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3.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 5 3.27 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracey Bateman Narrator: Abby Craden Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780307578303
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“Hello, I’m Nina Parker … and I’m an alcoholic.”

For Nina, it’s not the weighty admission but the first steps toward recovery that prove most difficult. She must face her ex-husband, Hunt, with little hope of making amends, and try to rebuild a relationship with her angry teenage daughter, Meagan. Hardest of all, she is forced to return to Abbey Hills, Missouri, the hometown she abruptly abandoned nearly two decades earlier—and her unexpected arrival in the sleepy Ozark town catches the attention of someone—or something—igniting a two-hundred-fifty-year-old desire that rages like a wildfire.

Unaware of the darkness stalking her, Nina is confronted with a series of events that threaten to unhinge her sobriety. Her daughter wants to spend time with the parents Nina left behind. A terrifying event that has haunted Nina for almost twenty years begins to surface. And an alluring neighbor initiates an unusual friendship with Nina, but is Markus truly a kindred spirit or a man guarding dangerous secrets?

As everything she loves hangs in the balance, will Nina’s feeble grasp on her demons be broken, leaving her powerless against the thirst? The battle between redemption and obsession unfold to its startling, unforgettable end.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tilequa | 2/13/2014

    " i thought it would be a better ending but it was still good!!!!!!!!! the end was sad!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 2/10/2014

    " I am not into vampire books. It didnt really go into that part of it. The book was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorena | 2/6/2014

    " No what I thought it was going to be but none the less still a very interesting story. Easy fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/4/2014

    " Easy, fast read. Nothing spectacular, but I did enjoy reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Reierson | 1/28/2014

    " I had no idea this was a Christian book until I was already home from the library. The storyline of the book -- a recovering alcoholic trying to get her life back and regain her family's trust, mixed in with a vampire on the loose seemed really interesting. It was a super quick read and gave a little glimpse into what it's like to live with addiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Jackson | 1/17/2014

    " I had no idea what this book was about when I started it, except that the main character had a drinking problem. I thought by the cover it might have something to do with vampires, but I never would have thought someone would write a "Christian vampire" novel. It was kind of weird and interesting, but I won't be reading it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amydeanne | 1/15/2014

    " Well written but unexpected a better vampire story so disappointed on that level- still great story on a whole though but not what I was expecting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ilsa Hinsley | 1/8/2014

    " The alcoholic and the vampire: both good ideas that probably shouldn't have been combined. Top that off with an abrupt, tidy 'happily ever after', and you've got a book that's only good for killing a couple of hours (hence the two stars). This one definitely goes on my swap-out pile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 1/1/2014

    " A vampire novel with Christian undertones??? I kinda loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delicia Grier | 12/20/2013

    " Great book for a day at the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly King | 12/10/2013

    " This book was just ok. It was slow at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark Polson | 10/2/2012

    " Not a great book. I trudged through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 9/10/2012

    " I actually loved this, I just wish it would have been more romantic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seneca Massie | 5/13/2012

    " This book was really awesome!!! I couldnt put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Dudley | 11/11/2011

    " I soooo did not see the vampire angle coming. This is a pretty good book. I don't remember ever reading a book about vampires I liked. This was easy on the vampire bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Swanson | 8/29/2011

    " A Christian Vampire novel?? Why yes indeed. I gave it 5 stars because I thought the concept was intriguing. I did enjoy the book a great deal too. It deals with a lot of different issues, plus there's vampires. It's probably not for everyone, but i liked it. =D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 4/23/2011

    " I thought I would try the world of adult vampires......still on Team Edward! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 1/29/2011

    " Not a great book. I trudged through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riot | 1/15/2011

    " Good story about overcoming your addictions. Not crazy about the vampire, witchcraft, and rituals that were in it. Good book but I wouldn't buy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seneca | 12/18/2010

    " This book was really awesome!!! I couldnt put it down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tilequa | 11/12/2010

    " i thought it would be a better ending but it was still good!!!!!!!!! the end was sad!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 10/21/2010

    " Okay, this was a christian, recovering from alcohol, vampire, and angry kid book. The recovery part was good and went hand in hand with the angry kid part. The christian part was barely there. The vampire part seemed to be added after the rest of the book was written.

    Not worth the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/9/2010

    " I liked this book. Parts made me want to cry. It's mostly about a woman recovering from her addiction to alcohol, the vampire side of it is not even really important to the story at all. It just makes a bit of suspense to the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/7/2010

    " Easy, fast read. Nothing spectacular, but I did enjoy reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/2/2010

    " This book was just ok. It was slow at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 7/25/2010

    " A vampire novel with Christian undertones??? I kinda loved it. "

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About the Narrator

Abby Craden has been a professional actress and voice artist for over sixteen years and can be heard in numerous television and radio commercials, video games, and audiobooks. She has twice won the AudioFile Earphones Award.