Gripping and Powerful
4 out of 5
I’m going to paraphrase Stallcup’s synopsis of Sinful here: Charlie Johnson is your average American teenager. He’s a good student, he’s a good son, his girlfriend is the love of his life. He’s a nice kid. Charlie also murders people for their sins. A serious car accident leaves Charlie comatose and when he comes to… he soon discovers that when he touches people, he can sense their evil and see their greatest evils.
I liked the first introduction to the “power” that Charlie has with the nurse. I won’t go into too much detail here but the scene was powerful and the thought process that followed was well thought out and written.
I will preface this with a compliment. I liked this book. Now I’m going to take some away from that.. but. I liked this book but, there are a lot of serial killers who think the same thing that Charlie thinks. That God is telling him to kill people. Sure, in this book he has this “power” but can we really prove that it’s true or not? I’m sure that other serial killers would love to prove that God was talking to them.
I’m the kind of person who appreciates a story this powerful in a book this short. Some people don’t like to spend the money on an audiobook this short but it was a perfect palate cleanser for some of the other things I’ve been reading lately. This is my first book by Stallcup and I don’t think it’ll be my last.
Overall, I thought that Sinful was gripping and powerful and it only rubbed me the wrong way a few times. Add in Rick Gregory’s narration and you have a nice story with good narration.
Sinful by Heath Stallcup
Narrator: Rick Gregory
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Published by Self Published on March 16th 2018
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Buy from Audible
Charlie Johnson is your average American teenager. He’s a good student, he’s a good son, his girlfriend is the love of his life. He’s a nice kid. Charlie also murders people for their sins. A serious car accident leaves Charlie comatose, and when he comes to, he suffers from visions of unspeakable horror that keep him awake at night. He soon discovers that when he touches people, he can sense their evil and see their greatest evils. Some crimes are too terrible to describe. Some crimes are too terrible to go unanswered. Some crimes can be averted...but only if you’re willing to step into that world.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.