The Penance List

The Penance List

by S. C. Cunningham

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Overview

WARNING! a suspense-ridden, psychological thriller, think AMERICAN PSYCHO meets 50 SHADES and hold on tight! A skilled mix of fueled tension, dark humor 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 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 bait and straight tastes gay - when hi-flying careers, clandestine affairs and wannabe starlets are hunted by celebrity hungry press? Passion, kidnap, murder... he's just getting started! To what lengths will exotic millionaire David Howard go to get what he wants? --

5* REVIEWS --

"Writing doesn't get much better than this!" --

''Shocking and an eye opener! Cunningham writes stunning accounts of the rich and famous! I was mesmerized with the way these people live and act and read the book in one sitting. All I can say is I can't wait for the follow-up to this eye-opening account of stars and athletes. Bravo Ms. Cunningham - keep writing everything you have ever seen because I find it quite exotic and crazy.'' --

'Great novel about sex. Dynamic Characters! SCC has crafted an epic in proportion novel here. Her characters are sultry and as real as they can get. I recommend this book very highly.' --

'I listened to The Penance List on audio & loved it! It's sexy, highly amusing and has the ability to draw you in. I enjoyed it so much I have bought four copies for my friends, they just have to read it. When will the next installment will be available on audio? can hardly wait' --

'My God you shocked my shoes off. Excellent work!' --

"Couldn't put it down, a real page turner. Nicely crafted and highly unusual format with all the threads coming together right at the end. It's in a category all of its own and would make a great film. I look forward to the sequels. Well done." --

'Boy, if anyone can write about sex this lady can! It's a complete turn on from start to finish & no writer's ever done that for me before! I love the characters - they involve you straight away and the plot keeps you hooked right to the end. I'm going to read the next two parts of the trilogy as soon as I can get hold of them. You're a very brave lady Ms C, I love what you've done: you've somehow given us all the things we want to read about in one. It makes you shiver, it makes you laugh out loud, it intrigues you, it arouses you.' --

'Bravo! Cunningham artfully weaves a compelling tapestry of murder, mayhem, and Martinis. Delicious and salacious, this novel offers a new twist on the modern romance and the classic psychological thriller. It is a riveting tale filled with colorful characters, suspenseful sequences, & titillating twists. A fabulous read for those who dare!' --

'Have to say the book is fabulous, genuinely brilliant!' --

'God I loved your book! It was intense, great narration, and wonderful dialogue.' --

'I bought this book yesterday and have just finished it this morning. I could not put it down. It was BRILLIANT, fantastic stuff & can't wait for book two to see what Helen and David get up to, poor Tara! Well done.' --

'I have recently listened to The Penance List on audio and loved it!!!! It's sexy, highly amusing and has the ability to really draw you in until you actually feel sorry for David... Which is great. I enjoyed it so much I have bought four copies for my friends; they just have to read it. I was wondering when the next installment will be available on audio, I have a small child and a business so I just don't have time to sit down with the book but can hardly wait.' --

'A thoroughly entertaining debut, The Penance List is a mind-bending instant classic. Be on the lookout for more from this immensely talented rising literary star.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468028508
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/04/2011
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

CUNNINGHAM writes suspense-ridden, psychological thrillers, think AMERICAN PSYCHO meets 50 SHADES and hold on tight!.... a skilled mix of fueled tension, dark humor and pulsating sex scenes.

Having worked in the industries she writes about, her novels offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

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 Deal', the first in The Fallen Angel series. Twenty years later Cunningham crossed paths with a violent serial attacker, sowing the seed for her mind-bending thriller 'The Penance List'.

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).

REVIEWS --

'Cunningham has crafted an epic in proportion novel here. Her characters are sultry and as real as they can get." --

"I recommend this book very highly... a compelling novel." --

"I found myself snatching it up every chance I could, wanting to see what David would do next." --

"The book is dark, naughty...sometimes downright nasty. Cunningham will hold your attention to the very end." --

"Be on the lookout for more from this immensely talented rising literary star." --

"I bought this book yesterday and have just finished it this morning. Couldn't put it down." --

"It was BRILLIANT, fantastic stuff and can't wait for book two." --

"One minute horrified the next laughing out loud, I finished the book covered in goose bumps." --

"Couldn't put it down - a real page turner." --

"It's in a category all of its own and would make a great film. I look forward to the sequels." --

"Delicious and salacious, this novel offers a new twist on the modern romance and the classic psychological thriller." --

"A riveting tale filled with colorful characters, suspenseful sequences, and titillating twists." --

"This reminds me a little of American Psycho only so very much better!" --

"You are a talented writer and I WANT MORE!" --

"You know how to elicit exactly the reaction you want readers to feel. That's an awesome gift."

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The Penance List 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
This story is about three women; Tara, Helen, and Josie. All three are closer than sisters and meet every Friday for lunch to discuss their lives. Each has their own perks and quirks with men and themselves. But there is more to their lives than what they discuss. It seems someone is obsessed with Tara and has been following the women around. It seems he is NOT happy to learn that Tara has a new boyfriend. I have to be honest, after reading the blurb to the story I was not expecting what I got with this book. It is filled with darkness, evil, and a whole lot of sex. Tara is looking for a relationship that is going to last. Helen has body issues which leads to her lifestyle and Josie might seem to be the girl next door but she has her own secret side. Then there is David. I couldn’t help but feel for him a little bit with I learned of his past and what drove him to this point. But knowing what he wants to do to Tara puts him up on the creep shelf and made me never want to be around him. This is a killer story that has a great plot with well developed characters and enough sex to keep everyone happy. I was very surprised and will definitely be keeping my eyes open for the next book in this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.