Friday, July 8, 2011

Bound by Guilt by C.J. Darlington

What a great second novel from C.J. Darlington. Bound By Guilt is the sequel to her first novel, Thicker than Blood, though it can be read alone. I loved her first book and couldn't wait to read this one and it did not let me down. I look forward to reading more books from her.

Roxi is living with her mom's cousin, Irene, and Irene's son Diego who travel the country stealing rare books and selling them for cash. When a robbery goes wrong, Roxi chooses to run. It is than she meets Jan and her husband who take her in and show her love and acceptance, something she has not known in the past.

Guilt is the central theme to this novel and how it can consume you and that the only escape from it is the truth. Roxi is bound by the guilt of being an accomplice to a robbery and a murder. Abby can't escape the guilt that she thinks she failed as a wife, a mother and a cop. These characters must learn how to accept the truth, admit it in order to be free. We are reunited with May and Christy from Thicker than Blood and are introduced to some new and wonderful characters.

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