Thriller/Psychological thriller/Crime thriller
Release Date: 1st June 2015
Reviewed by a top Amazon Reviewer at Best Selling Thrillers and given a glowing FIVE Stars, Sheryl Browne’s new thriller Death Sentence is now available on Amazon! “This was such an excellent read. I found myself having to force myself to breathe. Well done Sheryl! Once again you’ve produced a book with such an array of plots and yet showing that love is still possible throughout tragedy and conflict”. – Treebeard
*The title of the book, DEATH SENTENCE, was suggested by a chief constable who also offered the author guidance on forensics and police procedure.
Death Sentence – He’s killed your child and kidnapped your wife. What would YOU do?
Detective Inspector Matthew Adams and Patrick Sullivan, drug dealer, pimp, murderer: two men on opposite sides of the law. A history that goes way back. A bully even in his youth, Sullivan had made it his mission in life to make the goody-two-shoes copper’s life a misery. Now Matthew has made it his mission in life to make sure the pimping scum responsible for prostituting young girls, abusing them, and beating them to death, is locked up for life.
When Matthew’s child becomes a casualty of the war between them, does Matthew want justice? Or does he want retribution? When Patrick’s brother is shot down like a dog in a drug bust gone wrong, Patrick wants payback. He wants Matthew. Or the copper loses his pretty, pregnant wife. As far as Patrick is concerned, it’s quid pro quo.
An edge-of-your seat story of revenge.
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Local club owner Patrick Sullivan and police inspector Matthew Adams go back a long way. As children at school Patrick bullied Matthew and the animosity they have for each other is still as strong now they are adults.
Patrick is all all round nasty piece of work. He’s inherited his father’s club, he’s involved in drugs and prostitution and doesn’t shrink from killing those who annoy him or get in his way. Matthew’s long term goal has been to use the full force of the law to put him where he belongs – behind bars. Patrick, however, is very slippery and has so far evaded any form of prosecution. Patrick’s hatred for Matthew pushes him to exact punishment every time he feels he has interfered in his life. The last example of this was when a hit and run driver claimed the life of Matthew’s daughter Lily. As a result his wife lost the baby she was carrying. Matthew, who has always done everything by the book is driven to take drastic action to prove Patrick’s guilt.
Matthew’s wife Becky is a strong character who has survived the loss of Lily and her unborn baby. Matthew is now her focus and she constantly worries about him, in particular his asthma which has returned since the hit and run. As the story begins they are about to foster Matthew’s sister Kirsten’s daughter, abandoned in a childrens’ home by her alcoholic mother. Ashley is a great character who through her life experiences is both resourceful and streetwise; something that comes in very handy when we get to the edge of your seat moments during the abduction.
Patrick’s character is brilliantly written. The physical and psychological abuse he received as a child from his violent father has been instrumental in turning him into the monster he is today. During the abduction, Sheryl gives you breathless moments as you wonder what he’s about to do next.
And Matthew, the all round good guy, coping not only with his own personal problems, but still feeling responsible for his sister’s situation: booze and drug dependent and living on the streets. He knows Patrick Sullivan is guilty and needs to be put away, but no one seems to be listening. And when he’s pushed beyond breaking point it all goes horribly wrong…
A nail biting read…
About Sheryl Browne
Heartache, humour, love, loss & betrayal, Sheryl Browne brings you edgy, sexy, poignant fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and shortlisted for the Best Romantic e-book Love Stories Award 2015, Sheryl has seven books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies
Sheryl’s new contemporary romance novel was recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer. THE REST OF MY LIFE comes to you from award winning Choc Lit.
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