Sin, named out of spite by her abusive and angry mother, lives locked away in a part of a huge house that was years ago a residence for the mentally ill. This is the house she lived in with her mother and step-father, Glyn, who has been incarcerated for a couple of decades now. News of his release unsettles and terrifies Sin, who despite extensive security and only communicating with her handy man, Hawk, through an intercom, is slave to her obsessions and compulsions. However, what happened all those years ago to drive Sin to take these measures is horrific but seems to be catching up with her.
As much as I love the psychological thriller genre, I didn’t feel fully immersed in this novel until just before the halfway mark, when it became totally unputdownable and morphed into more of a whodunit and a whodunwhat. Just when I thought I had the facts down in the first half and the book was going to be predictable, everything changed along with the pace.
Far from an easy read with a host of disturbed characters, I’m off to find the sequel to this one. This book is available to read for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.