BBNYA Finalist Spotlight: Sins of the Father by Sharon Bairden

Hello, reader!

Today is my stop on yet another blog tour for one of the fabulous finalists of last year’s Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA)! But the spotlight I’m doing today is a little special since it’s for our second place finisher. Sins of the Father by Sharon Gairden is a dark crime novel that wow’d a lot of panelists. My reading schedule has been packed, but I have to say I’m definitely intrigued!

Before I tell you more about this novel, let me first tell you more about BBNYA. BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or twitter @bbnya_official.

The sign-ups will are now open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so head over to the website to check it out!!

I’m excited to bring you more details about one of the books that made it all the way to last round. So let’s jump right in!

Book Details

  • Title: Sins of the Father
  • Author: Sharon Gairden
  • Publication date: November 27th, 2020
  • Genre: Crime
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on



Lucas Findlay thinks he has struck gold when he marries Rebecca, but she married him for one reason only – to destroy him.


When her past comes back to haunt her, Rebecca begins to disconnect from herself and the world around her. As secrets are unearthed, she begins to fear for her sanity… and her life.


With her world unravelling around her, Rebecca clings to her determination to make Lucas pay, whatever the cost.


But someone must pay for the sins of the father…

A chilling page-turner from a sharp new Scottish voice.

About the Author

Author Links


By day Sharon Bairden is the Services Manager in a small, local independent advocacy service and has a passion for human rights; by night she has a passion for all things criminal. She blogs about books at Chapterinmylife and is delighted to be crossing over to the other side of the fence to become a writer. Sharon lives on the outskirts of Glasgow, has two grown up children, a grandson, a Golden Labrador and a cat. She spends most of her spare time doing all things bookish, from reading to attending as many book festivals and launches as she can. She has been known to step out of her comfort zone on the odd occasion and has walked over burning coals and broken glass – but not at the same time!


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