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There were sicknesses in this world even holy water couldn't wash away.

In vicious nights, beautiful monsters lay.
Some with faces known, some ready to play.
Unsure of a friend, unsure of a foe,
Be certain of nothing you think you know,

Because what once enters Winworth,
never leaves again.


Skylar Blackwood thought she knew what monsters looked like.
But in Winworth, nothing is wh
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Published September 20th 2021
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Crystal Bell (Crystal_reads_)
Sep 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-romance
5 Darkness Rings Stars.

Apathy is, by far, to me, the author’s best book she has written. My review will be vague to avoid any spoilers. If you want to read a book about the occult, Apathy is for you.

If you saw the world burning, would you let it burn, or would you try to extinguish the flames? Or would you be the one that set it on fire?


From that moment on, I was hooked—one of my favorite quotes in the book.

Winworth is like no other town; it's packed with a ton of secrets, Evil, creepiness

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Booksletstalkabout
Sep 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"𝙒𝙞𝙣𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙗𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙨𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙧𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙪𝙥 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚"

The opening line, if you like reading book involving, occult, with Founding Families, thrilling and dark romance then this is it!
I was hooked from the start and couldn't put it down.

The book starts with our heroine in this small town 'Winworth' but
Winworth
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V.💜GreedyThirstForForbidden🖤


⭐️4.75 Moonshine stars⭐️

A dark city plunged in a world full of mystery that reeks of death and despair. Ms Reid sets her story in this hopeless background, her words brings to life a sense of loss and perdition, her vivid writing portrays a powerful tale full of feels.

~𝙒𝙞𝙣𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙗𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙨𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙧𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙪𝙥 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙨 𝙤
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25 Readings Or More
Sep 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
6 WTF stars

THIS IS A FUCKING MASTERPIECE!!
To think this is just her third book... it amaze me.

Apathy is more than I could ever dream of....

THE INTENSITY,

THE DEEPNESS,

THE DARKNESS,

THE DEVRAVITY.....

Each emotion, each action, each word hit me hard.
Four days after finished it, i'm still stuck in Winworth.

Winworth is the town no one would ever live in.
It's filled with secrets.
It's creeepy.
It is inhabited by monsters hiding behind  beautiful faces.
Evil things happen there.
And Skylar is in the ce
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❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
Another #oneclick I'm just getting to now!! High ratings/sounds amazing! ...more
Valentina
3.75 stars

Twisted and touching

Mix elite founding families with cult, secrets and ritual, and a harrowing tale of turmoil, deception, and power is cast. Even the progenies of that society are bound, caught up in duty and exclusivity, the obligation requires of them. And besides those, the plot complexity is further enriched with a revenge plot and stalker, gradually unfolding with the unexpected just to keep the reader questioning.

Sklar, despite a privileged child of one of the elite, is closed
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Mandy’s Book Reviews
Sep 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal!!! This book is a must read!

This book immediately sucked me in right from the start I read this story from cover to cover in one sitting there was no sleep for me and holy hell I LOVED it! The suspense is strong the mystery the emotions the twists and turns and a shocking plot twist at the end that I didn’t see coming I was truly left with my jaw on the floor! I love the characters so much Skyler is so broken she truly just wants to be free to live and love not be controlled by her f
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Emma Fisk
Sep 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

'I was alive, but I wasn’t living. I was touched, but never understood. I was loved, but never really seen."

L.K has done it again. This woman never disappoints me ever. Apathy is another amazing dark read. This one is one I wasn't expecting at all. I didn’t know where this book was going, I just felt like something was creeping up on me. L.K likes to shock her readers and keeps everything close to her chest and that's what she’s done with Apathy. This book has so many different elemen
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Amy
Sep 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
A p a t h y is book 1 in a new series "secrets of winworth"

So if you've read this author previously then you know the style of dark and twisty and secretive she can deliver and this was no different. I'm left with questions goddam it, questions!

"There were sicknesses in this world even holy water couldn't wash away."

Skylar lives in the town of Winworth which is full of mystery, secrets, lies and unsolved crime. She is suffering through abuse and grief and turns to alcohol and drugs as a crutch
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Vea
Sep 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I finished reading at midnight and I’m trying to write this review to avoid falling asleep… about to dream of crows, spooky fog, and hooded people chasing me. Welp! 😩Whenever you have secret societies/cults, satanic rituals, blood sacrifices, it’s sort of a given mindfck but still some parts were difficult to digest. Hello dark romance-ish story..

Skylar is a senior in a privileged small town of Winworth living on the right side of tracks, or a bridge in this case. This book wastes no time to get
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Jacqueline (on brand)
Sep 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Between 1-49.5% I was going okay where is Leila going with this....

I had sneaking suspicions about certain things and I was right but others just blew me out of the water!!! I started to lose my head at 50% and from about 75% to finish I was hyperventilating whispering to myself WTF Leila!

If you love "The Skulls" type vibes in your books then this is definitely the story for you. Full of suspense, secrecy, murder, and sex!!! This book will have you wanting book 2 and ANSWERS as soon as you finis
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Stephanie Gillespie
Sep 18, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021, dark-romances
“ I was alive, but I wasn’t living. I was touched, but never understood. I was loved, but never really seen.”

Skylar is a senior in high school, living in the small town of Winworth. This town is full of secrets and lies. Skylar look like the average privileged teenager, blond,beautiful, originated from founding family but there is trauma in her past. Now she drowns out her feelings with drugs and alcohol.

Unexpectedly she meets a mysterious stranger, and she can’t help her growing attraction for
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Annie (_anniereadsbooks)
Sep 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
There’s so much to this story - romance, cults, secret societies, murder. This release is perfect for halloween/fall 😈🎃

Apathy follows Skylar Blackwood who belongs to one of the founding families in Winworth. She’s perceptive and knows something is wrong with the town and tries to mentally escape by any means. Ash previously lived in Winworth and returns at the beginning of the school year. He has secrets he’s hiding and a plan up his sleeve. Their connection was immediate and neither know how to
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Felicia
Sep 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Apathy by LK Reid is a dark romantic suspense. This is the first book in the Secrets of Winworth series.

The book comes with a warning "APATHY is the first book in Secrets of Winworth series, dealing with dark themes that might not be suitable for all readers. It is recommended only for readers above the age of 18."

All I can really say is WOW! Leila knocked it out of the park and left me begging for more! She does an amazing job pulling you into story. I don't want to give anything away so I wi
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RomanceBookObsessedGirl
Nov 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
WTAF!! I knew I was going to love this book because iv loved every book Leila has wrote, but fuck! I was not prepared for what this book had in store. It is full of secrets, murders & cults. I couldn’t get enough of this book once I started. It will have you in the edge of your seat the whole time, wondering wtf is going on and where it’s going.

Ash and Skylar’s story is like nothing you will ever read. They are both keeping dark secrets from each other, and there is loads of dark secrets within
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Joy  Avery
Sep 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
      This was my first LK Reid story and she blew me away. Every page of the book was magnetic and I would think about what I read long after putting it down. Since I mostly read this one right before bed, I had so many vivid dreams which led me to still not forget the content. This is a seriously dark romance. It felt like a combination of my favorite dark dramas, mysteries or horror movies. Heed the dark warning before reading. 
     Skylar seemed to be at the heart of the story. My heart
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thenerdybookworm_
Sep 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Apathy is the first book in L.K. Reid’s Secrets of Winworth series.

The town of Winworth is shrouded in mystery, secrets, and death. Not all is as it seems with the town or the families in it. Skylar is the daughter of one of the founding families. She’s a hot mess and in a never ending cycle of self-destruction, after tragedy strikes. Ash is the new guy in town with dark secrets of his own, and questionable intentions. Skylar and Ash have an instant connection, but will their connection be their
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Robin Powers
Sep 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Jesus...what did I just read?!? I freaking love dark romance...LOVE! This story sucked me into a town where the most vile and disgusting cult of families rules the people with an iron fist. Skylar is a broken girl who dreams of escaping the darkness surrounding her. So many triggers in this book...but I freaking loved these gray characters and not knowing who to trust. And the mystery of it all. The sexy stranger. The obsessive ex. The possessive brother. I mean I could go on and on. At on ...more
Dani
Oct 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one dark, but intense read! I've totally fallen into the world Reid has created and I cannot wait for more!! If you enjoy your stories dark, twisted, and intriguing, then you HAVE to one click this one!! ...more
Brianna - Mindfulnessreading
Sep 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Mysterious and suspenseful and PHENOMENAL
5 stars!
But the thing with darkness, the thing with pain, was that once you got used to it, you didn't want to let it go.

It’s taken me a while to form the right words for this review, and honestly I don’t even know if I’m going to do it justice. LK Reid once again wrote a story that just completely blew my mind. Right from the start, you’re sucked into a world full of mystery, suspense, and foreboding. The small town of Winworth is dark and filled with s
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Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
Holy crap this book certainly had all the dark themes that I love to read. The more depraved the book is the more I want to read it. Talk about some serious stuff going down in this little sleepy town where you certainly wouldn't want to plant your butt at.

Skylar tends to numb her sadness and pain with drugs. She blocks everything out as much as she can. She has stuff that went down and we aren't privy to know what it was or how it happened. The mystery was thrilling and it definitely had me on
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kitxia (villainofsecrets)
Sep 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
The anxiety I felt while reading this book was definitely worth it!
when I tell you I DEVOURED this book! the story is so good and addictive, every single chapter had me on edge I swear.
the darkness, the mystery and the crudeness of this book is what kept me going, I know every dark romance book is very crude but the author did a great job with this one.
I like that we’re discovering about the occult of this story at the same time the main character is, that’s a first for me because in other bo
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Kendra
Sep 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
secrets

Apathy by @authorlkreid
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“I was going to come back and hunt them how they hunted us.”
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This book will have you asking yourself WTH is happening the entire time! Filled with secrets and secret societies, you don’t know what or who is going to pop out at any given time!
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“Like poison ivy, she could be the end of me with just one kiss.”
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This book follows Skylar, a girl on a mission to solve the mystery shrouding the town and get answers to questions that have been hauntin
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Poppy1102
Sep 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Well, I have no idea where to start my review after that!!!
There's a lot of 'cloak and dagger' in this book so I can't actually say too much without giving anything away 🤷🏻‍♀️
So I'll stick with the basics....

Did I like it? Yes.
I like mystery and suspense and evil and it was all here - please be aware that this has serious triggers, (incestuous abuse) so if you can't deal with that then this isn't for you!

Did I love it? No.
It rambled a bit at times and they seem to shout an awful lot (that m
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KL
Sep 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Apathy is the first book in Secret of Winworth series.
The story follows Skylar, daughter of one of the founding families of Winworth. She sees and feels evil that resides in this place and cannot wait to finally escape her hometown. Drugs and alcohol are the only thing that keep her sane. Until she meets Ash, a new guy in town. They have an instant connection but both keep secrets from each other. And when twisted murders start to happen everyone is suddenly a suspect.

LK Reid did an amazing job
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 •Cici• Theory of A Dreamer Book Blog♥
4.25 Stars! 💚

As soon as this book was announced it became one of my most anticipated reads of the year! Having picked up Ms.Reid's work for the first time earlier this year I have been so excited to get into more of her books which had me looking forward to this one even more! I really enjoyed this story so much!

Right from the prologue the Secrets of Winworth world pulled me in! Skylar's journey is such a unique one. It's not easy. The realness got me into it even more. I could picture it all so
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Shawna Jimenez more.books.forever
This book blew my mind. The secrets the mystery the darkness all of speaks to me! I was never really sure where it was going what twists and turns we’re going to pop up but I was along for the ride anyways and let me tell u it’s one he!! Of a ride. My heart went out to Skyler and everything she is going through she’s so broken and just want to be free. Then Ash comes along and there is a spark a little shining light. This book is packed full of literally everything and will keep you captivated f ...more
Emma (emjbookshelf)
Sep 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Skylar has experienced some traumatic things in her life and she has turned to drugs & alcohol to numb the pain. Ash is new to town and see's Skylar for who she really is. They both have darkness in their pasts that they are trying to come to terms with, however when they are together they start to heal each other. This book is filled with suspense, secrets, lies, cover ups and betrayal and just as I was starting to think we were going to get the answer....Boom it ends on a cliffy that just has ...more
Kisha Panchal
Sep 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading it I thought it was going to be like an enemies to lovers but the way things took a turn like damn L.K. Reid never disappoints.

This book has some serious f***ed up plot twist that I didn't see coming but it was so addictive I just loved it!!!!
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