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Sins of Our Past-bookcover

By: Stuart Jonathan Wakefield

Sins of Our Past

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Detective Chief Inspector Johnny Allen always knew his past would catch up with him, he was told often enough.

Jane Woods was the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen, she was the love of his life, his sin, but she kept a guilty secret from him.

The brutal murder of Jane’s cousin, Alison Woods, some thirty years back had haunted him ever since. Did Norman Denman murder Alison?

The shocking discovery of Megan Davis’s body brings Allen’s past back to haunt him. Billy Reynolds was his best friend, the pair were more like brothers than friends, but Billy changed, he just wasn’t the same Billy anymore.

Allen must fight against his past. These people were my friends, my family.

We all have a past, some good, some bad, it’s only a matter of time before it catches up with us.

Stuart Jonathan Wakefield was born and lives in Reading with his wife of thirty years, Susan and their three grown-up daughters. Stuart is a qualified printer and print finisher, having studied and gained a city and guilds from the London college of printing. He spent thirty years as a print finisher, manufacturing paperback books.

Stuart is also a qualified swimming instructor, having spent eight years coaching at Reading swimming club, and the last five years working for Swimexpert and Hydrokids swim school.

Stuart is a keen sports fan, follows Chelsea football club, and names Sir Ian Botham as his sporting hero.

Customer Reviews
3 reviews
3 reviews
  • Gemma wakefield

    I love the book, the best book I read from crime, and I don’t read much.

  • Kelly

    Up and coming author, Stuart Jonathan Wakefield debuts with a twisty, suspenseful, crime thriller.

    Sins of Our Past is a character driven whodunnit. Full of key players who all have their cross to bear. Everyone is a suspect.

    I do wish there was more descriptive writing. I’d like to have been able to paint more of a picture of where the story took place and a bit more of the characters. It felt like this book was mostly just dialogue between people.

    The story jumps from present day to Detective Johnny Allen’s flashbacks of the past. Little by little, as he dissects the suspects’ past transgressions he begins to unravel a complicated web of secrets, deceit and murder.

    A good first novel, I look forward to seeing more from this author.

  • Joanna Nice

    I couldn’t put this book down once I started reading it. The mystery captured my interest and I was constantly guessing who the murder was right to the very end.

    I thought the flash backs and the way Johnny’s
    mind works through the different aspects of the case is described is brilliant. It really gives you an idea of what the character is like, and also helps you understand the past and the characters relationships to each other.
    I was also very intrigued at how the murder cases, past and present linked.

    I loved that you are kept guessing until right to the end, and even the events at the end is unexpected.

    I can’t wait to see if some things that aren’t completely explained in this book are explained in the next book!

    This book is a must read!

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