Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue

Unabridged Audio Version
I finished listening to the unabridged audio version of A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue and narrated by Georgina Tate. Listening time for A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue is 7 hours, 51 minutes.

I really wanted to love A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue, as the premise of this novel was an intriguing one, but I was pretty disappointed overall with this novel. 

The best part of A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue was Georgina Tate's narration of the novel.

The worst part of A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue was being able to pick out the murderer early on in the novel. I was hoping who I thought was going to be the murderer would be a red herring, but it wasn't the case. 

I also thought it was weird that PC Sarah Gladstone (the main character) was so unfamiliar with the villagers in the English countryside she was visiting. PC Sarah Gladstone was visiting with her mother, who is a long time resident of the English village. For as long as her mother had lived in the English village, I'd think PC Sarah Gladstone either grown up in the same village or at least be more familiar with many of the residents of the English village than she was during her stay with her mother. It just seemed odd... I mean why wouldn't you make the main character more well known within the community? It surely would make investigating the murder a whole lot easier. This way PC Sarah Gladstone would be a trusted confidant to the villagers themselves.

The characters themselves were okay. I really didn't care much for any of the characters in A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue. The writing in A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue was mediocre. 

The following is a plot summary for A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue from Audible:
A murdered priest leaves behind records of confessional secrets. Secrets someone would prefer he took to the grave. 
A small town in the English countryside isolated by a severe storm, and a young female officer, alone and out of her depth. A troubled priest is brutally murdered, leaving behind a journal of the residents' confessional secrets; secrets certain people would have preferred he took to the grave. 
As word spreads, the pressure rises as the eyes of the town watch her every move. With no forensic team, no support, and a savage killer hiding in a turbulent town, is PC Sarah Gladstone up to the task?
I am giving A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue a rating of 2 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!

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