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 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.
5 Heart Review by Lorena
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 my tippy toes. I love me a book that will have my brain constantly moving in circles trying to figure out the why's, how's and when's of the story.
These kids all come from rich backgrounds, they're old money but there's a secret that lies within these families and someone is bound to discover it and then ..... poof! We'll get the answers we are all dying to find out.
L.K. Reid did such an amazing job with this book, with her twists and turns that had your head spinning in all directions. I LOVED IT!!
I can't wait to read more of the Winworth series because damn it's so good.
About the Author
Hi there. My name is Leila but I am writing under my pen name L.K. Reid.
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.
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