Hello Gemmies! I have an entertaining new book review to share with you today. There Are No Saints by Sophie Lark is the first book in the Sinners Duet. Wow......this book blow my mind, I really loved it! Have you ever read a book that stayed with you long after you finished it? That's how I feel about There Are No Saints. This tale captivated me from the very first page. It's thrilling, spine tingling, sexy, disturbing, passionate, and macabre. I'm shocked at Sophie Lark's ability to make me both love and hate a character the same time! It is a true testament to her storytelling skills.
Now for the story, what can I say without getting into spoiler territory? There Are No Saints follows three artists. Two affluent artists who also happen to be serial killers. And one struggling artist who captures their attention, and not in a good way. What follows is a rollercoaster series of events that will have you clutching your pearls until the very end. Our characters deal with childhood trauma, anxiety, obsession, and acceptance. Make no mistake there are no morally grey characters or heroes here. These characters are damaged and a lot of the content in this book is very heavy. The pacing is perfect and it never lets up which adds to the readers sense of danger. You will finding yourself needing to stop to take a breath! There are several trigger warnings for this book including lots of violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, and of course consensual steamy scenes.
I would be remiss If I didn't point out the world building in this series. Set in modern day San Francisco, we are thrust into the heart of the city's art scene. We get to see both the affluent and struggling side of this industry. The city as well as the art makes for a dramatic backdrop to the overall story. The incredibly rich details of the art work, daily life struggles of the characters, and the surrounding neighborhoods makes you feel like you are a part of the story. I found myself fully immersed in this world.
I'm so in love with There Are No Saints and I cannot wait for the finale book to drop in December. If you are a fan of dark thrillers with sexy vibes give this book a try. Independently Published, There Are No Saints is available for purchase from all major booksellers. And if you have Kindle Unlimited.......it's free! I give There Are No Saints 5 out of 5 gems. I'm looking forward to reading the conclusion of this story. Happy Reading!