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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 (238 customer reviews)

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** For a limited time, get the "thoroughly addictive" bestselling first novel in the Erin Solomon pentalogy free on Amazon, with the remaining four novels in the now-complete series priced at just $2.99. Because of the success of this promotion, sale has been extended for a limited time -- pick up the full series today! ** 

For fans of Dennis Lehane, John Connolly, and Iris Johansen. Book 2 in the "thoroughly addictive" Erin Solomon mystery series. 2012 New England Book Festival Winner, Honorable Mention for Outstanding Fiction. 

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.

Get the complete Erin Solomon Pentalogy today...
Book 1: All the Blue-Eyed Angels
Book 2: Sins of the Father
Book 3: Southern Cross
Book 4: Before the After
Book 5: The Book of J. 

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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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,055 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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9 of 9 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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5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the first book
I really enjoyed the first book, Sins of the Father. It was fast paced, the characters were fleshed out well, and the book kept me on my toes. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Jeanine A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good series. . .holds the interest!
I really like this series and keep buying more. The books just hold my interest and make me want to keep reading. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Maryanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Can't put this book down. Can't wait to finish the entire series. You've got me hooked, Jen Blood!
Published 17 days ago by Maggie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced and thrilling...
After the first book, I couldn't wait to start reading this one
The same is now true of the third! Read more
Published 19 days ago by Megan Vugrenes
5.0 out of 5 stars So good!
It was amazing. I love the characters, the suspense was perfect, and the plot couldn't have been more clever. Recommended!!!!
Published 21 days ago by Miranda
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story
The story line is great,but it is hard to follow along some times. Especially when the author brings in New characters. I still liked it. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend
Probably not as good as book 1, but definitely a page turner. Although I'm not a "soap-opera" fan, I will continue on to book 3.
Published 26 days ago by Connie S. Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series
This series of books so far is awesome I can't put it down. Going to buy number three I'm sure it will be just a good
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
The reviews said it was as good as the first, maybe even better. I agree. I read it almost straight from beginning to end. Only slept for a couple of hours. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cat Bellu
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing series
These books are amazing. You have to buy them. Be prepared to abandon everything else in your life while reading them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Staci F.
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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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