Charlene Butler, a.k.a. Charlie, is beautiful, independent, and a successful pub owner in downtown Montreal, but prefers not to discuss her past, or the main reason for her success. When she anonymously receives strange letters and the police don’t show an interest in the case, she is convinced by Frank, her best friend, to hire a private investigator to help her solve the mystery. However, PI Simm seems to have a few secrets of his own.
Charlie and Simm join forces when the harassment escalates from letters to explicit threats. Their investigation leads them from the safety of her home, through Montreal’s underworld, to organized crime in Dublin, Ireland. What they discover contradicts Charlie’s most fundamental beliefs in herself and ultimately makes her doubt her own character.
Sins of the Father by A.J. McCarthy goes beyond a great detective mystery novel and is so much more than just a novel as it is an excellent reading experience that will hook readers for hours on end. Sins of the Father is a thrilling who-done-it mystery filled with shocking twists and turns that left me utterly breathless from the start! As I read Sins of the Father I found myself completely immersed in the mystery from the very beginning thanks to the exceptional plot development courtesy of the author A.J. McCarthy who will keep you guessing until the very end.
Charlene Butler, Charlie for short, is a reclusive pub owner in downtown Montreal. Charlie is successful, self-reliant, and very private especially regarding her past and reasons behind all her success. Charlene begins receiving strange and increasingly menacing anonymous letters. At first she thinks nothing of them and the police show little interest, but at the persistence of her best friend and employee Frank, Charlie hires private investigator Simm to help uncover the mystery behind these chilling letters. When the letters ascend from unsettling to outright sinister Charlie must trust Simm and reveal her secrets. Charlie and Simm follow a hazardous path through Montreal’s underworld to the belly of Dublin, Ireland’s organized crime. Unburying her past will make Charlie question every conviction she had in herself, weaving a web of self-doubt.
Sins of the Father by A.J. McCarthy is an engaging detective mystery from start to finish that thrilled as well as shocked me. The exceptional author A.J. McCarthy spins together an intricate web filled with mystery, organized crime, and a wonder, if some things should stay buried in the past and reading this all unravel, was riveting. I love how genuine and likable the characters are, each with their own unique and distinguishable personalities and I felt invested in them even if I did not particularly like them. Once I started on the path with Charlie and Simm I couldn’t help but hang on tightly through each twist and turn to an unforeseeable ending and that shows us what a talented author A.J. McCarthy is.
A.J. McCarthy grabs us fervid readers right away and sends us on an exciting journey, nearly three thousand miles, to unfurl a mystery laden with menacing perils that will leave the reader guessing until the astonishing end! A.J. McCarthy keeps the narrative unpredictable throughout, which thrilled me entirely. I love how McCarthy took us through each gritty yet important step of the investigation without ever spoiling the ending. McCarthy perfectly weaves together suspense, dangers, and an intriguing storyline and this will compel readers from start to finish. A.J. McCarthy has an enthralling and energetic writing style that is sure to enrapture any reader, and so I really hope you book lovers do take a chance on Sins of the Fathers as you won’t regret it!
Sins of the Father by A.J. McCarthy is a superb mystery that should not be missed and once I picked up Sins of the Father I couldn’t put it down and that is why I have to recommend that all you mystery and detective novel fanatics have a read of Sinds of the Father. A.J. McCarthy effortlessly intertwines a world full of action, suspense, and secrets laced in danger. Sins of the Father has a thrilling narrative, charismatic characters, and an extraordinarily surprising, yet oh so satisfying, conclusion. Sins of the Father by A.J. McCarthy is a sensational riveting mystery novel and so of course I have to award it five stars!
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