Audiobook Review: The Sweetest Torment by Kate L. Mary

From the author of the Amazon best-selling Broken World series, comes book three in an exciting new Zombie Apocalypse series! 

I wanted Andrew to suffer, and part of me thought watching his torment might be the sweetest victory I would ever experience. 

Stranded hours from home and empty-handed, with Kellan on the brink of death, Regan finds herself facing the most difficult challenge yet. Their enemies are still out there, lurking in the shadows and seeking revenge, and with nowhere else to turn, she must put all her faith in the hands of strangers if they have any chance of surviving. 

Traveling by land and water, and with the help of people they just met, Regan and Kellan must brave zombies, humans, and harsh conditions in the ruins of what was once the United States as they make their way back to Oklahoma. But the real challenge is yet to come. Andrew isn’t finished with them. Only this time Regan is determined to be ready for him. More importantly, she isn’t going to let him get away without paying for the things he’s done.


My Review

I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free audio copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I have read several post-apocalyptic books by Kate L. Mary and have enjoyed them all. Right now, I’m listening to The Oklahoma Wasteland series.

Like the first two books, there’s not much down time in The Sweetest Torment. Regan and Kellan face so much in this crazy post-apocalyptic world. Just when they thought all hope was lost, they meet the Immunes. They have grouped together to go after people like Andrew, the man who is hellbent on taking Regan to the CDC. Although they have a nice setup and become good friends, Regan and Kellan still want to return home to Oklahoma. A couple of the Immunes go back with them, but it’s not easy going. This was one of those books that I had to keep listening to even when I was supposed to be doing something else.

These characters go through so much, and I found myself crying near the end. BUT there is a lot of hope at the end which I thought was an amazing ending to the series.

I recommend The Sweetest Torment, but it would be best to read all three books in order to get the most out of it.

About the Author

Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult fiction, ranging from post-apocalyptic tales of the undead to speculative fiction and contemporary romance! The wife of a USAF pilot and mother of four, her days are spent balancing family and work while she works to create new worlds for her readers to get lost in. Check out the social media links below to find out more about her and her books, and be sure to sign up for her newsletter to stay connected!