BOOK REVIEW by Girl With A Good Book And Her Dog

This one comes with a warning - a steamy suspense-ridden psychological thriller - think Silence of the Lambs meets 50 Shades and hold on tight! S C Cunningham writes with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour and pulsating sex scenes. Grab a glass of wine, close the bedroom door and read alone!

What happens when opposites attract - when a scorned childhood sweetheart grows into a gorgeous sexual tour de force - when a fun loving career girl, her racy girlfriends and insatiable lovers get caught in his revenge - when sex becomes a weapon, hearts become bait and straight tastes gay - when hi-flying careers, clandestine affairs and wannabe starlets are hunted by celebrity hungry press? Obsession, kidnap, murder... and he's just getting started!
S C Cunningham talking about The Penance List

Holy cow! This book is intense. It is everything that the synopsis promises and more. It's a psychological thriller with a dose of romance and a pinch of suspense.  SC Cunningham expertly weaves a tale that kept me on the edge of my seat and up at night!
The tale follows David as he stalks his prey and then flashes to his childhood where the reader gets glimpses into why he is what he is. He is a character that is so dark and dangerous and yet I felt sorry for him.
Then, we get to meet Tara. The lovely, vivacious Tara. She is unwittingly the target of David's obsession. I enjoyed her character. She made me laugh out loud several times.
There was also a wonderful cast of secondary characters: the hot Franco, loyal Micheal, Irish Seb, and the entertaining Anton. I loved them all. They had great chemistry and fleshed out the story.
The plot was wonderful. It was meticulously crafted to tie all the different story lines together to have one major climax. I have to say the prologue is very intense.
The story also has quite a bit of romance. It seems like everyone is getting some. The scenes are done well. I would recommend reading them in the quiet of a bedroom. Not in a busy coffee shop! Oh la la!
David's  character is seriously messed up. There is rape, murder, bondage, and just overall creepy stuff happening. I definitely did not want to be all alone after reading this!
I enjoyed SC Cunningham's work in The Penance List. It was everything promised and more!!!

British Crime Investigator & Crime Writer, Siobhan C Cunningham creates steamy psychological thrillers and kick-ass paranormal romance with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour, and pulsating sex scenes. Having worked in the very industries she writes about, her novels offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.
An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the British Police (Wanted & Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team, Intelligence Analyst, Investigations Hub).
Abducted as a child, she survived; and every night for months afterward, she prayed to God, asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in The Fallen Angel Series. Twenty years later she crossed paths with a violent serial attacker who haunted the streets of London, the seed for The David Trilogy was sown, book one is The Penance List, and has been adapted to film screenplay.

She is the proud mother to contemporary Artist Scarlett Raven and is owned by three dogs.