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Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Bread Of Tears

A Sister Rose crime thriller. When she was a cop, she made their life hell. Now she’s a nun, God help them! Before taking her vows, Sister Rose was Maggie Weaver, a Newcastle policewoman. While uncovering a serial killer, she suffered severe trauma, and after being nursed back to health she becomes a nun. In her new calling she is sent to London to run a hostel for the homeless. Here, she does good works, and also combats prejudice and crime. As she attempts to save a homeless woman from a local gang boss, events crystallise, taking her back to Newcastle, the scene of her nightmares, to play out the final confrontation against drug traffickers, murderers and old enemies in the police. She finds her spiritual self and a new identity. She is healed through faith and forgiveness. It’s also about her surviving trauma and grief – a triumph of the human spirit, of good over evil. 'All the characters and horrific events in this crime thriller are extremely visual and well drawn, making this a riveting read. It would make a brilliant TV series!'

The Bread of Tears (Crime Thriller)
By Nik Morton
Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN #978-1544123158
Price $12.75 (Paperback)
350 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

Sister Rose returns to London after a speaking engagement, only to find murder at the hostel for the homeless. In an alleyway outside she discovers the body of one of the girls she tended, brutally murdered, the sign of the cross carved in her chest. Rushing into the hostel she finds two more bodies, also slain in a familiar manner. The Sister was not always a Nun. She had once been a Newcastle police officer, but after a horrible incident that left her husband dead and her in mental straights, she had been secreted away to a hideaway run by Nuns. There she had given her life over to God and made her vows. Five years later and these new deaths, and her mind wonders if they are connected to the old case.

There are several stories going on: the new murders in the hostel are connected to her past, the dead girl in the alley belongs to another murderer, and then there is the criminal empire involved in drugs and prostitution of young girls, and they will kill her if she intervenes. And add to these problems, she may be having certain feelings for one of the investigators.

Wow, I found Maggie Weaver, aka Sister Rose, one tough Nun. The author weaves the three stories together into a neat pattern, dropping Sister Rose into death traps that she must escape or suffer a horrible death, yet she holds to her Faith as she struggles against great odds. In the end she isn’t afraid to send evil to Hell a little early. This was a fun read, and kept me turning the pages. The author’s writing is smooth and the story flows easily. Highly recommended.

Tom Johnson



  1. Thanks for the review, Tom. Greatly appreciated!

  2. My pleasure, Nik. I love these stories. Thank you for the great reads.