Sins of the Father: The Standalone Start to the Akashic Series
Sins of the Father is the first book in the Akashic Series by Sabrina Halvorson. Jackson Cole is a doctor who leads a science research foundation that explores experimental physics. His methods are very unconventional, however, he truly believes that what he is doing will create major waves in the quantum world. Studying and proving quantum consciousness — how the brain works and connects with the consciences of other human beings — is what Jackson is working on. He is using children as his experiment subjects and paying their parents handsomely as he comes from a very wealthy family, his own father being a doctor as well.
Sins of the Father introduces the reader to Jack, Jackson’s father, Jackson, a man named Thomas, and a woman named Aurea. These characters are all connected, and author Sabrina Halverson does a fantastic job of giving the reader each character’s backstory before linking them. There are also two other characters that are in the book, Sarah and Susan, who are integral to understanding the past and present.
When Jackson needs another test subject to prove that one conscience can communicate with another from even a far away distance, Susan, his assistant, knows the perfect child. I found the connection of each of the characters to one another to be mindblowing. At first, the reader will feel like the characters are all separate and chosen at random. They soon find out there is a reason for each character to be in their current predicaments. I found the science to be interesting but not overly complex as to where it might make the reader become bored with the story. It was just enough to make the reader understand why Jackson was doing what he was doing.
The character I liked the most was Aurea. Her free-spirit energy was a welcome balance to Jackson’s uptight and almost cynical character. Being that the book series is called the Akashic series, I was really interested in what Akashic meant. As Aurea explains it, “Rather than how one or the other is better, we focus instead on what they together show us: We are all connected. It is there that we begin to understand the connection we have to all of existence. In our teachings, we call it the Akashic field. It is everything.” I am looking forward to the next book in this series and would recommend Sins of the Father to anyone who enjoys science-based psychological thrillers.
|Page Count||201 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime, Thriller|