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A Sin Such as This (Love Lies Beneath #2)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  119 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
In this gripping follow-up to Love Lies Beneath, #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins’s “fabulous, sex-filled masterpiece of mystery and romance” (Library Journal, starred review), the honeymoon ends for Tara Lattimore when her husband’s ex-girlfriend is murdered, and she becomes a prime suspect.

Tara thought she was finally settling down when she married char
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 29th 2018 by Atria Books
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Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a follow up to “Love Lies Beneath” - which I read three years ago when I was home - stuck in the house with a bright pink cast on my leg after having a complete ankle replacement.
Tara had a cast on her leg too, from a ski accident- which required her to spend time on crutches and a cast on her leg from trashing her knee while skiing. Skiing is how I broke my ankle the ‘first’ time, too. I shattered it in a ski accident and broke my tibia a day before a final at UC Berkeley.....taking a
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Nice guy? Kill me now… A nice guy is roughly the equivalent of a decent girl. They’re like comfort food. Satisfying, but in all the wrong ways.

Worry causes wrinkles, and no one’s attracted to those.

My Review:

Mind blown! I had actually started to panic as after another intriguing yet slow build during this well-crafted and engrossing, yet maddeningly paced addictive tale, the storyline exploded at the 97% mark and I gasped as my heart seized in fear of another heinous cliffhanger.
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Much like the previous novel, Love Lies Beneath, A Sin Such as This is a slow paced mundane novel with an explosive ending. If you enjoyed the first novel, then you’ll definitely love its sequel.

This novel is truly Tara’s novel. Tara is forever calculating, manipulative, and intelligent individual. Tara’s manipulative qualities are so subtly written that the reader does not realize what’s happening until it’s blatantly obvious. This is a both a strength and a weakness of Hopkins’ writing style.
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tara is back at it again! In fact she might be my new favorite heroine. Say farewell to damsels in distress -- Tara Lattimore is a take-charge woman who knows what she wants and she doesn't play the victim card.

In A Sin Such as This, the reader is greeted with Tara happily married to her fourth husband, Dr. Cavin Lattimore. Or are they happily married? Why does Sophia keep coming around? Why does Eli keep hinting at things not being what they seem with his father? And what's really going on wit
The Lit Bitch
I’ve been curious about Ellen Hopkins for quite some time. Her books are always being checked out at my local high school library and I’ve seen a ton of students walking around with Crank in their backpack.

Many of her books are YA novels so I was curious to see what it is that so many teens love about her work. From the sound of it, she writes really really edgy stuff so needless to say I was intrigued. Reading for high school students is like pulling teeth so when they are eagerly awaiting the
Jackie Wolfred
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A novel that has it all.

I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway
Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
What??? Why? Just... why?
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: entertainment
PSA: This only gets two stars instead of one because of ELI!
***Spoilers included***
Oh, Tara. At the end of the first novel, you were dubbed a “sociopath,” but in this one, the most “sociopathic” behaviors you manifest (besides the selfishness that very other character possesses…) are letting your stepson finger you while you’re still “in love” with Cavin and help facilitate you sister trying to frame you for murder so you can get her caught…I’m beginning to see that Hopkins and I have very diffe
Jessica White
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not only is it the sequel to Love Lies Beneath, but I managed to win a signed copy!

Okay, enough about me. You wanna hear about the book.

I wasn't totally prepared for A Sin Such as This mainly because I couldn't remember being thrilled by the first one. But once I got started, I couldn't put it down!

So we pick back up with Tara and Cavin coming back to the real world after having the time of their lives on their honeymoon. But the real world has so much drama; wo
Emma Lauren
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Sin Such as This by Ellen Hopkins was the second installment in her adult Love Lies Beneath Series. We follow Tara as she goes about her new married life with Cavin, while navigating relationships in her new community, with her changing sister, her ever-angry niece, and her more-than-a-little-bit-interested stepson. As the book continues, it is easy to feel sympathy for all of the awful things that Tara has been through in life, but you also feel like she is paranoid and impossible to trust. W ...more
Sarah Melitzer
Jun 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Holy f*ck. I can’t recall another book leaving me with such a strong feeling of “what the f*ck did I just read??” The ending is cray-cray-crazy! The main character is kind of a bitch, and unapologetic about it. Most of the characters are actually quite unlikeable, and yet....
I was compelled and propelled to read this book quickly, for reasons I can’t quite comprehend. This series has me hooked (despite the WTF moments); I’ll read more. #facepalm
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
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Ellen Hopkins is my favorite author, and I have read everything she's written.

Both Love Lies Beneath and A Sin Such as This are different than her usual novels as they are in traditional prose as opposed to Hopkins's usual poetic verse.

I liked both of these novels, but I think overall I do prefer Hopkins's other works.

The writing is good though a little slow-paced at time and the characters are engaging enough.

In the first novel, I slightly disliked the main character, Tara, and my aversion to h
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Ellen Hopkins is by far one of my favorite authors. The way she portrays the characters and really draws you into their personalities. However, I must admit this book did not seem like one of works. The story did capitative me and left me wanting more as I read however, I could not feel the characters personalities. Also, some parts seemed very rushed while others seemed so drawn out. I did like the twist at the end but I wish it was longer and had more meaning, the whole time you are wondering ...more
Jen Selinsky
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tara Lattimore is happily married to the love of her life, or so she thinks. Shortly after she and her doctor husband, Cavin, settle into their new home, she discovers that he is secretly meeting with his ex-girlfriend, Sophia. To make matters worse, Sophia is casually dating Cavin’s teenaged son, Eli. Tara prides herself because of the fact that she was able to escape her sordid past but, lately, it seems that it is catching up with her. How will Tara move forward? Read A Sin Such as This to fi ...more
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the undertones of mystery throughout the story. The characters are intriguing; you want to know everything about them, all of their motives. Hopikns' way with words is impeccable as always. There's so much to love about this story.

I received a NetGalley arc in exchange for an honest review.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as much as the first! only in this one it ended having more two at and turns that expected that left me with my jaw dropped. sometimes I thought I knew what was coming or the true nature of the characters and I was left, many times, wrong. love the characters. I kind of wish there was one more coming!
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not the kind of book I would normally read -- mystery/suspense makes me too nervous -- but if you can get past the unlikable characters and the completely dysfunctional family dynamics, then I think that it's worth reading. A well-crafted story -- I enjoyed seeing how all the loose ends fit together in the end.
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Couldn’t put this book down! Another thriller so to speak! I really feel it deserves 4.5 . Many supposed song the way! Ending was great! There were a few slow parts that’s why I can’t give it a 5. Definite read for this year! Put it in your lists!!!
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
She had a good ending. The last 100 pages had the whole point of the book crammed in. Draw it out. Give me more.
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fascinating story. Such a cool exploration of personalities and motives.
Kathi Rosner-Gross
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Lots of sexual innuendo/activities and family turmoil in this novel. The underlying suspense of what was going to happen made me want to finish the book. Great for a summer beach read!
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I waited so long for this book! It was definitely worth the wait!!!
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
So I continued to read this book even though it seemed to have no point hoping that the end would make it better.... it didn’t.
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
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Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Triangles, Tilt, and Collateral. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son. Hopkin's Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest pages get thousands of hits from teens who claim Hopkins is the "only one who understands me", and she can be visited at ellenhopkin ...more
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