- Pub. Date: October 2010
- Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
- ISBN-13: 9780307457172
- ISBN: 0307457176
Six months ago, brutal murders shook the small Ozark town--murders that stopped after a house fire reportedly claimed the killer's life. Lauryn McBride's family auction house has taken responsibility for the estate sale of one of the victims--the enigmatic Markus Chisom. Submerging herself in Chisom's beautiful but strange world, Lauryn welcomes the reprieve from watching Alzheimer's steal her father from her, piece by piece. She soon realizes that centuries-old secrets tie Abbey Hills to the Chisom estate and a mysterious evil will do anything to make sure those secrets stay hidden. Even the man who grew up loving her may not be able to protect Lauryn from the danger.
When Amede Dastillon receives an unexpected package from Abbey Hills, she hopes it might be the key in tracking down her beloved sister, long estranged from her family. Visiting Abbey Hills seems the logical next step in her search, but Amede is unusually affected by the town, and when mutilated carcasses begin turning up again in the small community, the local law enforcement isn't sure if they are confronting a familiar evil or a new terror.
Two women brought together by questions that seem to have no answers. Can they overcome the loss and darkness threatening to devour them--or will their own demons condemn them to an emotional wasteland?
I'm a big fan of vampire books...even before the Twilight books got huge. While this was not the type of vampire book I'm use to reading I enjoyed it. I read it in two nights and would have finished it the first night had I not been up to many hours!
Bateman has a way with bringing her characters to life for you, it doesn't take me any time to know who I like and don't like with her characters.
I'm not sure I understand the "Christian" part of the book but other than that I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to friends.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, blogging for books for this review.