Blogtour review: Sins of the Father by Sharon Bairden @BBNYA_Official #BBNYA2021 #TheWriteReads #blogtour

It’s time for another blogtour review. Today I’m reviewing what I’d call a psychological thriller.

I received this book to read and review as part of the 2021 BBNYA competition and the BBNYA tours organised by the TWR Tour team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or twitter @bbnya_official. 

The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!


Title: Sins of the Father

Author: Sharon Bairden

Genre: Mystery | Crime

Moons: 2/5


Links: Amazon CA | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads | Author website

Trigger warnings: Child abuse, child SA, violence, substance abuse, murder, mental health


Lucas Findlay thinks he has struck gold when he marries Rebecca, but she married him for one reason only – to destroy him.


When her past comes back to haunt her, Rebecca begins to disconnect from herself and the world around her. As secrets are unearthed, she begins to fear for her sanity… and her life.


With her world unravelling around her, Rebecca clings to her determination to make Lucas pay, whatever the cost.


But someone must pay for the sins of the father…

A chilling page-turner from a sharp new Scottish voice.


I’m sad to say, that this book didn’t hit it home for me. It started out strong, I love the writing style and how the author uses the different narrators. First 1/3 of the book was really good and brought me into the story, but it ended out into a proper mess. I don’t mind the different narrators, however, so much is happening and all with each of their own plot lines that don’t tie in well with each other.

The two women we end up following through the story are both the types that are like “Hmpf, I’m so much better than her. I’m also very smart. She can’t keep up with me. Pathetic.” I just don’t find that very appealing. It just bothers me how one makes an enemy of the other – despite, rationally knowing better.

So much happens with several characters – too much happens. Everybody have their own story line and they don’t tie up in the end very well. This bothers me, since the book started out very promising. I understand that these plot lines between the different characters are supposed to be…omg PLOT TWISTS(?!), but they just come across as being messy and too much.

The setting was nice, though. I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland.

I’m sad to say that this book just left me annoyed. I won’t write very much more, since I’d have to reveal all of the plot twists in order for me to complete my rant, and I won’t do that. This just really left me with the feeling of it being trauma porn. I’ll just end with, this book wasn’t for me.


By day Sharon Bairden is the Services Manager in a small, local independent advocacy service and has a passion for human rights; by night she has a passion for all things criminal. She blogs about books at Chapterinmylife and is delighted to be crossing over to the other side of the fence to become a writer. Sharon lives on the outskirts of Glasgow, has two grown up children, a grandson, a Golden Labrador and a cat. She spends most of her spare time doing all things bookish, from reading to attending as many book festivals and launches as she can. She has been known to step out of her comfort zone on the odd occasion and has walked over burning coals and broken glass – but not at the same time!

Happy reading ❤

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