It’s hard to take a topic like human trafficking a write a compelling thriller that doesn’t leave the reader feeling gutted and angry at the word. It’s too sensitive of a topic, and one that cuts us to the bone. That’s why I felt some trepidation when I thought about reading Sin by J.M. LeDuc. I thought I knew what I was in for and I wasn’t entirely sure I was ready to walk down this particular avenue. Still, reviews of this book had been stellar and if the buzz was any indication, this was a book that I simply had to read.
By the end of the first chapter, I was digging the book. The by end of the second chapter, I didn’t even realize that I was already starting the third. Things never slowed down from there. Not only did I love this book, I drank it in. There was a solid mystery to keep things moving, and there was enough action and suspense to satisfy fans of that genre as well. But the heart and soul of this book is, as it should be, its main character: Sinclair O’Malley. That’s alright, everyone just calls her Sin for short.
Sin is a powerful female protagonist who’s just dripping with character. She’s written with a sharp wit, a strong moral campus, and a propensity for harsh language. Add that up and you’ve got yourself a commanding female lead character that will leave you wanting more.