Deadly Sins: an organized crime thriller

Genre: General Fiction, Romantic Suspense Thriller, Suspense Thrillers

Book Summary

How far would you go to escape from your sins?

Angela Balanescu, daughter of an organized crime boss, watches as those around her fall victim to their own sins. She yearns to leave the confines of the small town in which she grew up, instead of using drink and sex as escapism. When she falls for corrupt detective Sean, she wonders whether she can learn to trust him and put a life of crime behind her.

But Vincent, her father's lieutenant, wants her for himself. And to prevent her family's involvement in prostitution, she is drawn deeper into family politics. Soon she is plotting to kill her father's partner, and she is forced to choose between staying to help her family and leaving to start a new life.

DEADLY SINS is a dark thriller with a twisted love story at its heart. Fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Casey Kelleher will lose themselves in this tense and gripping story.


‘I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It grabbed me and had me wanting to keep reading.’

‘I loved the twist… and the ending.’

'Wow... My oh my, what a dark tale is Deadly Sins. Definitely not for the soft hearted. I will definitely be reading more by Laura Read.'

'This was a great book. I really enjoyed reading it... It had many twists and turns. I enjoyed it totally. Great work of art to the author.'

'An author worth watching... Brilliant story telling, can't wait for the next one.'

'Good read. Enjoyable story.'

'A perfect read for any day any time... Written so well for a first timer... Another Sheldon in the making. Girls out there, do not miss this. Just grab it.'

'Suspense, drama, sex and violence. All rolled into a cracking read. A look at the underworld from a different point of view. Rather refreshing.'

'This is a haunting story filled with intrigue.'

About the Author

Laura Read has worked in publishing for over seven years, as a designer for a journal and its award-winning website, and now as an author and freelance designer. Her poetry has been published in two anthologies.

DEADLY SINS is her first novel – an exploration of the sexism that can permeate families and how sin can influence us all. Her next book will be about a political affair… Want to know more? Sign up to her e-newsletter at

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