Lion Hudson

Book Review: The Thorn of Truth by S.L. Russell

I’m delighted to be in receipt of my friend and fellow author’s latest book: S.L. Russell’s The Thorn of Truth, due for release on 21st May, 2021. It tells the story of Anna Milburn, a seasoned barrister, whose very foundations are shaken when her only daughter is caught in the violent fallout of the murder of a young policeman. I was privileged to read The Thorn of Truth before it went to press and I can tell you, it’s a cracking story.

The Thorn of Truth is the second book in a short series of related stories. The first, The Healing Knife, had me so enthralled that I read it in one sitting.  If you have read and enjoyed The Healing Knife you won’t be disappointed with this new novel. I have read all of Sue Russell’s books and my back-cover endorsement for The Thorn of Truth sums up  the style and substance of what makes her refreshing contemporary Christian novels stand out as authentic, realistic, sometimes gritty and always compassionate.

“S.L. Russell masters the contemporary Christian novel in this beautifully compelling story of the consequences of treading the thin line between heart and conscience.”    


The Thorn of Truth by S.L. Russell is due for publication by SPCK on the 21st May, 2021.