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Prior Sins [Kindle Edition]

DJ Gross
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

He hunts monstrous criminals

Psychologist and Oxford University Professor Hadrian Prior helps the British police catch violent criminals. Understanding the dark impulses that drive men to maim and kill comes easily to him. When he temporarily swaps teaching positions with a University of Michigan colleague, Hadrian assumes he’ll be on a sabbatical from crime. Then a series of disturbing assaults occur on campus and the Ann Arbor police ask him to consult on the case. Pursuing a link between the perpetrator and ancient mythology leads Hadrian to Sarah Roth. His reaction to her challenges his long held assumption that emotional intimacy is beyond him.

She believes she’s a monster

University of Michigan Classics Professor Sarah Roth dreams of blood and death. Her mother warned her to never share her dreams or she’d be locked away. Sarah pours her passion into teaching as a relationship is out of reach. When Hadrian approaches her for information, she is shocked by her attraction to him. Hadrian is dangerous to her but the demons inside her like to live dangerously. As Sarah struggles to keep her distance from Hadrian, her dreams become more vivid and violent.

The real monster is hunting her

Someone on campus is secretly obsessed with Sarah. He is recreating the Labors of Hercules, violent feats of power and strength, to prove worthy of her love. Once he’s completed his quest, Sarah will be his forever.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 410 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OGJM4A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,192 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down October 19, 2011
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I don't give many 5-stars; at worst, this is a 4 1/2. This is the first book I've read by this author, and it is worth every bit of the 99c, and more. The writing is good, the plot moves, and, even though I figured out the identity of the perp before he was openly revealed, there were some great twists and turns along the way. My one real dislike? Sarah diving into sex right after viewing the crime scene photos was a little on the 'eewww' side for me (should have had her beau hold her a while first). Gross writes in a descriptive yet succinct manner and works in the information well without slowing the novel's break-neck pace.

Caution to sensitive readers: This book contains graphic descriptions of sex acts, both normal and aberrant, as well as violent acts and violent images.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twist and Shout October 2, 2011
By Max M.
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I loved the first DJGross book, Stolen Justice, so I was psyched to read this one. The two main characters, Hadrian and Sarah, pulled me in right away. I cared about what happened to them. Plenty of plot twists I didn't see coming had me worried about them both. The villain is great blend of creepy and engaging. I didn't expect any of what he dished out and liked him more than I wanted to. He provided the suspense; Hadrian and Sarah brought the romance. Totally entertaining and great for a three hour flight; I didn't even notice how cramped my (full) flight was!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally enGROSSing September 22, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Sorry for the bad pun on the author's name. Anyway, I read DJ's first book, and this one is even better. I seriously could not put it down. The only complaint I have about the book is that I read it on a plane ride, when I should have been catching up on sleep - and I read it all the way through in one setting. The characters are original and believable, and it felt like watching an extended episode of Bones and CSI put together with a different cast. I can't wait for the next one!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring read October 28, 2011
By Larry O
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The book was an interesting read. It started out a good mystery but then turned into a trashy romance novel. There is nothing wrong with romance in a mystery but the reader dosen't need to have every little detail of the sex act described.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prior Sins by DJ Gross October 27, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Prior Sins by DJ Gross
fun thriller with a side of steamy romance
well done if perhaps a liitle uneven in pace
maybe a bit formulaic but excellent character development
i bought this author other e book becuase i want to see where else they can go, what else the can do.
quite promising
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT GOOD! November 14, 2011
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The book reads like a first draft. The characters are unbelievable. Both the characters and the plot might have been acceptable, if the author had taken the time to polish them. There are no breaks between episodes within chapters; one episode ends and the next episode begins in the next paragraph even though considerable time may have elapsed in between.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fabulous book! November 3, 2011
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Prior Sins was just as enthralling as Gross's first novel...a feat I didn't think could be accomplished. The character development, plot twists, unexpected storylines, completely appropriate love story and everything else in Prior Sins is perfect. Gross clearly used her intellect and education in her writing, which made Prior Sins completely believable. Another winner from Gross! Please write again, I'm absolutely hooked!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Robuster November 2, 2011
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Good read.Price point was excellent.I all ways look past problems with the editing on books that cost less then two bucks and this one is no exception.If your looking for perfection this is not for you.Now the storyline was outstanding and told with flare.If murder and mayhem is your thing you'll find this to be a blast. The plot twists and turns and the reader must be devoted to the story or you will find yourself looking back to what you missed.Good work,good price.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Nice easy read.
Published 9 days ago by aileen mitchell
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
very well written. It's now three in the morning. Could not put it down til I finished. Great read.
Can't wait to read another by this author.
Published 6 months ago by Vivian Z
4.0 out of 5 stars The Two Main Characters Will Energize You
Like so many authors this one does a good job of developing characters and a plot. This one had a really interesting twist in the life of one of the two main characters (the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Meerkat
4.0 out of 5 stars DJ Gross has created very likable characters and an antagonist you can...
With Sarah, you realize early on that she couldn’t help but fall victim to her dreams and hallucinations since her mother drilled into her that she would be put away if she ever... Read more
Published 16 months ago by JMossReads
4.0 out of 5 stars held me in suspense to say the least
Thoroughly enjoyed this book..kept my attention right to the end....well worth the read on a cold day snuggled in bed....
Published 19 months ago by kaz
4.0 out of 5 stars Prior Sins
I enjoyed this book.
I do not understand why there is a minimum number of words required to write a review.
Published 20 months ago by Aaron Hilton
3.0 out of 5 stars Sir Dan
This is a hit and miss read. There were times it was entertaining then it drifted off to something of less interest to come back and provide later a fun reading period. Read more
Published on June 16, 2012 by Sir Dan
4.0 out of 5 stars good book...but...
Great book. The only objection I had was the sex. At times I thought I was reading Danielle Steele. Too much! Too graphic.
Published on April 30, 2012 by Jack
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read
I enjoyed this book and would definitely read another by this author. It held my interest throughout and am looking forward to finding another one.
Published on April 2, 2012 by bupton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This book was very good and well written. I would like to read other work by this author. You may figure out who the "perp" is before the end but it doesn't take away from the... Read more
Published on January 11, 2012 by WSM
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