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A unique hostage situation is about to turn ugly unless author Ben Haskins can use his gift of words to befriend his captor.

Fantasy novelist Ben Haskins has taken a remote cabin in the wilderness to revive his shaky marriage and failing career. Within the peaceful surroundings he runs into real trouble when convicted murderer Sam Mitchell breaks into the cabin after she es
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Published June 29th 2012 by Musa Publishing
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Ruth Ferguson
I read this book in one night, nearly one sitting it was that much of a page turner. Sam, the female kind not a guy, this was a key note overlooked by someone at the wrong time is an escaped killer. Ben is an uninspired writer with a cheating wife that happens to be home alone when the naked fugitive shows up at his house.

This is truly a story that starts with action on page one and keeps you turning pages quickly. Sam is swimming nude to escape the dogs used by the guards to find her as she sw
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Kel Crist
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rar-arc, 2015
I was provided a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.
Sins and Virtues by Cynthia Vespia: Four people with different issues come together in one page-turner. Ben and Lara’s marriage is on the rocks, each trying to get out of their own cages (he’s an uninspired author and she is running into the arms of a man that isn’t her husband). Sam also is trying to get out of her own cage, also known as Black Water Prison. Once out she stumbles across a most idyllic cabin in the middl
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May 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

Ben is a struggling writer with a cheating wife and a cabin in the woods. Sam an escaped fugitive from a local prison complex. When the two meet, they impact not only each other's lives but the lives of those close to them.

Sins and Virtues is very much a character driven story with a great deal of analysis of each character's motivations and choices. The story was told from four different perspectives. Because of the four differing view-points, I was able to see varying emotions and op
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Beau Johnson
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Sins and Virtues, Ms. Vespia follows a convict as she escapes from an island prison and then holds a writer hostage in a remote cabin. At first glance it sounds a little like Misery, but it's a far different story, told in a (to this writer) more engaging manner.

Using four points of view, the convict, the writer, the wife, and the sheriff, Ms. Vespia explores the characters and motivations of all of them, fully developing all four, in a twist and surprising ending to this short novel. She is
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Bob
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this.excellent edge of your seat thriller peopled with interesting characters and a situation that could explode at the drop of a pin. I highly recommend this gripping read.
Kc
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a must read book. You can really get into the characters and feels for them. I love how it pull you into their world and surprise you.
Siggy Buckley
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read on the beach!

An interesting enough mystery although not totally believable. Great beach entertainment ! Book would benefit from another round of edits, in particular punctuation and out of place letters. Characters and action remain too much
on surface to become really great.
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"Original Cyn" Cynthia Vespia is an award-winning author, fitness consultant, creative media specialist, and personal development enthusiast. Early in life Cyn began to explore creativity without limits through her writing. She's written several novels and dozens of short stories that give heroes a challenge and villains a purpose. Her characters are rich with detail and fabulously flawed with an ...more