Prior SinsPrior Sins by D.J. Gross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

DJ Gross has created very likable characters and an antagonist you can actually feel sorry for.

With Sarah, you realize early on that she couldn’t help but fall victim to her dreams and hallucinations since her mother drilled into her that she would be put away if she ever told anyone. Hadrian, dark angel good looks with a British accent to complete the package, is just the right person to come along to dig into Sarah’s past and help her realize she wasn’t going crazy because her dreams had a very real, very horrifying origin. As for the antagonist, (I won’t state the name as that will be a major spoiler)throw in some mythology to go along with the unhealthy obsession and tormented childhood and you have a certifiable crazy person that passes as normal during his interactions with the other characters.

One really nice aspect of the book is that you never actually know who the antagonist is until the characters do. It’s very easy to have suspicions about a couple of the characters but you never actually know until you’re told. Many times as a reader you are privy to information the characters are not and you’re just waiting for them to be enlightened; not so in this case. As soon as you think you know who it is beyond a doubt, you find out you’re wrong.

If you’re looking for some mystery and suspense with a little romance thrown in, Prior Sins fits the bill.

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