As we speak, Sugar & Spice is still in the Top 50 Bestsellers on Amazon Kindle Store (UK) and has passed its 2,200 book sale for February.
Here’s some more of what readers have been saying about it:
This book was frightening to say the least + full of mind provoking facts- had to leave it though at several stages as I became too scared to read on!! Came back- as curiosity took the better of me. Found I was holding my breath too as many awful situations occurred, heart pounding and even “talked” and shouted at my Kindle. Not for the feint hearted. OH BOY.
Found this via Kindle store and downloaded it as it was a cheaper read and I’m so glad I found this author and book. It is just amazing.
The detail and research that have gone into it are outstanding. This makes it a fast, impossible to put down read – up with the likes of Peter James.
However, a word of warning – it is graphic in its detail and its insight into the mind of a paedophile in the character of Greg Randall. This makes it chilling but also makes it believable and realistic, if not also uncomfortable reading in places.
I will certainly look for more by this author in the same genre and would recommend to anyone who enjoys a well written british crime thriller.
Now and then you come across a book that take a tired old concept – in this case a serial killer stalking little kids – and turns it on its head, to produce something truly original.
Not since The Silence Of The Lambs has anything in the crime thriller genre come close to warranting the term ground-breaking.
Sugar & Spice takes us on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, at once appalling yet mesmerising in its subject matter. It takes apart the mind of the paedophile and reassembles it in three different characters, only one of which is the killer.
And therein lies the true depth and beauty of this novel.
For while the mother of a murdered child seeks, and eventually succeeds, in bringing the killer to justice, two innocent men pay the price along the way.
Only, neither are innocent. So why do we feel for them? Care about them? Dare I say, trust them?
If you want gory detail of post-mortems, stick with Scarpetta. If it’s plodding police detectives, Morse is your man. If you like the mystery to be solved with high-tech forensics, go back to CSI:Miami. This is unlike anything else out there.
And written in a unique style that just drags you through the pages by your hair, defying you to take a break. And on those odd moments when you dare put it down you are left with questions you wish you hadn’t been asked, that taunt you, compelling you to read on.
I understand this is a first novel from this author. Let’s hope it’s not a one-shot wonder and there’s plenty more to come!
Get it now @ ONLY $0.99c/£0.71p!!
- Sugar & Spice makes the Top 30 on Amazon UK Thriller Chart! (saffinadesforges.wordpress.com)
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