Sinner (2014) is a companion novel to Stiefvater’s Shiver werewolf series, continuing the story of Cole and Isabel. They are my favorite couple in this series, so I was very happy to see what happens to them.
Sinner begins with Cole arriving in Los Angeles to reunite with Isabel who had moved with her mom after her parents separated. In addition to rekindling his relationship with Isabel, Cole has committed to starring in a reality show as he produces his next music album. Even though internally Isabel is elated to see Cole again, she has deep-rooted feelings of distrust. Cole, a recovering alcohol and drug addict seems destined to fail under the pressure of constant cameras in his face, especially when the producer keeps putting obstacles and temptation in his path with the hope of his failure to make a “good” show. And what about the “wolf”? Cole may be “clean” from drugs and alcohol, but the call of the wolf (and therefore removing the pressure of reality from his life) may be too much for him to handle. The beautiful, but cold Isabel must decide if she is willing to take a risk and trust in love even as she sees other couples in her life, including her own parents, break up.
If you are a Shiver fan, you do not want to miss this book! I loved it! If you have not read the Shiver books, you should check them out.