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The Sinner by Martyn Waites

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Zaffre Books
Source: Compulsive Readers
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About The Book

In prison not everyone is guilty…
Tom Killgannon, ex-undercover police officer and now in witness protection, is recalled to active service by a local police task force, headed by DS Sheridan.
His mission is to befriend notorious child killer Noel Cunningham and find out where he buried the bodies of his final two victims. The catch? Tom has to obtain that information from within Blackmoor prison itself. Undercover and with no back-up, Tom soon runs into danger. In the prison is convicted gangster Dean Foley. He used to run Manchester’s biggest gang, until Tom’s testimony put him away for life. He recognises Tom, and so begins a cat-and-mouse game as Tom fights for survival before Foley can get his revenge.
But why can’t Tom reach DS Sheridan and what is the real reason he has been sent to Blackmoor prison?

My Thoughts

Tom Kilgannon is living a more or less peaceful life in Cornwall when is asked to infiltrate in a prison by his old handler. This is a case he know he can’t refuse, to discover where are the bodies that a child killer had buried without revealing where he had their bodies. This would not be an easy case, and when someone recognizes Tom as soon as he enters the prison would not make the case easier!
This is a psychological thriller, where you’ll be bitting your nails since the first page, because you can feel that Tom is not safe, there’s danger everywhere… The question is not if he solves the case, but if he will survive his stay at the prison. Because Tom has to enter the prison as an inmate, without privileges and having to follow the rules as everyone. He will have to share the cell with the same person as he has to uncover, so everything will have a deep turn, is he safe sharing the cell with him? Maybe it would be easy to gain his trust, but it will be safe sharing the space with a child killer?
He will have to fight for his life since the first moment; but that’s what makes the story so gripping and addictive! You want to know what will happen next, how Tom will survive in prison? You may say that he can call his handler, am I right? Yes, it would not be so easy as you think either!
This is the second book of the Tom Killgannon series, you can read it as standalone, but after reading this book, I will search for the first one, don’t doubt it!
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About The Author

Martyn Waites (b. 1963) is an English actor and author of hard-boiled fiction. Raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, he spent his post-university years selling leather coats, working in pubs and doing stand-up comedy. After a stint in drama school, Waites pursued life on the stage, performing regionally in theaters across England. TV and commercial work followed, and he continued to act full-time until the early 1990s, when he began writing his first novel: a noir mystery set in the city of his birth. Mary’s Prayer was published in 1997, and Waites followed it with three more novels starring the same character, an investigative journalist named Stephen Larkin.
Since then he has divided his time between acting and writing. After concluding the Larkin series in 2003, he created another journalist, troubled reporter Joe Donovan, who made his first appearance in The Mercy Seat (2006). Waites’ most recent novel is Speak No Evil (2009). Along with his wife and children, he lives and works in Hertfordshire, a county north of London.