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Sins of the Past

Narrated by: Jan Kennedy
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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Sabrina Compton's sheltered life is shattered when her beloved husband is brutally murdered. And though their home has been ransacked, nothing appears to be missing. Unable to face the memories the house holds, Sabrina flees to her great-grandmother's cottage on Gaffe Island, off the coast of South Carolina.

But the peace she tries to recover is crushed by the revelations of an intrusive FBI agent, and her life is forever altered by the weight of her husband's devastating betrayal. As a hurricane bears down on Gaffe Island, she discovers the killer is now after her.

Will Sabrina survive both the storm and the killer's rage? Will the presence of the FBI agent be enough to protect her? Or are the sins of her husband's past destined to destroy her, too?

©2014 Susan Tuttle (P)2017 Susan Tuttle

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Sins of the past

I REALLY liked this book.It was full of suspense.While I found Charlies wife a bit dopey and Mitch was a bit overbearing.The story cme together nicely.Jan Kennedy was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Exciting Mystery!

An entertaining story that definitely keeps your interest! A killer tries to abduct Sabrina Compton as a terrible hurricane approaches.

Finding her husband’s body was tragic to begin with, but when she learns from the FBI that he was not who she thought, Sabrina is nearly unable to cope.

There is no choice but to deal as the same man comes after her. Why she doesn’t know, but he refuses to give up.

It’s exciting to follow the scenes with the hurricane thrown into the mix, wreaking destruction even as the FBI Agent and Sabrina try to escape.

Great narration by Jan Kennedy. This audiobook was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. You can read my full review at Mystery Suspense Reviews.

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A mixed review............

I have mixed feeling about Sins of the Past. If you can make it through the first third of the book without giving up, the remainder of the book is quite enjoyable. During those first 3-4 hours, the story is just the main character, Sabrina, either wallowing in self-pity or turning into a raving shrew. I understand that she is grieving the death of her husband, but it just went on and on and on. Luckily, once Sabrina meets FBI agent Mitch Lawson and learns a startling truth about her husband, the story gets both intriguing and action-packed. Combine an excellent use of foreshadowing and misdirection with a hurricane and a professional killer, and the book had me hooked. I never really warmed up to Sabrina, but she quickly became so busy trying to save herself during multiple near-death experiences that she did not have time to irritate me as much. If you can jump to the 30% point of the book, it is an exciting and entertaining story with a bit of a surprise twist at the end.

Jan Kennedy's narration is excellent. She has a different way of pronouncing several words, but, rather than finding this distracting, I found it rather charming. She differentiates well between characters, and she uses the right level of emphasis for the different moods of the book. I would definitely listen to another of her narrations in the future.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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loved it..
narrator was really good, I enjoyed listening about a man who was murdered that was in witness protection, and his wife fighting for her life during a hurricane.

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Loved it

Sins of the Past is a nice book. Great work by FBI. I loved this book.Susan Tuttle you did a great job. The way he explain is awsome.

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Slow and boring

This book is extremely slow and boring with too many mundane ramblings. The narrator does a good job, but she can't save this book.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-06-19

A life solitary and barren.

An only child, Sabrina grew up timid and, after her mother's death, very lonely. Until she met Char!ie, the teacher of her economics evening class, 17 years her senior and, like her, lonely. Together, she completed Charlie just as he had rescued her. For seven wonderful years. And then he was murdered.

Returning after two months to the home they had shared during their life together, Sabrina is horrified to hear that, not only had Charlie's killer had not been arrested, but also the man she had loved and had believed loved her in return, was not the person she had thought him to be. And now her life also was in danger, her only hope an FBI agent she couldn't trust.

This is a good cat-and-mouse thriller, very atmospheric and with good characterisation: perhaps a little too good as, for this reader, the main protagonist grew increasingly unlikable as the story progressed. A.little less self pitying whining would have been preferred. However, the climax to the ordeals suffered was thrilling and completely engaging. Jan Kennedy's narration was excellent, adding emotion to the text and voicing each character individually. The pictures created in the reader's mind were clear and frightening. A book to be read somewhere cozy and warm.

My thanks to the rights holder of Sins of the Past, who, at my request, freely gifted me a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom. A good psychological thriller verging at times on horror.