Thursday 30 June 2022

The Sinner by Caroline England BLOG TOUR #TheSinner @CazEngland #BookReview @PiatkusBooks #Giveaway #Win #Prize #Competition



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.

The Sinner by Caroline England was published on 16 June 2022 by Piatkus. My thanks to the author who sent my copy for review, as part of this Blog Tour.

I'm also delighted to have one copy to give away today. Entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget in the blog post. UK entries only please


Most people would look at Dee Stephens and assume that her life is really quite perfect. Married to the Reverend Vincent, a man so very admired by his parishioners, living the ideal life with a teenage daughter. What could possibly be wrong with that?

Dee is unhappy though. Her husband's outward persona is very different to the Vincent that she deals with behind closed doors and her daughter hardly seems to tolerate her. Add an overbearing mother in law into the mix and Dee considers herself to be little more than someone there to unblock the downstairs loo and ensure that snacks are available at all times. 

When, one day, she can bear no more, she makes her escape. Taking a long walk, but this ends in her getting hit by a car, and whilst she's not really injured, it's a real turning point in her life. Rescued and delivered home by knight-in-shining-armour Cal, her head is turned and they embark on a passionate affair. 

I had a bad feeling about Cal, right from the start, and it becomes clear that he's not entirely truthful about many things. As the story progresses we learn so much about Dee, Vincent and about Cal. Secrets are exposed and the long-term effects of those, and distant memories are shattering and emotional at times. 

Caroline England builds her story slowly and gradually. The reader learns a lot about the characters, making judgements (that often change) and seeds are sown expertly for what follows. 

This is not just a story about marriage and infidelity. It's a tense and at times, shocking novel that delivers some jaw dropping moments. The depth of detail into family relationships is excellent, and the intensity of the plot line adds so much. 

Gripping and unexpected, this a an excellent psychological thriller. 

One copy of The Sinner by 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 was published in June 2022.

Twitter @CazEngland

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