Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Book Review: Tandem

Tandem: A Novel

From the back cover:
As obsession and loss become dark partners, how far must the people of Abbey Hills go to survive?  

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:

Tandem threw me for a bit of a loop, it is not the kind of book I generally read and I can honestly say that if I had realized the book was about vampires I would not have requested it.

This book is not all bad, it did have an interesting story line which kept me going, I just have a difficult time wrapping my head around the thought of vampires in our midst.

While I don't know much about this genre, I did learn some new things about vampires and reading this book made me all the more thankful that I have God in my life!

I think this book strongly suggests a need to believe and does show a great sense of love when you read of how Juliette is honor bound to care for Amede. This book also shows how twisted individuals can become and how strongly love can influence us.

While this book was difficult for me to get through, I can see that those who enjoy reading of vampires and such would like this book! I also am a bit surprised that this book falls under the category of Christian.




**I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Waterbrook publishing

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