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5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling Read!, October 21, 2014
This review is from: Next of Sin: A psychological thriller (Kindle Edition)
As her buried memories come to the surface, Gabrielle realizes she’s the sole witness to a murder and she alone is the only person with the information to take down a serial killer. As she struggles to put the pieces together, the person responsible is someone she knows well. What happens next puts Gaby and everyone close to her in grave danger.

Lisa Gordon’s Next of Sin delivers big time. This psychological thriller is fast paced with twists and turns right until the very end. It’s a thrilling read. Rather long, at 600+ pages, but well work it. Highly recommend!

5.0 out of 5 stars Next of SIn, October 21, 2014
This review is from: Next of Sin: A psychological thriller (Kindle Edition)
The story begins with the unfortunate murder by drowning of a 12 year old girl in 1987. The drowning, unintended, starts a 14 year old on a path as a serial murderer. Only one witness, Gaby, exists in the 20 years that had passed, and she could only recall the memories she’s repressed as a result of bad dreams and therapy. The killer, who’s well connected with resources at his disposal, is motivated to snuff Gaby out.

Next of Sin is an exciting thriller sure to keep you at the edge of your seat. From the opening moments, it will draw you in and make your hair stand straight up. 5 stars!

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent murder mystery., October 20, 2014
This review is from: Next of Sin: A psychological thriller (Kindle Edition)
Lisa Gordon is fast becoming a favorite author of mine after reading this (and another of her books) and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery well written.

The book opens with two teenagers in holiday mood swimming in the canal on the Norfolk Broads, but the atmosphere quickly becomes sinister as ‘the boy’ , not getting his own way ends up drowning the girl he’s with to keep her quiet – the scary thing is, he’s terrified by what he’s done, but also exhilarated and enjoys the feeling of sexual arousal and power it gives him. He plans carefully how he can dispose of her body in a cold and systematic way and then carries on with his life, lying to cover up what happened. We know this will not end here. She is only the first.
The story switches to Gaby on her wedding day – it’s amazing and a happy moment with her sister and brother and her father, though tinged with memories of a family tragedy decades earlier. If you want to know more, please just read it, it’s great and what I really liked about this book is the intricacy of the plot and the level of detail and the fact that it unfolds slowly but surely – sometimes this makes it agonizing but it sure keeps you turning those pages. The story becomes Gaby’s and we see her develop through her determination to find out what happened in her life and she becomes a stronger and more self-aware individual because of it – this transformation is extremely well managed and gives a strong core to the novel. There are also some secondary characters to enjoy – Gaby’s sister Meghan, Robbie the PI, the streetwise Chantelle are my favourites. I don’t know if Lisa Gordon has any plans to develop these characters further, but I hope she does as I’d love to read more about them!

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A SEALED FATE – Mystery Thriller Set in Dubai.

‘As you read through it, you might say, “Oh…I see where this is going,” but believe me, you don’t.’ Susannah St Clair Foxy Loxy (Vine Voice)

A SEALED FATE

A chain of tragic deaths across Dubai spanning two decades, only Valda knows they were not accidents, but murders.

Her name is next on that list….. Spunky singer Valda ditches her old life in Cape Town for a new start in glittering Dubai. Armed with just her cigarettes and some attitude she sets about reigniting her career and putting to bed the heartache over her former boyfriend Richard.

Valda does indeed find success and to her astonishment love, but all is threatened when she is introduced to a billionaire Sheikh. Her clandestine liaison with the Sheikh, propels her into a murky web of deceit and when newspaper clippings of seemingly accidental deaths across Dubai are posted anonymously to her it is clear she is rushing headlong into the same fate. No one dare cross the Sheikh and she can hardly hardly turn to the law, so with few options open she confides in Larissa.

As an astrologer, Larissa predicts that Valda and the Sheikh’s destinies were sealed from the moment of their first meeting; however she keeps the dire fate that she reads in the charts a secret. Together, Valda and Larissa take a gamble in a game of cosmic Russian Roulette where the stakes are their lives and their adversary, Fate itself.

A thoroughly modern cocktail of intrigue, passion and suspense set against the exotic locales of Cape Town and Dubai with an eclectic mix of characters, a perfect beverage if you like a tangy lemon peel in your drink as this one has a twist at the end too, but you’ll have to read it to discover it.

A riveting read. Cleverly written this modern suspense thriller charts the story of Valda and is set in the exotic but dangerous locations of Cape Town and Dubai. Containing destiny, fate, karma, intrigue and passion it is an edge of the seat read. Its emotional impact is chilling and often quite scary and its tight description and dialogue create real tension. That said it is an easy read and has an easy plot that suddenly shakes you with its swift turns. The journeys between Cape Town and Dubai are very tense and often chilling. The atmosphere and culture of Cape Town and Dubai come alive on the page and Gordon cleverly weaves all this into easy dialogue and vivid descriptions. Once the reader is comfortable with the story along comes another sudden twist. The storytelling is compelling and moves at a fast pace making the book difficult to put down.
The characters are well written and relationships both warm and friendly through to cold and chilling. Valda soon realises that a chain of tragic deaths across Dubai over the last twenty years were not accidents but murders and her name is next on the list. As this unfolds Lisa Gordon keeps the reader guessing as Valda’s relationships with Richard, the Sheik and his bodyguard Ahmed, Charles and Brett develop. Her professional meeting with Larissa turns into friendship and a strong sense of trust between the two as they unwittingly test the assumptions of fate, free will and destiny. All the time I felt I knew what was going to happen next, then was quickly sent in another direction.
Well worth reading, I look forward to reading more novels by Lisa Gordon.
Barbara Goldie from the Kindle Book Review

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