This is the fifth book I’ve read for Bookalicious Babe’s 100 Book Challenge for 2011.
Book Number: 5
Title: The Wages of Sin
Author: Alex Beecroft
Synopsis: Charles Latham, wastrel younger son of the Earl of Clitheroe, returns home drunk from the theatre to find his father gruesomely dead. He suspects murder. But when the Latham ghosts turn nasty, and Charles finds himself falling in love with the priest brought in to calm them, he has to unearth the skeleton in the family closet before it ends up killing them all.
My Thoughts: I’ve loved gothic fiction ever since I can remember. It doesn’t matter if the ghosts and things that go bump in the night are truly paranormal or someone playing a hoax. It probably all goes back to the hours I spent watching Scooby Doo when I was a kid.
Like many gothic novels, The Wages of Sin is slightly spooky rather than frightening. The main character bumbles his way through the book wondering who he should trust and if he’s seeing things. The answers are pretty obvious to the reader. In fact, the only twist is that it’s a boy/boy romance rather than a girl/boy.
I read this using the new Kindle app for my laptop. Very nice. Two thumbs up for the app; one thumb for the book.
Next up: Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid