“I’d just learned that love couldn’t save us.”
Monster is the second book in the Animal Series. A spin-off from Prisoned, each book must be read in order. Monster offers another trip down the twisted dark side.
“I was alone in here.”
Shank has always been a mystery. With an uninhibited loyalty to his “brothers” and a twisted addiction to blood, he has always maintained order through his work at the prison and his relationships with his inner circle. When his life is turned upside down, Shank is forced to face the unthinkable. While isolated from everything he has ever known, the darkness from his past begins to threaten his future and that of the ones he holds dear. As we get a glimpse of the darkness hidden in Shank’s mind all of the brutal truths of his life are exposed and as the reality of this world begins to unfold, it becomes clear that no one is safe.
“I need to feel you on my cock.
I need to feel that it’s still you.”
Told in multiple POV, Monster is a thrilling read with mystery, intrigue, scandal, and broken people. The characters are complex and as their lives are thrown under the microscope, the lines between right and wrong are blurred and the dynamics between them are intense and unforgettable. Certain elements of the plot broke my heart and yet, Marni stayed true to the characters and their plight. There are so many secrets and as the truth is revealed, the tension is uncompromising as each character fights to get what they want.
Overall, Monster is an absolute must-read for readers who like to take risks and spend an extended time on the dark side. Marni Mann has crafted a complex plot with broken characters and unforgettable circumstances. Shank is one character that I will never forget. I highly recommend jumping into this series blind. Undoubtedly, this is one trip you will never forget!
*ARC graciously provided via author in exchange for an honest review!
**This was a BR with Loyda, CC, and WAR!