Sweeter Than Sin
It took years for Adam to stop drowning his regrets in alcohol, and running the local bar doesn’t make it any easier—especially not when everyone he knows gathers there to discuss the shocking allegations that have shattered his hometown. When another murder rocks sleepy Madison to its core, it becomes chillingly clear that even more vicious wounds are ...more
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The first and most important thing that must be said, this story is dark, murky, and deep. If you're a fan of stories dealing with the underbelly of society and dark human nature or found yourself anxiously anticipating every episode of True Detective, even when you wanted to cringe away, then this book and series is for you.
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It's extremely disconcerting while reading Sweeter to think that these type of horrific events and ugly patterns of human behaviour are reality to some, that while I m ...more
I was very interested in reading Adam’s story! I also expected it to be a little darker than the previous book. Since the blurb doesn’t state who the heroine is, this mystery woman that comes to town, I won’t give anything away. Suffice it say that I knew this had to happen, I thought it would happen later in the series, but I’m glad it happened for Adam. Second chances at getting the girl you always wanted, who was never yours. Yeah! I’m sold!
But while yes, we get romance, I was so much more i ...more
It's Halloween and it is probably fitting that I post my review of this book today. The story embodies a haunting moodiness.
Sweeter Than Sin is Book Two in the Secrets & Shadows series. I love these kinds of Shiloh Walker stories. They are dark, creepy and chilling. This is the story of a small town, a small town with lots of terrifying secrets. The atmosphere reminds of any good Stephen King book or Alfred Hitchcock movie. This is the kind of plac ...more
If you like angst, tormented hero and heroine, deep mistery, sick killer, a complicated plot this is a series for you!
This is a direct sequel of the first book and the hero is Adam, the bar keeper, and the heroine is the elusive and supposedly dead Lana, Noah's lost love.
As you can imagine ALL the complications come up! And what a ride it is!
As in all Ms. Walker's book the heat is high and darkly delicious!
The plot is intricate and the twisted members of t ...more
While not my cup of tea, I did find myself getting into the story and I believe many fans of the genre will find themselves being pulled into its pages.
A 3.5 rounded to a solid 4 rating.
Lana is back to put a stop to what she thought was over and done with ...more
This is the second full length novel in the Secrets & Shadows series. Revelations pertaining to the depth of the depravity in the town of Madison, Indiana continue to surface and someone is out for vengeance.
Lana Rossi left town twenty years ago at the age of seventeen amidst dire circumstances. She thought she was doing the right thing by leaving but unbeknownst to her she was betrayed. She’s been hiding ever since and life has not been ...more
It doesn't help that the one woman he has never forgotten returns to Madison bringing with her dangerous secrets that can harm him and her as well.
Secrets. Danger. Pa ...more
I loved it is a deep understatement. It’s an incredible story, exceptionally well written, brilliantly created.
Shiloh Walker is an outstanding writer. I admit this is the first book I have read from her, but her talent is beyond obvious. Her writing is effortless and beautiful. It’s captivating and highly intelligent. She manages to not only keep the readers her captives, but also seduce them and blow their minds.
Sweeter than Sin is one of the most captiva ...more
I'll try to give a brief synopsis without giving too much away
The small town of Madison is shocked by a series of murders and the discovery of a child abuse/rape ring. Adam grew up in Madison, and took over the town bar after his parent's death, despite having had a previous problem with alcohol abuse. He hears all of the town gossip, and sees how it's all affecting the people in the town as everyone tries to discover who all ...more
Wow...this series gets more and more twisted and suspenseful with every installment. The suspense line is through the roof, it's so good and I can't tell you how many times I set down this book to marvel at the twists and turns. The suspense line for the series flows through all the books and gets deeper and more twisted with each story. But each book follows a separate couple. In this book were Lana and Adam.
Lana and Adam had a pseudo relationship 20 years ago. While they were never ...more
Sweeter Than Sin deals with Adam's part in the story. Adam has some issues of his own and has dealt with them in various ways. He's drank his sorrows away and then found comfort in the ar ...more
Adam has buried himself in alcohol and women to dull the pain of not being there for the woman who meant everything to him when she needed him. As his town starts to unbury the past he is forced to recall the horrify ...more
Her Secret & Shadow Series is another sinfully dark and dangerous series taking you into the tiny town of Madison, cloaked in dark secrets, overflowing with abuse and torment and trusting a person very well may take you to the doors of death.
The second book in the series, “Sweeter Than Sin”, (first is Deeper Than Need – ...more
Sweeter than Sin by Shiloh Walker is the 2nd book in her Secrets and Shadows series. The main focus of this series was tragic events that took place 20 years ago, with many of the men involved in this small town, and a major scandal that is beginning to rip the town apart. The sins of the fathers come to play, as revelations are discovered about the Cronus Club, and the abuse of the young boys over the years.
Noah and Adam were two of our main characters, along with Trinity in the first ...more
My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐
The second full novel in the Secrets & Shadows series provides a few more answers to the dark and mysterious events that took place twenty years ago. Events that were supposed to herald the end to decades of depraved old traditions that sicken the community of Madison to the core. But they didn't stop.
Some of the answers come in the form of a woman who has returned to Madison in hopes of finishing something that should have been ...more
I was very interested in reading Adam's story! I also expected it to be a little darker than the previous book. Since the blurb doesn't state who the heroine is, this mystery woman that comes to town, I won't give anything away. Suffice it say that I knew this had to happen, I thought it would happen later in the series, but I'm glad it happened for Adam. Second chances at getting the girl you always wanted, who was never yours. Yeah! I'm sold!
But while yes, we get romance, I was so much
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
So, I made a big mistake here..I’d read some of Shiloh’s paranormal works and knew I liked her writing style, so didn’t do my usual research on this book. I therefore missed that there were three novellas and a full length book prior to this one, and that its an on-going series. I loved the story, dark and gritty, and the way it was told but....I was lost so often, having to back track to see who was connected to whom, and w ...more
When Lana disappeared almost 20 years ago she ended up homeless and a drug user for years, but was taken in by a helpf ...more
Lana Rossi fled Madison as teenager when her attempt to help her friend David escape his abusive parents went wrong. She has been in hiding for decades, emotionally and physically scarred ...more
This is a story that involves Adam and Lana.
Adam is running the local bar where all the locals gather and he hears the local stories, the gossip. Adam had a problem with drinking a while back and at times, it can be hard to run the bar, especially when he is stressed but he does it.
In comes Lana. Lana left Madison about 20 years ago to escape the death and sex abuse that rocked this small town. When she hears the murders and sex abuse ...more
I don't know what I can tell you about what's going on here without explaining the whole storyline, which I myself am a little clueless about. So I'll just tell you what I liked. And I'll add in here that I'm glad I had this right after finishing Deeper Than Need , but damn! I need the next book now.
MC Adam was hot. I loved him. Lana was complex and the way their story progressed was awesome. This story is dark and has some psychologically thrilling moments that I'm not used to, eve ...more
Not an easy read ...more
This is a fantastic series of suspense and mystery. There has been an evil plaguing this town for who only knows how long that is now being brought to light, and the revelations are heart stopping.
These books are like two stories in one. One is the story surrounding this town and its ...more
One of the most shocked residents to see her is Adam. He is elated and needs to figure out how to help her and get her to stay this time. I did feel lik ...more
I really am loving the Secrets & Shadows series. I think I said it when I read the first book, but I really feel the town itself is one of the characters in this series. The ...more
Now that things are coming out in the open, Lana finds her way back to finally take a stand and make it stop. The promises she got before running away didnt last, so now shes taking it upon herself to see it through.
Abuse, terror and death, and its spread all through the layers of the town. Can anyone mak ...more
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Readers that enjoy romance will get that in the story, but it’s not going to be your main focus while reading. Believe me you’ll want to follow along with the characters trying to uncover the secrets of what is happening in Madison. This town has some serious issues and most of the people there are really corrupt and sick.
***Forewarning…this book is not for the faint of heart. If you enjoy romantic suspense books that take you out of your comfort zone, and ...more
My other me.... J.C. Daniels
And an experimental me that I put to sleep. J. Dallas
Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah...serio ...more