Advance reader reviews of Original Sin by Beth Mcmullen.

Original Sin

A Sally Sin Adventure

By Beth Mcmullen

Original Sin
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2011,
    304 pages.

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  • Andrienne G. (Azusa, CA)


    okay debut, needs more oomph
    Finally finished the book. It started out with a lot of promise, but somewhere near the middle, the book was trying to figure out what genre it fell under. At times, it felt like a really good chick lit, and other times, it felt like a tepid book about something else. I was drawn to the character of a stay-at-home-mom ex-spy, but the story was flimsy at best. It didn't hold my interest long and I'm a fan of adventure spy stories and chick lit, alas, the book wasn't able to blend the two well.
  • Cynthia A. (Grand Rapids, MI)


    Surprise Ending with Lots of Loose Ends
    A surprise ending with lots of loose ends has me looking forward to the next episode in the life of Sally Sin. An enjoyable read with uncomplicated characters makes this book a fun read for busy people who read in short spurts of time.
  • Sue Z. (Mooresville, NC)


    A Female James Bond Returns
    This is a book for the inner Wonder Woman in all of us. A fun read that takes us on a roller coaster ride to the heights of adventure between bouts of domesticity. Sally aka Lucy manages juggling her two identities with finesse and aplomb and we can only look forward to more books in this new series
  • Anna S. (Auburn, AL)


    Once a spy . . .
    Lucy Hamilton, a suburban stay-at-home mom who wants to stay that way, was once a spy called Sally Sin. Unfortunately for her, her former agency needs her help to lure her old nemesis out, and they won't take "No" for an answer. This very funny novel has all the earmarks of the first of a series, and I look forward to the next installment of the adventures of Sally Sin.
  • Jane N. (Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey)


    Terrorists and Toddlers
    Lucy Hamilton aka Sally Sin is building a new life as a suburban wife and mother after falling in love and leaving her old job as a spy. No one in her new life knows about her old life and this creates some interesting scenes. As she builds her new life, characters from her old life with the USAWMD agency keep popping up in her new life with laugh out loud results. A scene with a yoga instructor is priceless ! She proves that old habits die hard, if only catching the bad guys were this much fun. The story is quick and fun. Move over Stephanie Plum there's a new gal in town. I am looking forward to more sin, Sally style of course !
  • Carolyn S. (Decatur, GA)


    Original Sin
    This story about the life of a former spy is humorous and engaging, but at times the story is not fleshed out enough to suspend belief.
  • Dorian B. (Bainbridge, NY)


    A good escape!
    This book, in the tradition of humorous thriller, is a fun introduction to the life of Sally Sin. Most of this book focuses on Sally trying to avoid her previous life as a spy and getting drawn back into that life, while trying to protect her family. The story is easy to follow and sets the stage for future novels featuring Sally as a stay at home mom and spy. Humor is found in all aspects of Sally's life, and the author left me wanting to hear more from Sally!
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