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?
My Thoughts: Normally, you can get the gist of the book by reading the back cover.....this one was a little different. Once I started reading the book, I realized it was actually about vampires. I have always been a big Ann Rice fan so I was ready to dive in. I discovered that the author Tracey Bateman is a christian author who writes everything from romance to thrillers. She has over one million books in print. Tandem is a sequel to her book Thirsty. I found this book to be a great read. It moved back and forth in time but not so much as to confuse the reader. This book is well written and keeps you glued to the pages. If you like books full of suspense, tragedy, faith and hope, I think you would really like this read.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review. I was not compensated for a positive review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.