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

Jen Blood
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)

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Book Description

For fans of Dennis Lehane, John Connelly, and Iris Johansen. Book 2 in the "thoroughly addictive" Erin Solomon mystery series. 2012 New England Book Festival Winner, Honorable Mention for Outstanding Fiction. And don't miss the other, bestselling Erin Solomon mysteries: ALL THE BLUE-EYED ANGELS, SOUTHERN CROSS, and BEFORE THE AFTER!

The brutal murder of a young girl more than forty years ago pulls investigative reporter Erin Solomon into a serpentine mystery revolving around her own father's dark past. The trail leads Erin and fellow reporter Daniel "Diggs" Diggins to Black Falls, Maine, a town steeped in the Acadian tradition, where young girls have gone missing with terrifying frequency for decades. Soon, it's clear that the father Erin thought she knew has buried secrets she never could have imagined.

When the killer sets his sights on Erin, her relentless pursuit of the truth lands her and Diggs in the rugged wilderness along the Maine/Canada border. With a deranged serial killer on their heels, FBI agent Jack Juarez battles the clock while Erin and Diggs fight for their lives in a diabolical game of cat and mouse among the rivers and caves of the Acadian forest.

Editorial Reviews


"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: 3453 KB
  • Print Length: 271 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Adian Press (January 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,891 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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27 of 35 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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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A frustrating read October 31, 2012
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! February 2, 2013
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I got the book in the mail on February 1st, 2013 around 3 pm. I was unable to start reading it until around 5:30 pm because of real life, but I literally couldn't put it down! I ended up reading the entire book in one night! Jen Blood really knows how to hook her readers, and I definitely can't wait for Southern Cross to come out, cause I know I'll be doing the same thing! Wonderful read, and a definite recommend!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
The story captures you from the start. But the characters and the story line send this book over the top. I loved the people and the mystery kept me guessing until the end.
Published 26 days ago by Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars
This book is great, hard to put down. I'll be reading more of this author's books.... I would definitely recommend.
Published 1 month ago by No Name
4.0 out of 5 stars Sins of the Father
This was a very well written novel will be looking for more of Jen Blood's works
Published 3 months ago by Lisar
5.0 out of 5 stars Really liked this book
Really liked this book. Great voice, great story, great character in Erin Solomon, believable interactions between her and the other characters in the story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jay Allan Storey
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this book
I highly recommend this book. It was fast paced and keeps you thinking. I am anxious to read another Erin Solomon book.
Published 4 months ago by B. Petersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Ramped Up Danger
Book two of the Erin Solomon Mystery series ramps up the danger and darkness as Erin digs deeper into her father's past. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Elisabeth Zguta
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very exciting book. Hard to put it downlooking forward to reading the next one.
Published 5 months ago by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I'm enjoying the series. Lots of action and I'm always excited to get to the next book.
Published 5 months ago by Terry Gilman
5.0 out of 5 stars A Collectible. worth reading more than once!!!
Read 3 before 2 and it didn't diminish the intensity of 2 even a little bit! Characters are well developed, plot is smoothly worked out. DARN! I have to get 1, 4 & 5!!!
Published 6 months ago by P. C. Willson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
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More About the Author

Author of the bestselling Erin Solomon mysteries, Jen Blood taps into a background in freelance journalism in the heart of Midcoast Maine to write mysteries rich with atmosphere, action, romance, character, and serpentine plots. Her award-winning series has been hailed by critics and readers alike for its sharp wit and well-drawn characters, with all of her novels to date hitting multiple bestseller lists in mystery, suspense, and thrillers.

The final novel in the Erin Solomon pentalogy, THE BOOK OF J., is now available! To find out about upcoming releases, read free Erin Solomon shorts, and sign up for your chance to win a free e-book or audiobook each month, visit

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