Review: Death Sentence by Sheryl Browne

Posted July 17, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 2 Comments

Death SentenceTitle:  Death Sentence
Author:  Sheryl Browne
Genre:  Thriller, Crime
Published:  June 1, 2015
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

He’s killed your child and kidnapped your wife.  What would you do?

Detective Inspector Matthew Adams and Patrick Sullivan, drug dealer, pimp, murderer: two men on opposite sides of the law. A history that goes way back. A bully even in his youth, Sullivan had made it his mission in life to make the goody-two-shoes copper’s life a misery. Now Matthew has made it his mission in life to make sure the pimping scum responsible for prostituting young girls, abusing them, and beating them to death, is locked up for life.

When Matthew’s child becomes a casualty of the war between them, does Matthew want justice? Or does he want retribution? When Patrick’s brother is shot down like a dog in a drug bust gone wrong, Patrick wants payback. He wants Matthew. Or the copper loses his pretty, pregnant wife.  As far as Patrick is concerned, it’s quid pro quo.

Read on for my thoughts on Death Sentence.  No true spoilers, promise.

Some people are simply evil to the core.  Born that way or developed through a life lived, who knows really – but they do exist.  Patrick Sullivan is such a man.  There is not one single redeeming quality about this bully, he may soften around his daughter but the evil still shines brightly through.  Matthew Adams and Sullivan share a history, before one took one side of the law and the other the opposite.  I suppose a mental clinic staff could explain how Sullivan came into existence, perhaps he didn’t get his nappy changed often enough as a babe.  Analyzing him will not change the fact that he is a murderer, a pimp, a drug dealer, a sadistic piece of crap – and a bully to the very depths of his soul-less existence.  And it is his purpose in his miserable life to torment and cause as much emotional, mental or physical pain in Matthew’s life as he possibly can.

Matthew is a somewhat broken man as we meet him.  He carries guilt, anger and rage beneath the surface.  Aside from the love he has for his wife and the niece they take under their wing, Matthew has one purpose in his life now – bring Sullivan down, by any means necessary.

Sullivan is not done inflicting pain on Matthew or those around him.  No, he has only begun.

Death Sentence is a gripping, page turning journey into the mind of a mad man and the people he takes such pleasure in tormenting, up to and including their deaths.  Once you’ve gone past the first page or two do not expect to step off of a fast moving train wreck that will keep you guessing up until the very end if this malicious bully will get what he deserves.  And trust me, you will want to see him suffer even more than his victims.

If you enjoy a story that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let up until the final page – Death Sentence is for you.

Death Sentence is available in paperback or for the Kindle


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2 responses to “Review: Death Sentence by Sheryl Browne

  1. Ohhhhh, Marsha! What a totally spot on, fabulous review! I cannot believe I missed this. Please forgive me! I absolutely love it. You have Patrick to a tee. No redemption for that man. It was the nappy neglect obviously! 🙂 Thank you SO much! xxx

    • Marcy

      It was my pleasure. 🙂 Sometimes villains stick with you long after the book is closed – Patrick was that type of villain, total complete evil.