Sins of the Father is a crime thriller worthy of Walter White. There, I said it. Iâ€™ll also add that Evan Buckley is not the sharpest tool in the shed. Heâ€™s tone-deaf when it comes to women. And often, the investigator lets his emotions get in the way instead of doing the sensible thing. Good thing he has that cop, Kate Guillory, to keep him in line.
Despite his shortcomings, Evan is dogged when it comes to solving a mystery. And he has a big heart. Sure, he takes risks. But isnâ€™t that what literary PIs are supposed to do? Sometimes, though, I wish heâ€™d think first before leaping into the festering maw of the unknown. I mean, seriously. You could poke your eye out.
All of the characters in this book are well defined. And their motives are clear. But, though the storyâ€™s driving force is a direct path, thereâ€™s nothing straight about it when it comes to the twists and turns Evan must navigate to get to the truth. And as they say, the truth ainâ€™t pretty.
If you enjoy edge-of-your-seat thrillers with an outstanding cast of characters, check out Sins of the Father. You wonâ€™t be sorry.
Fifty years ago, pharmaceuticals magnate Frank Hanna got a girl pregnant. Then she disappeared. Now heâ€™s dying with nobody to inherit his fortune – apart from his weak-willed daughter and her bullying lover, a gambler in over his head with the Russian mob, willing to do anything to save his own skin. Desperate to atone for his sins, Hanna hires maverick PI Evan Buckley to investigate, to find answers to the questions that haunt him. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?
As Evan searches for somebody who might never have existed, peeling back fifty years of lies and betrayal to uncover the tragic story hidden underneath, he faces a terrible dilemma: the closer he gets to the truth, the more he puts his quarry in danger. How can he stop himself from becoming an unwilling pawn, his dogged tenacity turned against him as he leads the ruthless mobsters to the one person who stands between them and Hannaâ€™s fortune?
To make matters worse, Evanâ€™s own troubled past is back with a vengeance as his nemesis, the degenerate child-killer Carl Hendricks, feeds his festering hatred from his prison cell, sending a killer intent on Old Testament-style retribution after Evan and his family.