Sinner by >Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Great extension of the Mercy Falls series, with just enough "you should read the previous trilogy". By that I mean, if you haven't read the other books it will still make sense but if you have you'll get just that little bit more out of it.
Cole's relationship with Isabel is fraught in ways that felt real, even without the whole werewolf thing (which really doesn't play a large role in the book). Is he really in LA because of her? Or is it the Baby North show that's more appealing? Until the end, readers will be unsure which is really the motivation for Cole.
The loss of a star (perhaps unfair?) is because there were a few too many whiffs, for me, of Where She Went and Espedair Street, and I wanted more Leon.
ARC provided by publisher.