A Place For Sinners

A Place For Sinners

3.58 (149 ratings by Goodreads)
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Sometimes, survival is a sin.

Amity Collins, a 20-year-old deaf woman, and her gay brother Caleb, have lived a sheltered life since the death of their father thirteen years ago, a day of gunshots and wild dogs. Now the time has come to escape their mother's hoarded home in Australia, and a history of trauma they haven't been able to reconcile--until now. Their adventure abroad isn't just wanted. It's essential. With flights booked, they leave their claustrophobic town behind, nervous yet hopeful.

The Collins siblings backpack through the jungles of Thailand, drink and dance in Bangkok, accumulating friends. There is laughter, budding love, delicious risk. Amity has never felt more awed. Or alive.
Everything changes when they purchase boat tickets to a tourist trap the locals call Bastard Island. 'Discover paradise, ' the advertisement reads. 'Come and feed the monkeys!'

But there on that remote beach, surrounded by people Amity doesn't know or trust, the trees twitch as though impatient or hungry. From within those shadows, savagery is about to be unleashed.
The tide of teeth is near. Those sands will run red. And on Bastard Island, even survival is a sin.

A Place for Sinners is a surreal, ultra-violent odyssey into the absolute heart of darkness in us all. It will snatch you by the throat, blindside you with its twists, and leave you too broken to ever travel again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 22mm | 318g
  • English
  • 1913138011
  • 9781913138011
  • 3,755,232

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"The most ghastly representations of guttural evil I have ever laid eyes upon...The wounds are still fresh."--Shock Totem Reviews

"Not only is it one of the best written novels I've had the pleasure to read in some time, it has the trademarks of a talent bound for the bestseller list."--Kealan Patrick Burke, author of Kin and Sour Candy
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3 25% (37)
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