Shawna Ryan, Author, Thrillers

                                   Come with me, if you dare, into Murder!

 
     
 

In Shawna Ryan's Thrillers, the Church is embroiled in murder, its past and present colliding in earthly hells. 

                                                       

 

 

 

 

                             SATAN'S SCAT

             A thriller by Shawna Ryan

A nun is committed to an insane asylum and bites off the ear of a renegade priest hiding from the Church. She is not what everyone thinks she is.

The nun secretly seeks to infiltrate the Sequentia, a timeless subterranean prison. Within the deep, abiding hell of the Sequentia, women sacrifice their own lives and those of their children to hide crucial information from the Church. The nun is convinced that the women in the Sequentia are protecting a document personally dictated by Christ which contains His last instructions to mankind. If these women fail to keep the information safe, the modern world will be enslaved and the women will be murdered.

     

Review by ForeWord CLARION Reviews:

 

Despite the immediate similarities to the works of Dan Brown, Ryan has created a truly thrilling and entertaining series that is as original and insightful as anything in the genre. 

Ryan’s style of writing is far more straightforward and less complex than most mystery and thriller writers, but her prose is inspired and carefully penned, making the story easily enjoyable for all readers. Set largely in Ireland, the story offers detailed and accurate descriptions of many real locations, such as the library at Dublin’s Trinity College and the Abbey of St. Ide located in the Burren on the west coast. Ryan hits the nail on the head with her wonderfully layered and detailed descriptions. Setting the story in Ireland offers myriad ideas, locations, events, and even characters that help mold the story into another stunning thriller by this talented writer. The protagonists find themselves in a variety of colorful situations: Alicia joins a convent in order to help bring the church down from the inside, while Kevin and Alex work closely with librarian Mrs. Shanahan in the moody and atmospheric Old Library in Dublin. The situations abound with Sherlock Holmes-esque moods and settings, while the storytelling moves forward with careful planning. Everything is kept tight and intact in this story, as multiple story lines unfold in each chapter and allow the entire work to come together in a climax that will have readers scrambling for the third installment in the series.