A Journal of Sin

A Journal of Sin A village isolated by a severe storm and a young officer alone and out of her depth A troubled priest is brutally murdered leaving behind a journal of the resident s confessional secrets secrets c

  • Title: A Journal of Sin
  • Author: Darryl Donaghue
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  • Page: 401
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  • A village, isolated by a severe storm, and a young officer, alone and out of her depth A troubled priest is brutally murdered, leaving behind a journal of the resident s confessional secrets secrets certain people would prefer he took to the grave As word spreads, the pressure rises as the eyes of the town watch her every move With no forensic team, no support and a saA village, isolated by a severe storm, and a young officer, alone and out of her depth A troubled priest is brutally murdered, leaving behind a journal of the resident s confessional secrets secrets certain people would prefer he took to the grave As word spreads, the pressure rises as the eyes of the town watch her every move With no forensic team, no support and a savage killer hiding in a turbulent town, is PC Sarah Gladstone up to the task

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    1. Darryl Donaghue

      Darryl Donaghue is an ex Detective from London, England His short stories have been published in The Pygmy Giant, Spinetinglers and Dreamcatcher magazine In 2014, he moved to Seoul to teach and write novels.His first novel, A Journal of Sin, was released on in December 2014.

    246 thoughts on “A Journal of Sin”

    1. A small town is isolated by a severe storm. No way in and no way out. Sara is a rookie officer, alone and cut off from her colleagues, her family. When the parish priest disappears, most people think he either escaped the storm or is staying with someone. But then there comes a knock at Sara's door . a very distraught woman who has found something horrific while out walking her dogs.The good Father has been killed, following what looks like torture with a knife. He's been left in the woods away [...]


    2. I liked the story and the mystery in the little village.It was a little slow though.I loved the inexperienced Sarah and all the efforts she put to do justice!


    3. Somewhere between a two and a three star rating, rounded up because some of the aspects I didn't much like were probably a matter of my tastes, as opposed to a flaw of the book. This e-read adequately filled my Friday commute home when I had no paperback in my bag to read, and some of the weekend afterwards (albeit partly in a state of 'I should finish reading that book' as well as a desire to find out what happens). It follows the investigation of a murdered priest in a small town cut off by fl [...]


    4. I chose this book for the Read Your E-Reader read-a-thon because I found the plotline to be both very intriguing and interesting. I was wanting to read a mystery and this one seemed like the right choice, but I found this book to just be ok for me.SynopsisA village, isolated by a severe storm, and a young officer, alone and out of her depth. A troubled priest is brutally murdered, leaving behind a journal of the resident's confessional secrets; secrets certain people would prefer he took to the [...]


    5. Full disclosure: I know the author of this book on a personal, intimate level and have turned down numerous romantic advances from him eyy banter.A Journal of Sin is a remarkably assured debut for a new author. There definitely some slight elements that revealed it's first-novel status, but they were buried by a keen eye for stage-setting, characterization, and memorable details.Now I don't read a lot of mystery, so I don't know whether the central character truly breaks convention as much as I [...]


    6. I can't in good conscious give this a three star as much as I would like to. I enjoyed the mystery unfolding, the setting it takes place, in a small quiet countryside town that's cut-off from the world due to the floods.It is by no means the fault of the author that I am giving this book a 2-star rating. It's rather the fault of the editor that I am giving this book a 2-star rating. After all, it takes a team to craft a good book, including an editor. Stephen King never published a book without [...]


    7. An interesting and unusual storyline, it flagged a little bit in the middle but certainly made up for it by the end.


    8. This review was originally posted to Jen in BooklandI was really looking forward to reading A Journal of Sin. The synopsis intrigued me. A priest who wrote down people's sins is murdered? Sign me up. Unfortunately this story was not as good as I had hoped. There is a bad storm in a small town and the main character, Sarah, just happens to get stranded there. She had been visiting her mother and is the only cop in town. When the priest gets murdered one of the townspeople comes to her to help out [...]


    9. Many of the detective novels one reads today have similar themes. The detective has a ton of baggage and may also have a physical issue to deal with, and if there is not at least one major twist (or two or three) it is viewed by many not to be a successful book. I am happy to report that “A Journal of Sin” does not follow a similar path.Not that main character Sarah Gladstone doesn’t have insecurities. She is, after all, human like all of us, and thus tends to second-guess some of her deci [...]


    10. This is a pretty good crime thriller set in a small village isolated from the rest of the country following a heavy storm and widespread flooding. Against this backdrop PC Sarah Gladstone, a two year rookie on the force has to try a maintain order while investigating the murder of the local priest, a priest that broke his vows and recorded the confessions of the villagers. While the outcome was a little predictable, Donaghue does create a feeling of tension and finger pointing that carries the w [...]


    11. "It's All Written Down In His Diary"An interesting plot idea, with a lone female PC isolated from the outside world in a small town after a huge storm. There were a lot of familiar references to the efficacy of modern policing versus that of the 'good old' days when it was a force, not a service. The media came in for a bit of a bashing too, not without justification perhaps. Due to the death of a priest there were more than a few religious themes analysed and after a while this got a bit tediou [...]


    12. Very slow…I will be honest I have only gotten about halfway through and I'm completely bored. It's dry, the characters aren't interesting, and for the most part they are rude. The premise seems like it would make for an interesting story. I just think it needs more editing maybe.


    13. Little slow in the middle, but I liked learning things that are British like crunchy cheese sandwiches. They sound truly awful. I feel like the next book will be better.



    14. I liked it, I did but its not the best I've read.Though I have to say Darryl's writing in this book made fall in love with Sarah and want to see her succeed. It wasn't even about the case anymore it was simply cause I felt she deserved it.The story line is good but there are parts that seem detailed and yet after reading these details you still feel like you have no idea whats going on! maybe it's just me!Apart from thatSarah: Loved her, great character though I don't like that I still barely ha [...]


    15. The writing style is very good. The basic plot was clever and well presented. The characters were believable with enough subplot interest going on. That said, I have to give it a mediocre 3 stars only because the suspense aspect was pretty poor and that is the main bone in that genre. The guilty villain was too obvious too early in the story. It was so obvious until I convinced myself I had to be wrong, but I wasn't. When it was finally revealed there was no ah-ha at all. That seriously took awa [...]


    16. A journal of sin indeedThe author needs to seriously recheck what a true thriller is, because this book was everything but! Like other reviewers have mentioned before I figured out the bad guy before the halfway mark. The concept of the plot wasn't bad and the characters ok at best, the biggest thing that irritated me was the way they were introduced and their first person perceptions were mashed together in such a lazy and thoughtless manner.I think the author shouldn't shy away from investing [...]


    17. As a lover of this genre I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book is as good as some other books from well known authors in this genre. For a debut book from Donaghue, he certainly knows what he's doing and writes like he's been doing so for years. With an intricate plot, clever hidden dots of information, a host of well developed characters and fantastic attention to detail, Donaghue goes on my list of favorite authors amongst Patterson, Gerritsen and Slaughter. I look forward to more [...]


    18. This book is fully great!Also, I love that the take home message here is that (view spoiler)[if some guy is a pushy, domineering, misogynist, and you get a shitty vibe from him, he's probably a murderer. (hide spoiler)]Also, lady sleuths!Also, (I'm not sure how long this will be the case but anyway) it is free!


    19. Great short read! I thought the story sounded interesting, and I was looking for a book to engage me on a dreary day. I read it pretty much in one sitting. Yes, it was not a very complicated story, but it was interesting, and reeled me in from the beginning. I wonder how many priests keep a record of confessions?


    20. . Worth a read!Thank you for the opportunity to ride along with Sarah! Enjoyed this - particularly the strong female protagonist. Keep going!


    21. The story would easily get 5* from me but the editing2* so I've needed to split the difference. A few times I wondered if English was the author's first language, which I assume it is but sentences were presented in such a peculiar fashion.a little like German where they write back-to-front as such. I'll provide examples below. A real shame as it cost it dearly. I read he has self-published but he really needs to find a good proofreader.When Sarah was discussing the missing person with her mum h [...]


    22. OK. Somewhere in England the village of Sunbury is cut off following a devastating storm which floods the surrounding countryside.A policewoman, Sarah Gladstone, is visiting her mother and finds herself - along with the rest of the villagers - cut off from escape, electricity and communication.The local Catholic priest then goes missing and is subsequently found dead by a Yorkshire terrier and its alarmed owner.Sarah then has to mount a single handed murder investigation, handicapped by uncooper [...]


    23. An excellent premise for a book but I was disappointed with the way the it was presented. The story is clearly set in modern day England yet the village in the story is cut off from everything due to avsevere storm. The electricity is out and mobile reception is also cut off. It seems no-one in the village has an old fashion landline phone? I don't believe it. Because she can't ask for guidance from her superiors Sarah has to make decisions and do what's best in the circumstances. She does her b [...]


    24. This book disappointed me a little. It was not bad, just average but I had high hopes for this one and they were, unfortunately, not met.The story is about a newbie police officer who gets stranded in her mother's tiny rural village after a storm has flooded the area and blocked all the exit roads. Just at that moment the local priest goes missing (and is not much later found dead) and it's up to her to solve this murder without any backup or equipment. After having read the summary for this boo [...]


    25. British police officer Sarah is on vacation visiting her mother when a horrible storm hits and floods the entire town. Electricity is off, the roads are under water and the local priest is missing. She is called on to investigate, and uncovers some terrible secrets. The priest's body is found, horribly butchered. And, the journals he kept have disappeared. These journals recounted the confessions of the townspeople, though no names were given. With no backup, no forensics team, no phone, and no [...]


    26. This is my first mystery book. I wanted to challenge myself to try a different genre. I saw this one and thought it was intriguing. For chapter really pulls in. I was afraid the pace would go to slow for me (usually the reason I stay away from mysteries) but this kept me interested enough to continue reading. My one of two complaints would be that some of the transitions were a bit harsh. You can be reading something from Sarah's point of view and then it would cut away to killer's. I don't know [...]


    27. Ditched it a third of the way in. The premise of the book is good but the narrative needs an edit. The author's knowledge of the technicalities of police work is obvious but on occasion it is way too obvious. Comments on recent acts of legislation and the importance of a police notebook made the narrative clunky and unnatural.The same goes for some of the dialogue. The passage when Sarah takes a statement from the woman who found the body is some of the most unnatural speech I've read. It read l [...]


    28. This book was everything it advertised and more. It was the mystery I was looking for. I lived in England for three years, so I understood the going-ons of the little towns. I had watched several of their bobby shows and understood how their police force worked. That made this book all that more enjoyable. I had figured out the "bad" guy early on but enjoyed the journey of how it unfolded for Sarah to prove it. I did feel that the ending was a bit rushed after having had so much detail through t [...]


    29. I was seriously looking forward to read A Journal of Sin not only for the reason that the synopsis intrigued me, but also it is from a debut author.A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue had a CRIME. A MYSTERY. AND A THRILLING NARRATIVE.What I loved about A Journal of Sin is the directness and straight-forward approach in dialogue. Every character had a unique way of speaking making this a realistic read.However, I'm only writing this as constructive feedback on what A Journal of Sin lacked in:1. U [...]


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