Here’s what I think.
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I love Francine Rivers, but I’m not sure I love The Last Sin Eater. I‘m going to try and not put any spoilers in this review. If any do slip out, I promise they‘ll be minor.
Cadi Forbes is a young girl with an enormous burden of guilt and sorrow for her part in her sister’s death. Having a “questing spirit” (as her recently late and beloved grandmother had called it), she seeks out the sin eater to take away her sins. Her hope is that she can finally be at peace. According to some Scottish and Welch historical traditions, the sin eater is a man who is chosen by casting lots. For the remainder of his life he is to “eat” the people’s sins when they die, taking them upon himself so that they will be absolved. One man sacrificing himself for the souls of many.