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By: V. R. Wilson

The Souring of Sweet Charity

Pages: 210 Ratings: 4.0
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Still grieving after the tragically early death of her beloved husband, Gina returns to her island home of 15 years to find that her criticisms about the administration of the Angelus Charity of which she used to be a trustee have not been acted upon in her absence. Money is going missing and Gina finds that in this closed community she has no idea who to trust and who might be involved with the heartless criminals. Her increasingly desperate attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears until an old acquaintance, Maxim, a philanthropist millionaire, steps in. With his help in investigating the irregularities, she finds that the charity has been infiltrated by an organised gang of fraudsters who will stop at nothing, including murder, to cover up their misdeeds. Could a change in the island's law help bring the miscreants to justice?

V. R. Wilson was brought up in North Wales. She read History at Aberystwyth University and afterwards gained further qualifications through part time study.


Her working career was short but varied. On moving back to North Wales, a caring role followed – parents, then husband! Membership of various public bodies has ensured she has had little opportunity to be idle.

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  • Miriam Smith

    "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.

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