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Sins of My Youth: A Charlie McClung Mystery

(The Charlie McClung Mysteries #4)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Secrets, lies, and revenge. What a deadly combination! When the owner of a local strip club is found with his throat slit, Detective Charlie McClung has only one obvious suspect: his wife’s best friend, Joan. Even though Charlie finds her clutching a bloody knife while standing over the body, he has been around long enough to know that crime scenes aren’t always as they fi ...more
Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published May 19th 2016 by Sellem Books
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T.M. Payne
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book: Sins of My Youth: (The Charlie McClung Mysteries #4)
Author: Mary Anne Edwards
Publication Date: 5/31/2016
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


*May contain spoilers *

Another fascinating mystery by this author.
Chief Charlie is emotionally invested in this one but he will not let it deter him in finding the culprit. His wife Marian is best friends with one of the women involved in this mystery and he prays he can swipe Joan' name off the list of suspects. A murde
Melissa Burcham
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
I was asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

Wow! Another wonderful book by Mary Anne!!! I love The Charlie McClung mysteries! This book can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend reading them in order. The story line has more depth when read in order. I love the characters of this series! They are so real and believable and lovable! I highly recommend these books to any mystery/suspense lover! I can't wait for the next book to c
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book as a prize during a FB event.

Do you like a good mystery with murder, intrigue, lots of suspects, a splash of romance, and great twists? Then this IS the book for you!!!

This story follows the continuing life/love of Acting Police Chief Charlie McClung, his awesome wife Marian, who dabbles in assisting Charlie in her way, and their friends/family.

I won't give away any "spoilers" but as in the blurb for this book, Charlie, along with his fellow officers, must try to solve a mu
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, mystery
Each one of the books in The Charlie McClung Mysteries can be read as a standalone, but the storyline is better appreciated if read in order.
Reading these books is like joining a group of old friends and helping them unravel the mystery.
The characters are well developed and colourful, and the descriptions and detail draw you in to the story.
Along with the new murders this book also continues the mystery of the paper hearts.
Angie Dokos
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMGosh! I loved this book. Major page turner. I've loved all the books in the series, but this was my favorite. Can't wait to read the fifth one later this year!
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves a great mystery
Recommended to Cynthia by: Gretchen Archer
Since the first book in the Charlie McClung series was released, I have been hooked. Ms. Edwards is a wonderful story-teller, dispensing a novel that fills you with every emotion possible while relating a very believable yet complicated story for your enjoyment.. Her writing shows all of the research that she has done to get this story to be so believable that you feel that the characters are actual real life people. The desire to get the reader involved in the emotional side of a story is perfe ...more
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mary Anne Edwards did a Brilliant job on this addition to the Charlie McClung Mystery Series. The Sins of My Youth will totally catch you off guard with all of the twists and shadows. This is a Must Read!!!!
Pamela Santos Jimenez
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it

Great read and suspenseful. You will not be disappointed. The characters are intriguing and delightful. The plot has twist and turns. It is well scripted and you are able to carry and remember all the characters.
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This is a Stand Alone, how ever, it is a Charlie McClung Mystery. There are references of past books in here :) I caught book titles from Charlies stories mixed in there. It is refreshing to read a good mystery that is not mixed with heated sex scenes. Some times less is more. In Mary Anne's writing, this is what you get. Some is left to your imagination, and you can focus on the mystery at hand. I love the moral values that are put in place in her mysteries. I would still like to know where Cha ...more
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We may think that we really know someone. However, are you always completely open with everybody? I am a little old white haired lady with a neck brace. Nobody wants to know all the various versions of me as I evolved. Unless, that is, I was accused of murder. Then some of my past personages would become pertinent, wouldn’t they? Joan also has a past. It’s a very good thing that she has Charlie and Marian in the present. If I were ever accused of murder, I would certainly want them on my side! T ...more
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I love this series. It keeps getting better. I love Charlie and Marian. The Characters' relationship keep progressing. I feel this series is best read in order. I think the first book gives the biggest insight in to the characters. The rest of the books continue to be character driven, but the mysteries take center stage. this is my favorite book in the series so far. kept me guessing. I love that. I love how easy it is to tag along on Charlie's mysteries and how wrapped up in them I get. I woul ...more
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Born in Mercedes, Texas, Mary Anne has lived in Georgia most of her life. A lifelong fan of authors such as Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters, it wasn’t until a few years ago that Mary Anne listened to the voices in her head and wrote her own series of traditional mysteries featuring Detective Charlie McClung.

The first book in the series, Brilliant Disguise, was

Other books in the series

The Charlie McClung Mysteries (6 books)
  • Brilliant Disguise (The Charlie McClung Mysteries, #1)
  • A Good Girl (The Charlie McClung Mysteries, #2)
  • Criminal Kind (The Charlie McClung Mysteries, #3)
  • Flirting With Time: A Charlie McClung Mystery (The Charlie McClung Mysteries Book 5)
  • How Deep is the Darkness: A Charlie McClung Mystery (Book 6)

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