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Thriller | A Killing Sin | K H Irvine

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We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts on tour for debut thriller, A Killing Sin by K H Irvine.

Book cover A Killing Sin by K H Irvine

Would you surrender your secrets to save a life?

London. It could be tomorrow. Amala Hackeem, lapsed Muslim tech entrepreneur and controversial comedian, dons a burqa and heads to the women’s group at the Tower Hamlets sharia community. What is she doing there?

Ella Russell, a struggling journalist leaves home in pursuit of the story of her life. Desperate for the truth, she is about to learn the true cost of the war on terror.

Millie Stephenson, a university professor and expert in radicalisation arrives at Downing Street to brief the Prime Minister and home secretary. Nervous and excited she finds herself at the centre of a nation taken hostage. And then it gets personal.

Friends since university, by the end of the day the lives of all three women are changed forever. They will discover if friendship truly can survive secrets and fear.

A Killing Sin by K H Irvine is published by Urbane Publications (4th July 2019) and is available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.


A Killing Sin is an interesting debut novel full of twists and turns. It’s a political thriller set in the future- post Brexit London. Covering controversial topics, radical Muslims, religious grooming and political corruption; it’s an intense read.

Three women meet at university in Edinburgh and the story follows them two decades later. Ella, a journalist on the hunt for her story, Millie, a university professor, expert in radicalisation and advisor to the prime minister. Amala, a Muslim tech entrepreneur and comedian who designed a tracking software with partner Neil.

Amala decides to dress in a burqa to meet a women’s group in the Sharia community, even with feelings of dread and worry. The story is based around the events of one day, May 25th and how each women is involved.

I’m not usually intrigued by political fiction however this book is cleverly written with knowledgeable facts and plenty of suspense.

A great read.

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K.H. Irvine grew up in Scotland and now lives near London. The book was her 50th birthday gift to herself, believing you are never too old to try something new. Her work has taken her to board rooms, universities and governments all over the world and has included up close and personal access to special forces. A Killing Sin is her first book. The second follows on a few years later as Britain moves to civil unrest with the rise of the far right as the personal and political become intertwined. 

  Connect on Twitter @KHIrvineAuthor

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Family comes first! I'm married with two son's in their 20's and have a little more time now to follow my passions. I love my role as an Inclusion Lead in KS2 and I'm passionate about early help. I'm a member of Bournemouth's Early Help Operational Board working alongside others to instigate change and growth. I'm also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet. I've been blogging for eight years at Jera's Jamboree.

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