In Sinful Purity, K. A. Standen expertly contrasts the issues of bondage and freedom on two different levels: the institutional and the inner spiritual. It is a story filled with deep inner tension as Liz works her way out of the darkness of hidden childhood and into the light of freedom. The plot is thoughtful and well-developed and the reader will feel the inner conflict and tension that grips Liz. It is almost impossible to put this book down as the reader pursues each of the suspenseful twists and turns which Liz faces as she unravels the identity that lies beneath. This is a thought provoking masterpiece which will serve the reader well as it questions the deeper truths of bondage and freedom. An honest book. Highly recommended reading.
Reviewed by Lit Ami for Reader's Favorite
In terms of suspense and mystery, Sinful Purity hits the ground running. I was transfixed, starting from the story's prologue itself. Walking in a cold and rainy night, the protagonist's emotional and bloodied physical pain expressed through the haunting and beautiful prose swiftly evoked my curiosity. The fascination was instant and I was eager to start chapter one. Coupled with the right amount of angst, romance, and even humor, it definitely gives a great boost to the well-developed characters. From start to finish, the plot keeps me on the edge, as K.A. Standen keeps it tight, leaving no room for me to guess in advance about what will come next. By the time the story comes to an end, with far greater power than it started, Standen has done the work of showing the readers how a great story can still linger in one's mind and will not be easily forgotten.