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Posted October 4, 2012 by Buffy Kennedy in All Reviews
 
 

Review: Cry Sanctuary (Shifter Town Enforcement #2) by Sadie Hart

Reviewer Top Pick, October 2012: Cry Sanctuary (Shifter Town Enforcement #2) by Sadie Hart
Reviewer Top Pick, October 2012: Cry Sanctuary (Shifter Town Enforcement #2) by Sadie Hart

TLDR Recap:

Holly has a unique insight into a serial killer that is haunting Sanctuary Falls, having once escaped his clutches herself. Due to that event, the werewolf has made her his ultimate target and changed his game to taunt her. Caine is the alpha of the pack “The Hunter” is terrorizing to play with Holly and he’s determined to not only protect his pack, but the hound he’s come to respect and care for. Together, they’ll face a horrible killer that wants nothing more than to scare Holly enough to make her run, for he loves the chase. Cry Sanctuary is a must read!

  • Title: Cry Sanctuary
  • Series: Shifter Town Enforcement Book 2
  • Author: Sadie Hart
  • Prominent Characters: Caine and Holly
  • Recommended Reader Age: 18+
  • Sexual Content Level: Moderate

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***

Thoughts:

The books opens up with a bang as Holly is at the killer’s mercy. This implies that this story will be a darker one than the first one was, and it certainly lives up to expectations. The villain is a real twisted bastard that you just ache to see get what he deserves. The investigation and conflict as a whole felt like I was reading an episode of Criminal Minds or something, which I thought was actually really cool. Despite occasionally seeing from the awful villain’s POV (which thankfully never gets very graphic), I really enjoyed the case in this book.

I really loved seeing characters from the first story. It lends a sense of continuity and familiarity to the series and just draws you in and hooks you. That being said, you do not need to have read the first book to enjoy this one, though I definitely recommend it to fully appreciate the significance of certain details.

The romance had a bit of a buildup rather than a lust at first sight kind of deal, so the teasing in the early phase of the relationship is titillating and just as toe curling as the love scenes later. It was a great combination of sweet and sensual.

Memorable Quotes:

That’s a hell of an outlook…

Her partner, Sawyer, stepped up next to her, the lioness looking every bit as exhausted as she felt. “Nothing like another dead body to make a sunrise look like shit.”
Sawyer smiled at that. “Looks like the moon threw up.”
Ollie grinned. “A shitty night makes a grisly day.”

Now that’s an offer she CAN refuse!

Caine leanded back in his chair, legs stretched out in front of him, and patted his very full stomach. He’d eaten enough to sleep for days. Thankfully, they’d had the foresight to follow the night’s more depressing conversation with a bountiful feast that could easily have fed his entire pack. “You sure you don’t want to come live with a bunch of wolves?”
He flashed her a grin, and Holly’s grandmother laughed. “No. I’m good here. But I’m glad you enjoyed it.

If you liked Cry Sanctuary…

If you enjoyed Cry Sanctuary, you should check out Hounded, the first book in this series and a GraveTells Reviewer Top Pick for August 2012. It’s the story of Lennox, Holly’s boss, and her boys. It’s definitely worth reading both books. Another good one is Shadow’s Edge by JT Geissinger, which is all about an ancient race of shifters. A strong story with a very sexy couple that will leave you wanting more just as much as this series does.

Final Thoughts:

Even better than the first, this sequel grabbed my attention from page one and never let go. You’ll be holding your breath and on the edge of your seat throughout and will be unable to put this book down. I definitely think that Cry Sanctuary is a must read!

Rating: Cry Sanctuary

A must read


Buffy Kennedy

 
Soon to be author of the young adult Earthbound Angel series, with more to come for both adults and young adults. I'm 25 years old and married to my high school sweetheart. If you put 'sweet tooth for Skittles, Twizzlers, and fruit smoothies', 'book addict', 'music junkie', and just a dash of 'movie and TV craver' into a blender, you'd end up with me!