Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Reprobation - Blog Tour

Are you one of the elect?

Dr. Helen Hope is a lecturer in eschatology – the study of death, judgement, and the destiny of humankind. She is also a Calvinist nun, her life devoted to atoning for a secret crime.


When a body is found crucified on a Liverpool beach, she forms an unlikely alliance with suspect Mikko Kristensen, lead guitarist in death metal band Total Depravity. Together, they go on the trail of a rogue geneticist who they believe holds the key – not just to the murder, but to something much darker.

Also on the trail is cynical Scouse detective Darren Swift. In his first murder case, he must confront his own lack of faith as a series of horrific crimes drag the city of two cathedrals to the gates of hell.

Science meets religious belief in this gripping murder mystery.


Purchase Link: mybook.to/reprobation  Author Bio
Catherine Fearns is a writer from Liverpool, UK. Her first novel, a crime thriller called ‘Reprobation’, will be published by Crooked Cat Books in October 2018. As a music journalist Catherine is a regular contributor to Pure Grain Audio, and she has also published numerous pieces of short fiction and non-fiction. Catherine has a degree from Oxford University and a Masters from the London School of Economics. She began her career as a financial analyst, but after having four children she retrained as a breastfeeding counsellor. Having lived in several countries, she recently moved to Switzerland, where she discovered her love of writing and is a member of the Geneva Writers’ Group. She plays the piano very well but prefers to play the guitar very badly. Oh, and she likes metal music. A lot.
Social Media Links

Twitter: @metalmamawrites
Facebook: Catherine Fearns
My Review

I really enjoyed this book, I couldn't believe it was a debut. Catherine Fearns has a great style of writing. The story had a complex plot, without being too confusing. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of my home town, Liverpool. 

The characters were a bonus with this story, from the police investigating - to Helen and Mikko. I loved the relationship between Helen and Mikko, a nun and a heavy metal band member. It is certainly not the most likely pairing, but it works. Helen is struggling with her faith and is called upon by police to help with their investigation, which in turn leads her to encounter Mikko. 

There have been multiple murders and the police believe they know who is responsible. The investigators need help from Helen because it seems like the murders some kind of religious aspect to them. Are they right in their assumption? Or is something else going on?

I would love to read more from Catherine Fearns, especially if includes Mikko and Helen. I would love to see them going on to solve more crimes. A nun and a heavy metal singer certainly sound like a brilliant crime solving duo!

Thanks to Rachel from Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me to take part in this tour. To find out what others thought make sure to follow the rest of tour, dates and bloggers below. 


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