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Reprobation by Catherine Fearns @metalmamawrites @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

Are you ready for the weekend booklovers??? I sure am!

Thrilled to share with you my review for this dark thriller with a bit of a unique angle! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and two Catherine Fearns for her intriguing story!🖤


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Are 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.

My Thoughts

This was a dark and gritty thriller with a bit of a different cast of characters…

A nun and a lead guitarist in a Death Metal band walk into a…. not a bad joke, they are two characters in this thriller…. when a body is discovered on the beach crucified and with a Bible quote? The authorities call on Sister Helen… sister Helen is convinced the guilty party is not Mikko lead guitarist in the Death Metal band Total Depravity…

This book was much darker than I was anticipating and very descriptive in places…. it also involves some science and studies that I have never Heard of before… how would you live your life if you knew you were already genetically pre-destined to go to heaven or hell? This is an interesting concept and very thought-provoking, it is also the theory of the rogue geneticist that they are chasing down… an interesting look at the similarities and differences between science and religion…. all leading to murder and “total depravity“… I found these characters very interesting, I thought it was a very unique angle to a thriller…. Music, religion, science, death, judgment, a potpourri of subject matter!

Recommended to those of you who enjoy a darker thriller with some intriguing and unusual characters….

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Author Bio – 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.

Social Media Links – Twitter: @metalmamawrites

Facebook: Catherine Fearns

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Giveaway to win a gift pack which would include signed book, tote bag, t-shirt, magnet, guitar picks, temporary tattoos and postcards (Open Internationally)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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