"It is despicable to think anyone can, and would, abuse charity donations for personal gain............"
Money is going missing from the Angelus Charity and Gina is struggling to have her concerns heard. With the help of philanthropist Maxim, she discovers the charity has been infiltrated by an organised gang of fraudsters who will stop at nothing to cover their misdeeds.
"The Souring of Sweet Charity" by V.R. Wilson and published by Austin Macauley is a very intriguing financial/political thriller that I very much enjoyed. The way the story is told is very unique, the facts of the story including how the charity was established are related by Gina in a meeting with Maxim and his fellow acquaintances. You are slowly drawn into this enjoyable book by the author's very fluent and detailed writing, the description of 'Cymran' and the little accompanying map made you feel as if you really knew the island. I very much liked Gina the main protagonist and following her personal tragedies should be commended on how strong and determined she remained to see justice for the charity's volunteers and donators. There's no mindless violence or unnecessary swearing in this book which makes it a gentle, entertaining and intriguing read which you will definitely want to see through to the end. It was also nice to have a list of characters to refer to, if like me, you constantly forget who is who! All in all, a decent thriller that I would happily recommend and I'd easily read more by this author.