.


But is Cal the saviour she thinks he is? What dark secrets does he harbour? And to what lengths will Vincent go to when he uncovers the truth?

From the Top Ten ebook bestselling author, Caroline England's newest thriller will have you hooked from the first page to the last jaw-dropping twist.

'Absolutely amazing. Full of twists and turns I didn't see coming and a true study in character perception. A definite 5 stars from me' Angela Marsons

'Gloriously rich and dizzyingly twisty domestic noir that delves into the emotional chasm between public perception & personal reality. Engaging, gripping & actually very beautiful' Helen Fields

'Addictive and gripping, the twists and turns of The Sinner had me hooked from the first page to the final shocking denouement' Lisa Hall

'A guilt-riddled tale of family dysfunction and simmering resentment, with fatal consequences. . .' Heleen Kist

'Secrets upon secrets are gradually revealed in this intriguing tale. The Sinner is chock full of mystery, with a spicy side helping of romance into the bargain. A great read!' C.J. Cooper

'An incredibly twisty thriller, with lots of secrets, lies and menace. Highly recommended' Karen King

'I loved this book - Caroline's such a wonderful writer. The characters are so well crafted and THE SINNER builds to a satisfyingly twisty end. Highly recommended.' Elisabeth Carpenter

'Suspenseful, twisty and packed with dark secrets and lies... The perfect domestic noir' Alice Hunter

'A well-written, perfectly plotted psychological thriller with a steady build-up of tension all the way through until the fantastic ending! Clever and compelling! Loved it!' Diane Jeffrey

'England's writing is intelligent and this domestic noir is one of the best I've read in a long time. A sure-fire summer hit' Louise Beech

Praise for Caroline England

'Stunning . . . dark undercurrents and sinister twists' AMANDA ROBSON

'In the very top tier of psychological thrillers' M W CRAVEN

'The duchess of dark domestic noir strikes again' HELEN FIELDS

'Powerful . . . psychological menace and dramatic plot twists'DAILY MAIL

'A twist that I didn't see coming!' T. M. LOGAN

'Kept me gripped' B. A. PARIS

'Incredibly twisty . . . deliciously satisfying' CLAIRE ALLAN

'A taut, tantalising thriller' SHERYL BROWNE

'Truly terrific!' MARTINA COLE

About Caroline England

Caroline is the author of psychological thrillers BENEATH THE SKIN, MY HUSBAND'S LIES, BETRAY HER and TRUTH GAMES. She has also penned gothic-tinged psychological thrillers THE HOUSE OF HIDDEN SECRETS and THE HOUSE ON THE WATER'S EDGE as CE Rose. She writes multi-layered, dark and edgy ‘domestic suspense’ stories that delve into complicated relationships, secrets and the moral grey area.

Drawing on her days as a divorce and professional indemnity lawyer, she loves to create ordinary, relatable characters who get caught up in extraordinary situations, pressures, dilemmas or crime. She admits to a slight obsession with the human psyche, what goes on behind closed doors and beneath people’s façades. She also enjoys performing a literary sleight of hand in her novels and hopefully surprising her readers!

WATCHING HORSEPATS FEED THE ROSES and HANGED BY THE NECK are her dark, twisty short story collections.

Caroline’s new psychological thriller THE SINNER will be published in June 2022.

My Review

Having read all of this author's books from her debut, I have come to the conclusion that if ever I needed an expert witness on secrets and lies in court, I would call on Caroline England. Her latest book Sinners is no exception, in fact it's even better than that, it's her best domestic thriller ever.

Dee Stephens is the vicar's wife. He was considerably older than her, and continued over the years as he started as the 'adult' in their relationship and the one who is always right. With her live-in mother-in-law from hell, who watched her every move and kept Dee in line with her scathing tongue. Dee had long since accepted that this was her lot, and nothing was going to change... unless there is a trigger point in her relationship that will open her eyes and lead her into the path of temptation.

The vicar's wife embarks on an affair with Cal, and in true Caroline England style, more secrets and lies unravel in towards an unpredictable conclusion.

The Winner Winner is "The Sinner."

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