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“Reprobation” Review

Hello Friends!

Again I’m posting late in the day, blame the crazy daily life I have that makes my routine chaotic. Today I fell asleep during the afternoon and only woke up a couple hours ago to have dinner. No idea how that happen. It’s been a while since I took a nap.

Anyway let’s get back to business… Today I again bring you two reviews. This first one may surprise you, since it was quite intriguing and different.

Reprobation” is a crime thriller novel written by Catherine Fearns, and published on 16th October 2018.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Catherine for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.



Reprobation CoverAre you one of the elect?

Dr. Helen Hope is a lecturer in eschatology – the study of death, judgement, and the destiny of humankind. She is also a Calvinist nun, her life devoted to atoning for a secret crime.

When a body is found crucified on a Liverpool beach, she forms an unlikely alliance with suspect Mikko Kristensen, lead guitarist in death metal band Total Depravity. Together, they go on the trail of a rogue geneticist who they believe holds the key – not just to the murder, but to something much darker.

Also on the trail is cynical Scouse detective Darren Swift. In his first murder case, he must confront his own lack of faith as a series of horrific crimes drag the city of two cathedrals to the gates of hell.

Science meets religious belief in this gripping murder mystery.

Purchase Link: Amazon

Author Bio

Reprobation 4 (1)Catherine Fearns is a writer from Liverpool, UK. Her first novel, a crime thriller called ‘Reprobation’, will be published by Crooked Cat Books in October 2018. As a music journalist Catherine is a regular contributor to Pure Grain Audio, and she has also published numerous pieces of short fiction and non-fiction.Catherine has a degree from Oxford University and a Masters from the London School of Economics. She began her career as a financial analyst, but after having four children she retrained as a breastfeeding counsellor. Having lived in several countries, she recently moved to Switzerland, where she discovered her love of writing and is a member of the Geneva Writers’ Group. She plays the piano very well but prefers to play the guitar very badly. Oh, and she likes metal music. A lot.

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My Review

When I first saw this book I was intrigued by the cover, then I saw it was a crime/thriller book and was like “How does the nun in the cover relates to this?“. Of course I then read the blurb and thought “Hum… Okay, that’s how! But now… How does this book going to work out?!” And that’s how I ended up signing up to the blog tour and I had a blast reading this book.

P1060904Let me tell you some things I loved from the very beginning without even starting the book. First, like I said before, the cover caught my attention. Second the main character’s name is Dr. Helen Hope and she’s a lecturer in eschatology, which is the study of death, judgement, and the destiny of humankind, and she’s the nun. You see it too right? Hope and she studies eschatology… fun and interesting, right?

Third… besides being a crime thriller novel, which made me already curious… there is a death metal band! When I read about that I was so excited and I knew it would be a different kind of book. Especially since Mikko (a member of the band) is the suspect and with the help of Helen, they try to solve the crime. See what I mean with the “How does this book going to work out?!” I had to read it and that’s what I did.

Helen became involved with the murder investigation when the investigators ask her for help, since they are trying to figure out the religious aspects in the murder. And as the book keeps going, I found myself very curious about the characters and got really into the story and trying to uncover the mystery and the truth behind the murder.

The author took me on an exciting, intriguing and thought-provoking journey that wasn’t always what I expected, but unexpected in a good way. It was a book that had a great plot because of it, it was complex, and the characters’ interaction were another aspect that made the book engaging and it made reading the book interesting and have a good pace.

Overall, I loved the book and I’m excited about the future books that Catherine writes because her writing style was amazing.


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