There were sicknesses in this world even holy water couldn’t wash away.
Because what once enters Winworth, never leaves again.
Skylar Blackwood thought she knew what monsters looked like.
But in Winworth, nothing is what it seems.
Not the arrival of a stranger with eyes that see too much, and lips that taste like danger.
Not the young women who begin disappearing in the night.
And certainly not the people in the sleepy town she grew up in that begin to turn on one another.
One truth is undeniable, something wicked is loose in Winworth.
No one is safe, and trusting the wrong person could cost Skylar everything.
Trapped between the two worlds as secrets start to unravel, what little sanity Skylar has left threatens to shatter, leaving her with more questions than answers.
Turns out, real monsters are never what they seem.
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.
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Lita’s Book Review: 4 Stars
Apathy (Secrets of Winworth #1) by L.K.Reid is the story of Skylar. She is one of the founding famlies in Winworth. Her friends make up the other founding famlies. Winworth is a town shrouded in not only clouds, dreary weather but death. It is a town of have and have nots. Skylar is drowning in this town and can’t wait to escape. However in the mean time she is on a road of self destruction. Every since a terrible accident she has been caught in a cycle of drugs, booze and abusive sex. Ash has come back to Winworth to avenge his parents death. He needs to discover why his parents were killed and how he can get close enough to kill those who killed his parents. His only way in is Skylar. He never thought he would fall for her. This story definitely had a lot of things going on and I was here for all of it. Skylar is a hot mess who has no one to help her navigate her messy and dangerous life. Ash too has a lot going on with him and this story gave me enough to put it hooks into me. I am so there for the next book. The ending left me with my mouth gapped wide open. Blew my mind. I have so many questions I need to be answered. I really like the characters and the story was really interesting. The author dropped enough bread crumbs that I am hungry for more. My only issue was the book was a little wordy or I just wanted it to get to the meat and potatoes. A 4 star read for me.
I write dark romance, the characters that are depraved, lost, a little bit misunderstood and most of my books are touching subjects of mental health in one way or another.
While Ricochet is the first book I will release, I have actually been writing since Primary School, but that little thing called self-doubt always kept me away from truly pursuing my dreams.
Recently I realized that if I don’t chase my dreams, I will never do everything I want to do. Sixty years from now I would regret all the things I was too afraid to do, so I did it. I allowed myself to dream and put myself out there. I want to show you these worlds swirling inside my head and these characters whose stories have to be told.
I am a restless person. I can’t stay in the same place for a very long time so I like to move. I love to explore new places, meet new people, learn about new cultures, you know, the usual. My mom used to tell me that I live inside my head, and that’s true. I really do. While I do love being surrounded with other people I also love to be alone. I think that until we truly know ourselves and our thoughts we could never be truly happy.
Truth to be told, I am still figuring out this whole adult “thingy”, but I think that most of us are pretty much lost in that world. Slow walkers are the bane of my existence, and one of my biggest pet peeves is people not responding on their messages – it really drives me crazy.
I wanted to be an archeologist, but we can see that that definitely didn’t work out. My small obsession with Greek, Egyptian, Nordic and Slavic Mythology was one of the driving forces behind many stories I wrote as a teenager, and I am pretty sure that one day I will end up writing a book with those themes.
If I could I would set Halloween as a Public Holiday. Spooky season, Autumn, that’s my jam. Scary movies go hand-in-hand with that I would say, and my favorite ones are Halloween and Scream – all of them. Music was always a big part of my life as well, and I can’t imagine a day where I don’t listen to it for at least a little bit. Everything I ever wrote was done while listening to music, and if it wasn’t for music, I would most probably be completely lost.