For all the Sam/Grace fans there are a few glimpses into their lives and the state of the wolves of Mercy Falls but nothing major just a couple peripheral glimpses which was good enough for me. The introduction of a few new characters and bringing in someone from Cole’s past was a perfect addition for the Sinner story.
We are introduced to Cole and Isabel in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. There is so much of their back story in those books that I highly suggest reading that series before picking up this book. I don't think I would have continued on with this story if I didn't already have a love for both characters and a desire to see them find some peace and happiness together. There is more "content" then I like and I wouldn't hand this book over to my teenagers at this point because it is just a little too adult in places.
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This is a very appealing trilogy (known collectively as “The Wolves of Mercy Falls”) that is truly more about love than anything else: the unquestioning love the boy Sam has for his adoptive father Beck and Beck’s fierce love for Sam, juxtaposed with the uneven and sporadic parental love experienced by the girl Grace, and how alone she has always felt because of it. But most of all, this trilogy centers around the steadfast love between Sam and Grace, who, on the verge of adulthood, find their true natures through their love for one another. Theirs was a love at first sight from when they were just kids, and there is no uncertainty, no misgivings, no rivals, just them. The author (also in the afterward) says:
I really enjoyed The Wolves of Mercy Falls series and so I jumped at the chance to read this book. Maggie is a great writer. I love her writing style. I'm able to overlook some of the content that I wish wasn't included because her characters and her storytelling are so amazing.