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Sins of the Father (Book 2, The Erin Solomon Pentalogy) [Kindle Edition]

Jen Blood
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The second novel in the bestselling Erin Solomon pentalogy, awarded honorable mention for outstanding fiction at the 2012 New England Book Festival. 

For fans of JD Robb, Dennis Lehane, and Kathy Reichs -- an intricate mystery with compelling characters, heart-pounding suspense, and a haunting love story. And don't miss the other novels in the bestselling, critically-acclaimed Erin Solomon Pentalogy: ALL THE BLUE-EYED ANGELS (Book 1), SOUTHERN CROSS (Book 3), and BEFORE THE AFTER (Book 4)! 


Things heat up for Daniel Diggins and Erin Solomon when the reporters travel to northern Maine to investigate a series of brutal murders dating back nearly fifty years -- crimes Erin's own father seems to have played a crucial role in. When the killer forces the duo into the rugged wilderness along the Maine/Canada border, FBI agent Jack Juarez battles the clock while Diggs and Erin fight for their lives in a diabolical game of cat and mouse among the rivers and caves of the Acadian forest. 

Please note that this novel is not a cozy mystery; contains adult language and situations.

"A mash-up of mystery, romance, wicked suspense... and some seriously evil bad guys. Blood handles the suspense deftly and keeps you flipping the pages to find out what the heck's going to happen next." -- DV Berkom, bestselling author of the Kate Jones thrillers 

"The only downside to these books is waiting for the next one. Amazon may as well put me on a permanent pre-order list!!" -- John Pappas, Amazon Reviewer  

"More twists and turns than a wild mountain road... Jen had the fantastic ability to move several plot lines at once and intersect them when needed to keep you guessing until the end. A fast-paced, heart-pounding read." -- Marianne Spitzer, Author of Gypsy Spirits



Editorial Reviews

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"What I loved most about this book -- even beyond the heart-stopping, page-turning suspense -- is how well-drawn Blood's three main characters are... Erin Solomon continues to make impulsive decisions that are completely credible from someone with her combination of brains, determination and occasionally skewed judgment... A terrific read!"
-- Joanne Lessner, bestselling author of the Isobel Spice mysteries

"If you like mystery with sometimes dark and graphic detail, an intricate plot, a love story that is elegiac in is beauty even as the story's action is unrelenting; if you long for smooth, clean writing with a unique sense of humor, then Sins of the Father is for you."
-- Susan Russo Anderson, bestselling author of the Serafina Florio novels

Product Details

  • File Size: 496 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985144742
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Adian Press (January 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OKBNOK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Will Lose Sleep Reading This One!! August 14, 2012
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I had read the first book, All the Blue Eyed Angels, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and was anxiously awaiting this one. As others have said this sequel may be better than the first. I generally rotate reading three different books at a time, but about a third of the way through this those others were put aside. Thought I would have to call out from work to get it read! My favorite reads are usually some type of paranormal/scifi books. I have always been enthralled with vampire lore so usually have one of those books on my list. But these two books are so well written, the characters so engaging and the Maine setting so descriptive that you just want to stay immersed in this story.

The murders that are being investigated in the books are very disturbing. Fortunately Ms. Blood can describe them without making the reader queasy enough to not turn the page. And turn the page you will, over and over again. I became so involved with the characters that I was I was actually exclaiming out loud what an idiot Erin Solomon was during several passages. I'm not sure that I've ever actually "spoken" to a written character before! The only downside to these books is waiting for the next one. Amazon may as well put me on a permanent preorder list!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A first rate thriller with compelling characters. September 24, 2012
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It's rare for the second book in a series to be as good, let alone better, than the first book. The first book gets all the advantages. As readers we want to like the first book, so we go in with a more forgiving attitude. We forgive poorly developed character, plot flaws, and writer's quirks that would otherwise drive us to distraction because we're too busy being willfully seduced by the charms of a new story and all that it promises. Of course it's the second book that suffers for the literary love goggles we use when reading the first book. The second book need not only stand on it's own merits, it needs to do so while maintaining continuity with the first book's world and characters, and without the benefit of having that new "first book" smell. Basically, the second book in a series needs tell an entirely new and compelling story while carrying all of the baggage of the first book and getting none of the leeway. That is a pretty tall order for any work to meet, regardless of the writer, and it explains why so many sophomore entries in a series are considered 'weak sisters'. Now if you've gotten this far and you're wondering how I felt about this book, wonder no more - NONE of what I just wrote applies to "Sins of the Father" (SotF).

SotF is a home-run in it's own right, and not just as the second entry in a series - in that respect it's possibly the best #2 book I've ever had the pleasure to read. I won't go too deep into plot details, but I will touch on some things that Jen did which managed to truly surprise me. The plot was intricate, layered in complexity and as twisted as any good crime/suspense novel's must be, but it avoided the most common pitfalls that afflict the genre and are a trap for even the best writers.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific! July 31, 2012
By Jill M
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I finished this book in less than 24 hours. Jen Blood delivered another stunner with "Sins of the Father". The descriptions are detailed but not boring. You can easily visualize the scenes. Fast paced, no time to think about putting this book down for more than a few minutes. As always, she wets your appetite for the next in the series! Great job Jen!
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Immature Characters Abound September 1, 2012
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About midway through this sequel, I found myself actually rooting for the psychotic bad guys. The characters of Erin and Kat are completely selfish and childish. Between the two of them and their "issues", there were characters murdered in the first book. I had hoped the author might have developed these characters more for the sequel, be she certainly didn't. Jack and Diggs are a bit easier to care about, though they lack the backbone you might expect an FBI agent and a reporter to have. And the story itself was completely far-fetched. I bought the sequel because the first book left much of its mystery unsolved. The sequel did the same, but I will not be wasting my money on a third book by this author. For much better mysteries, you may want to check out "Primal Fear" or "Silence of the Lambs". I know these books are a bit older, but it seems good books are getting more and more difficult to find these days.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A frustrating read October 31, 2012
By dwales
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I can only say that if the writer set out to create an exceedingly foolish and frustrating character like Erin Solomon then she succeeded amazingly well. This a very light read and I read it reluctantly after having read the first book in the series, only to find out where it was going. All throughout the read I had to put the book down and ask myself why I was bothering when the lead character was so darn stupid and frustratingly so. In the event the whole mystery of the two books was not resolved and left me wondering why I bothered. Certainly I will not be buying the next book in the series.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 2nd Episode of a Serial not a Series November 4, 2012
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I didn't read the first novel in this series so that I did find it most confusing. I must say that I find it annoying when authors draw material from previous novels as then it becomes simply an episode in an adventure and the reader is left without a begining and in this case without an end. I was 3% through the book before I realised that the so called heroine was in fact a woman. It also seems rather a cheap and easy trick to use the same characters, continue the relationships and romances instead of writing a completely new novel. I did think this was why the characters in this book were poorly drawn, however on reading other blogs from readers of the first novel, they also considered the characters poor. Like most readers of adventure or detective novels we really do like, to like our heroes. I couldn't relate to any of these characters and certain aspects of their behaviour simply didn't gel. The mother is a doctor yet has little or no humane feelings,odd in itself. At the same time she behaves like a whore and then becomes a lesbian, also very strange. The two male characters for their positions in the story seemed pretty pathetic to me when it came to handling a rather silly woman. As for Erin the heroine, I cannot think that any man would have put up with her for more than a day and am surprised that Diggs didn't simply leave her in the woods. Then she is so much in love with him that she would rather suffer misery simply to protect him and a few weeks later she is back in the arms of another man. Sorry none of this rings true to life. I did in fact guess who the ringleader was and the two stars are for the fact that I finished the story. However, I am glad I didn't read the first novel and I won't read the next.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Sequel
I haven't read the first book in this series but I usually enjoy a good first-person novel, this being no exception.
Published 1 month ago by J. Gallen
4.0 out of 5 stars intrigue
So many twists and turns. Thought I had it figured out but was surprised at the outcome. Really enjoyed
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Published 1 month ago by Judy Aleckson
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish it.
I tried to pick it up and read it many times, but it just couldn't keep me interested enough to finish.
Published 2 months ago by karend
3.0 out of 5 stars Good bedtime read...
Enjoyed this book, especially before turning in at night. Not sure how much I like Erin's character as she seems somewhat brash, reckless and self serving to me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lesizmore
4.0 out of 5 stars Erin Solomon
Oh, mysteries within mysteries -- like the Russian dolls. Hopefully, we're getting closer to the core. And will Erin and Diggs ever get together? Can't wait for Book 3!
Published 3 months ago by jalgal66
5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down
Wow! Been a while since a story kept me this tense. Didn't put it down and am ready to read book 3!
Published 3 months ago by Gerald's 2nd Kindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Sins of the Father
I really enjoyed reading book 2, Sins of the Father! This book had intrigue, mystery and suspense. A really good read.
Published 4 months ago by silverfox
5.0 out of 5 stars Jen blood
I am reading the third book by Jen Blood I have enjoyed the first book All the Blue-Eyed Angels an I enjoyed Sins of the Father
Published 5 months ago by mary ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Another page turner
Jen Blood has a terrific series going. You will want to read on through to experience the chaotic lives of her characters. This is not a take it or leave it series. Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. Lanneau
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm hooked.
SINS OF THE FATHER was another good read by Jen Blood . Looking forward to finding Book 3,The Erin Solomon Mysteries.
Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth Hardin
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Jen Blood is a freelance journalist, professional editor, and author of the bestselling Erin Solomon mystery series. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Popular Fiction, and her writing influences range from Emily Bronte to Dennis Lehane, and any number of genres and authors in between. Her work has earned accolades and awards including the AIA Seal of Quality and the B.R.A.G. Medallion for ALL THE BLUE-EYED ANGELS and honorable mention for best in fiction from the New England Book Festival for her second novel, SINS OF THE FATHER. All four of her novels have reached the Amazon Bestseller list in Mystery, Suspense, and Women Sleuths. Born and raised among the smaller fishing villages of midcoast Maine, Jen's writing is rich with the details and tone of that isolated, occasionally harsh landscape. Today, after spending several years traveling the country, Jen is once again living in midcoast Maine, busily working on the next installment in the Erin Solomon series.

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