Desecration by J.F.Penn



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Death isn't always the end.

From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, J.F.Penn comes this emotionally charged thriller about the dark side of human nature, the first in an action-packed new series!

LONDON—When the body of a murdered young heiress is found within the Royal College of Surgeons, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke is assigned to the case. An antique ivory figurine found beside the body her only lead, she enlists Blake Daniel, a reluctant psychic, to help her discover the message it holds.

The investigation leads them to a sinister secret society known as the Lyceum, who revel in human vivisection and murder.

When personal tragedy strikes, Jamie has nothing left to lose and she must race against time to stop the mysterious Lyceum before it claims yet another victim.

As Jamie and Blake delve into a macabre world of grave robbery, body modification, and genetically engineered monsters, they must fight to maintain their sanity, and their lives.

A story of vengeance and justice, a dark mystery with an edge of the supernatural, Desecration will keep you turning pages. Warning: Not for the squeamish or faint of heart.


“One of the most original mystery/thrillers that I've read in a long while. Its topic of life and death, soul and body is harrowing and poignant, shocking and profound.”
David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art and author of over 40 novels

"A riveting exploration of the dark side of the human heart"
New York Times Bestselling Author CJ Lyons

"In a book which takes the reader on a journey to hell and back, J.F. Penn demonstrates her huge talent for conveying the depths of human depravity." Amazon UK #1 Bestseller, Rachel Abbott

Title:DesecrationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 9, 2013Publisher:The Creative Penn LimitedLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best book I've read This is the first novel that I've read by this author. It was extremely macabre and in parts, even stomach churning. I work in the medical field and I've never come across something that makes me want to vomit, but this book gave me that feeling a few times. The main premise of the book was the display of dead and dissected bodies, as art. The author tends to ramble and go on for pages with descriptions of what the bodies looked like, how the process was done, and even the process of it being done. It became so tedious and monotonous that I found myself more than skimming through sections of the book because my eyes were glazing over. Plus the story was all over the place and towards the end, it seemed like the author just gave up and decided to rush through the story rather than taking the time to properly develop the story to a final conclusion. The book is only 233 pages in length, but I've been struggling to read it for over a week. Normally a book this size would take me an evening or two to read. Not the best book I've ever read. Unfortunately not a book I would recommend.
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful and Disturbing This amazing thriller is as disturbing as it is suspenseful, with well-crafted characters and a solid fast-moving plotline that thrusts the reader breathlessly to the last page. The novel is definitely not for the faint of heart, but is yet more evidence that Penn is a suburb thriller author who is not afraid to peer into the deep dark shadows of humanity.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just the one fatal flaw... This is the first of Penn's books I've read, and the subject matter, while harrowing, is sensitively handled, for the most part. In fact, the book would deserve five stars, and a far greater readership and acclaim were it not for its serious flaw. While reading, I was continually frustrated by the sense that the setting, in England and primarily in London, was poorly chosen, as the author was obviously American. Only in the notes following the end of the book did I find her apology for the possibility of letting any of her own British idiosyncrasies leak into the text, as she had copy editors and proofreaders ensure that it was written in American idiom! WHY? Why on Earth do something so jarring to the reader's sensibilities? It leaves me flabbergasted at the lack of respect for the reading public's intelligence. A novel set in Britain and featuring British characters MUST be written in a British "accent." Even Elizabeth George knows that.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delerium Jamie is a London Metro Detective and single mom with a beloved 14 year old daughter in her final days at Hospice. She tries to compartmentalize her life to hold things together. But when she is assigned a murder case involving the daughter of a high profile couple who own a profitable pharmaceutical firm that researches genetic diseases and malformations , and she meets up with Blake, a sympathetic museum researcher with special gifts of sight , all aspects of Jamie's life confront each other and sparks fly!
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Desecration Great read although chilling
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Desercration I like crime books & this book was easy to follow with some interesting characters. But I am quite sqeemish so maybe if I had known prior to readi g the book it would have put me off buying it so I nzd to gloss over those parts, Though I was quite surprised to learn the murderer was so close to the family il leave it at that as I don't want to ruin it for other readers, I live I OZ & just published my 1st book Australia's Shame I would be thrilled if u checked it out it is on xlibris & amazon & needs a helping hand the old saying u scratch my back il scratch yours we all need to have a start somewhere good luck with your next book & plse let me know when it comes out cheers Diane Mancuso
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Desecration A mind blowing book! Subject mater a little disconcerting ! A page turner to be sure! I enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend it ,
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Desecration The best book in have read
Date published: 2013-12-11