Les G. (Fort Collins, CO)
Sally Sin - superspy
Can a spy ever really retire? Sally Sin gives up the spies life for marriage and a family. However, her husband and friends suspect that she's more than just a housewife, and her past comes back to haunt her. This is a very fun book that doesn't require a lot of thought, you just have to suspend your disbelief enough to accept the premise. It has plenty of action and enough mysteries to leave one looking forward to future books.
Bess W. (Marlton, NJ)
Keep on sinning!
Although I found the premise for the story to be absurd that did not affect my enjoyment of the book. Sally/Lucy's adventures are over the top and are pure fun to read. I look forward to more adventures and more character development. This book is a perfect beach or plane read.
Gary R. (bolingbrook, IL)
Dare I say sinfully good!
When I received this book it was the day before the blizzard of 2011! 22 inches of snow and then the coldest days of the year! What does that have to do with this,nothing except it was a good time for a little 'Sinning'! This is not a book that requires a lot of deep thought, just very good entertainment, what I needed in the dead of winter! These are the adventures of Lucy Hamilton a.k.a. Sally Sin, former spy turned wife and mother,and her former boss who needs her for one more job. This (if I understand correctly) is the first book of an ongoing series. This is a great intro to the character Sally Sin, a great entertaining read. If you have children you will love Lucy! And even if you don't, read it and like myself you will be waiting for the next book!
Cheryl D. (Angola, NY)
Impossible to classify
This book was an enjoyable read, but it is impossible to fit it into a category. It is a little bit chick lit and somewhat a thriller with a comic edge. I never did figure out whether the heroine was a "good" spy or simply survived through luck. You just have to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Helen S. (Palm Desert, California)
Interesting New Character
Beth McMullen's book, Original Sin, brings a new fascinating character to the pages of page turning reading. This is a new type of female character, mother, successful career person to read about. I look forward to additional adventures with Sally Sin. A couple parts of the book moved slowly and made up for time in the adventures following. I recommend this book for book clubs.
Diane D. (Cape Elizabeth, ME)
Sally Sin.....Suburban Spy!
Although it was a little slow in the beginning, this Sally Sin mystery is a fun frolic through Chick Lit adventure! It's got the everyday Suburban wife/mother involved in intrigue & espionage! There's plot twists & several loose ends that will tempt the reader to come back for more.
Jane C. (Brighton, MI)
Three words on the cover tell the story. WIFE. MOTHER. SPY. A young mother, with her three year old chid, moves day to day in a time of wondering what the next minute will bring. As a debut novel, the author takes us through the streets of San Francisco and the world in the somethimes funny and sometimes worrisome life of this family. The book keeps you one dge of your seat and is hard to put down. Near the end of the book Sally says, "This is not a game. At the end of the day, it is about survival." She is right.