From the Publisher’s Website:
Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O’Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira’s global search has led her to a small California town that’s about to become hell on earth.
Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he can’t explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira’s dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Together with a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira and Rafe are humanity’s last chance to snatch salvation from the howling jaws of damnation.
About the Author:
Allison Brennan is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve romantic thrillers, including The Prey, Speak No Evil, Killing Fear and Sudden Death. Original Sin launches her new supernatural thriller series based on the Seven Deadly Sins. Prior to her writing career, she worked for thirteen years as a consultant in the California State Legislature. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Dan, and their five children. A member of Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and the Horror Writers Association, when she’s not writing or reading, Allison enjoys playing video games and attending her kids sporting events.
This is the second in a series and while it did take me a bit to catch on to the story I am very glad that I did. This was a real page turner! The demon/supernatural thriller genre is a new type of book for me and I have to say that I have enjoyed the books I have read with these themes.
Moira is a good girl searching for truly the mother from Hell. Fiona wants to gather all of the evil power she can to take over the world. Will Moira be able to stop her? Well, you don’t find out in this book! But the getting there is sure to thrill. I would not suggest reading this right before trying to get to sleep. Fiona is one evil woman and she stays with you even after you put the book down. Moira suffers at her hands yet keeps fighting the good fight to destroy her evil. Will she succeed? My hope is yes but there are quite a few deadly sins to get through…..
If you are looking for a page turning thriller with a pitched battle between good and evil with some romance mixed in well then, this book will give it to you. I now have to go find the first one so I can really learn the whole back story and then keep up as the other books come out.
Original Sin is available at Amazon.com
I want to thank Tricia from MediaMuscle for the review copy.
Disclosure: I received a gratis copy of Original Sin for review. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinion and were not impacted by the receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.