Would you surrender your secrets to save a life?
London. It could be tomorrow. Amala Hackeem, lapsed Muslim tech entrepreneur and controversial comedian, dons a burqa and heads to the women’s group at the Tower Hamlets sharia community. What is she doing there?
Ella Russell, a struggling journalist leaves home in pursuit of the story of her life. Desperate for the truth, she is about to learn the true cost of the war on terror.
Millie Stephenson, a university professor and expert in radicalisation arrives at Downing Street to brief the Prime Minister and home secretary. Nervous and excited she finds herself at the centre of a nation taken hostage. And then it gets personal.
Friends since university, by the end of the day the lives of all three women are changed forever. They will discover if friendship truly can survive secrets and fear.
Three friends from university, three different lives finally.
I don’t want to give too much away from the story but this is a cleverly written book set in the post Brexit time. The key players are thrown all in the battlefield from some moment. Sometimes it is by own choice and in other situations it is the effect of a roller-coaster of events. It made me think about how far family loyalty can go and how radicalism can grow and change everything.
A killing Sin is a political and psychological fast paced thriller. When you love Homeland or 24 this is a story for you. Just like those series it is very intelligent created and it shows a situation from different perspectives.
A reality is always different from the point of view you are standing and by this book it is obvious there isn’t not only black or white but even grey.
This book is shocking, unexpected, sad and a critical way of telling that the nearby future could be like this and that’s horrifying to know.
A must read if you love action, drama and political thought provoking stories.
K.H. Irvine grew up in Scotland and now lives near London. The book was her 50th birthday gift to herself, believing you are never too old to try something new. Her work has taken her to board rooms, universities and governments all over the world and has included up close and personal access to special forces. A Killing Sin is her first book. The second follows on a few years later as Britain moves to civil unrest with the rise of the far right as the personal and political become intertwined.
Titel: A killing Sin | Auteur: K.H. Irvine | Uitgeverij: Urbane Books | Categorie: Thrillers | Uitvoering: | 320 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781912666447 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: juli 2019 |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 10-07-2019 | Prijs: €10,25 | Bestellen