Mortal Sins by E. Wilks

I was able to get my hands on a copy of the new World of the Lupi novel, Mortal Sins, by Eileen Wilks and it was fabulous!

FBI agent Lily Yu is in North Carolina with her lover and mate Rule Turner, Lu Nuncio of the Nokolai werewolf clan, where he is to take custody of his son from the boy’s grandmother. It’s a purely personal trip until Rule, in wolf form, finds three bodies in a shallow grave. They carry the stench of death magic, which makes the murders a federal crime. Lily takes charge of the investigation, and soon realizes that nothing adds up—not the motives, not even the accused killer, who’s behind bars when death strikes again.

But murder, however bizarre, is an everyday affair for Lily, who was a homicide cop before being recruited into the FBI’s Magical Crimes Division. A more personal shock arrives in the person of Rule’s son’s mother. Why is she challenging Rule’s long standing plan to bring his son to live among the Nokolai?

But family must take a back seat when the violence escalates, and there’s no rhyme or reason for the killer’s next strike—a killer who may not even be of this world…

I love the novels that focus on Lily and Rule and this one was no exception.  From the first moment I picked it up, the plot just sucked me in and didn’t let me go until the end.  Wilks definitely has a talent for putting Lily and Rule in some interesting situations that do not always have the most obvious of answers.  Throughout the entire story, I had my ideas as to who and what the villain was, but in the end, I was still surprised.  I love plots that can keep me guessing.

As for Rule and Lily, we haven’t seen too much from them in the last two novels since they focused more on the Cullen and Cynna relationship, but this time around we’re given a whole new look into their personal dynamics.  We’re shown a side of the two that we haven’t seen before, but the issues they face have probably entered our heads.  I’m actually glad that Wilks addressed that part of their relationship and it just seemed to tighten their bond even more.  I also can’t wait to see what happens in Blood Magic (which there is an excerpt for at the end) from what is decided in Mortal Sins.

Overall, this is another great addition to the World of the Lupi series and Wilks has not let down her fans.  When this book comes out on Tuesday, you will definitely want to be at your local bookstore to pick it up.

Read Order:
Tempting Danger
Mortal Danger
Blood Lines
Night Season
Mortal Sins
Blood Magic (2010?)

About Jackie 3282 Articles
I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. I read one of her short stories from this world recently in On The Prowl and really loved it. I hope to read more in the series very soon. Glad to find someone else who likes her.

Comments are closed.