A Hollow Sky
by M. Sean Coleman
A SUSPENSEFUL, ATMOSPHERIC THRILLER.
Jane Hewitt had been miraculously healed—cured of a terminal cancer that had been eating away at her body for months. After one meeting with an incredible young woman, Jane rose from her wheelchair and walked out, believing that her lifetime of devoted faith had been rewarded.
The next day, Jane died in her husband’s arms, devastated that her God had deserted her. Her husband, Ian, blames her hastened death on the faith healer she visited. But that faith healer is a teenage girl called Megan, who has been in a coma for five years, and has no say over how her gift is used.
When Ian is arrested after being accused of breaking in to Megan’s house and trying to tamper with her life support, he turns to the only person he knows can help clear his name, and stop this family deceiving any other victims—Dr Alex Ripley, the so called Miracle Detective.
Fascinated by Megan’s case, and needing a distraction, Ripley finds herself on Holy Island, off the coast of North Wales, caught up in an investigation that will prove more sinister and dangerous than she could have imagined. Ian is not the first person to complain about Megan and her supporters, but he seems to be the only one left alive. For now.
A Hollow Sky is the second Alex Ripley Mystery
Sean Coleman has given us another brilliant mystery!!!! This series is one of the best mystery series I have read this year!!!
This is the second book in the Alex Ripley series, and it is just as good as the first! I was riveted from the very first pages. I couldn’t wait to delve into this mystery…what an intriguing and tangled web little jewel this one is. Alex finds herself pulled into another mystery that will test her boundaries. Alex met Ian on one of her appearances in which she was trying to expose fake faith healers. Ian took his wife to a young girl who was in a coma in hopes of healing her from terminal cancer. His hopes are high when his wife, Jane, walked again. He was able to hold her again. Only hours later she was dead, and he vowed to expose those who took his Jane away. When an attempt is made on Megan’s life by way of her life support, Ian is of course the first suspect. Alex comes to his rescue when summoned. However, this is just the beginning of this convoluted case….many others who have accused Megan and her family of being fakes have disappeared.
As usual, Coleman kept me guessing with all the twists he threw my way. What just blew me away was how he created a character, Megan, in which no other character knows what is going on in her mind; she is in a coma. Yet, he gives us, his readers, a look into her thoughts. My heart really went out to her! His other characters were well thought out and developed as well. There are some I really detested, and some I didn’t. You will understand that when you read it. He also gave me more insight into Alex’s life. I’m interested in what her future holds.
Coleman has a way of pulling the reader right into the book with the way in which he writes. He engages almost every one of my senses. Mysteries don’t usually do that for me, but he writes an incredible atmospheric thriller. If you haven’t discovered this series, you really need discover this talented writer.
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Born in the UK and raised in South Africa, M. Sean Coleman developed a love for reading and writing novels in his early teens, thanks to two incredibly passionate English teachers who infected him with their love of words and stories. Over the intervening years, he has written film and television drama, cross-platform series, an interactive children’s storybook and a graphic novel series.
He finally found his niche as a thriller writer when he was asked to write a novel as part of the cross-platform project, Netwars. His first book, The Code, was published six months later, with the sequel, Down Time, hot on its heels. There was no going back.
He is obsessed with crime, mystery and thriller stories, especially those with a fresh or surprising angle. He writes novels from his home in The Cotswolds, where he lives with his husband and their three red dogs.
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