There are times when you're in the mood for a happy novel, a predictable love story in which the guy and girl end up together and live happily ever after. The Taker is definitely not a book for one of those moods. Instead, it's a dark tale of love, one that blurs the line between passion and possession, need and obsession. It's twisty and unpredictable, and the inclusion of the supernatural makes for a heady, intoxicating read.
Dr. Luke Findlay is on call at the hospital in St. Andrew, Maine when the police bring in a preternaturally beautiful young woman. Her name is Lanore McIlvrae, and she has just been apprehended after shooting a man in the chest in the woods. As Luke treats Lanny's physical wounds, she reveals to him emotional scars that cut much more deeply than anything he can bind. She tells him that the man she shot is a St. Andrew — though no St. Andrews have lived in their namesake town for over 100 years.
As Luke wonders how this is possible, Lanny spellbinds him with the mesmerizing tale of her life. It can't be possible that Lanore is centuries old, yet he can't help but believe her. Her painful story of dark secrets, tragic romance, and the search for redemption speaks to Luke and for some reason, he finds himself wanting to help Lanny, though it might cost him everything.
Filled with ruthless characters and sordid deeds, The Taker is the perfect read for a dark, stormy night. The writing is breathtaking and readers won't be able to get enough of the dark atmosphere that pervades every part of the novel. This is the perfect time to pick up this bestselling debut, as the second book in the trilogy will release in June.
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