Large Print - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Recovering alcoholic Nina Parker and her daughter return to Nina's hometown two decades after she abruptly left Abbey Hills, Missouri. Animals start disappearing from the Ozark reserve where Nina works, and turn up slaughtered. Someone or something is watching Nina, stalking her with a 250-year-old desire. Nina's ex-husband Hunt shows up, hoping to protect Nina and Megan, but another man has entered the picture, testing Nina as she attempts to walk the tightrope of recovery and the power of thirst.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2010.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781602856646
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 23, 2016

The author of this book (which was unfortunately packaged as though it was a Twilight knockoff, which it is assuredly not) says in her afterword that she took it upon herself to make a vampire story that "glorified God". While I am not entirely convinced that doing both was necessary, it's an interesting challenge, especially as many modern vampire-fiction settings (such as the old Masquerade RPG or Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show) will acknowledge Christian tenets but not deal with the implications of them. (For example, vampires are repelled by crosses and holy water in the Buffyverse, but YHWH is much less "present" than Illyria, Glorificus, or the Wolf, Ram and Hart.)

What works much better is solidifying the vampire as addict metaphor. The Forever Knight and Angel TV series, whatever their flaws, had solid storytelling when their good-guys-with-fangs were shown at risk of "falling off the wagon", and even all their good intentions might not be enough to prevent the moral slippage. So it is with Bateman's vampire protagonist (a more ambiguous type to begin with), who is drawn to a similarly struggling human woman trying to put her life back together in perhaps the worst possible place to do so -- her close knit hometown. Will this unlikely couple give each other the strength to get past their similar addictions, or provide toxic enabling and temptation?

If you like your vampires as dealing with issues both above and very much like ours, give this book a try. Yes, some angles may seem jarring, but it's neither a Twilight-alike, nor the typical teen-supernatural superpower fest, nor an overtly evangelizing AA tract.
See for yourself.

Aug 13, 2012

I wanted to write here & let others know that If you are a Christian & you like books that are outside the box, please give this one a try. I was uncertain at first with the vampire idea in a Christian novel, it was not what I was expecting. I don't classify it as solely a vampire novel as there are many layers to it. You encounter a young mother who faces her demons in past mistakes, Broken relationships & addiction recovery. Seeking to get her life back together & restore relationships with the ones she loves. It's also a bit of a murder mystery. I've read other books by this author & really enjoyed them. This one, I'm happy to say was another I can add to that category. There are parellels throughout & a gentle message woven inside. The author also explains her reasoning for why she chose vampirism. Check it out.:>)


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MCPL

To Top