Victoria Christopher Murray—winner of nine African American Literary Awards and four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Fiction—is back and better than ever with WRATH, an explosive new Seven Deadly Sins novel. Filled with deep love, dangerous lies, and devastating secrets, this is an “intense morality tale” (Booklist) that “expertly builds ominous tension” (Kirkus Reviews).
Murray’s inspiration for the book’s plot originated with her desire to tell a story grappling with domestic abuse after her Delta Sigma Theta sorority sister was tragically murdered by her husband in 2018.
Chastity and Xavier come from very different backgrounds, though they have one thing in common: they’re both living with family secrets. Chastity had a privileged upbringing as the only child of a prominent pastor, but her view of love has been tainted by her father’s philandering and her mom’s submission to the role of dutiful wife. Xavier’s grandmother raised him in a household built on cruelty, making him insecure and fearful of abandonment.
Sparks fly when Chastity and Xavier meet, and their whirlwind romance feels almost too good to be true. Before long, cracks begin to show in Xavier’s perfect façade, and it is only a matter of time before everything comes crumbling down. When Xavier’s wrath erupts at a level Chastity has never seen, who will it destroy forever?
Wrath is the fourth installment in Murray’s wildly popular Seven Deadly Sins series, which Lifetime is developing as movies. Production on Lust, Envy, and Greed has begun, headed by executive producers T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams, and Shaun Robinson.
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