The Sinner by Martyn Waites

9th February 2020

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?


I don’t know why but I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this book (I cant apologise enough to the author) but I was totally surprised by it. I flew through it and thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that I have ordered book 1!

This is the second book in the series but can definitely be read as a stand alone novel as the connections that had been developed between the characters in the first were clearly demonstrated and nothing that happened in this one seemed dependant on anything that happened in the other book.

This was a fast paced and well written story that I would definitely recommend.

Upon finishing the book I read the authors notes and was amazed to find that the author had been an author in residence inside prisons, it was a fascinating piece of information that explained how he was able to write the mind set of the prisoners so well.

About the author:

Martyn wrote under the name of Tania Carver for almost a decade, writing eight internationally best-selling thrillers featuring police detective Phil Brennan and profiler Marina Esposito. Find about more about this great author on his website here.

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