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?
I'm not on the vampire craze but when I saw Tracey Bateman's books I thought I would give them a try. I really liked Thirsty, the first book in this series, so when I saw Tandem up for review I eagerly grabbed it. I'm so glad I did too! I don't think you have to have read Thirsty to read Tandem but it might help a little.
It's been six months since the residents of Abbey Hills were terrorized by a murderer. Supposedly the murderer was killed in a fire along with Markus Chasom. Lauryn's auction house is in charge of auctioning off Markus's house and the stuff inside. Lauryn's plate is pretty full with work and taking care of her dad who has Alzheimer. But regardless, Lauryn finds herself caught up in very odd mystery. Could there be vampires in Abbey Hills??
Amede Dastillon comes to town after receiving a package from Lauryn. Amede is searching for her long lost sister and thinks she might me in Abbey Hills. But once she arrives in town it isn't long before the murders start back up again. Soon Amede finds herself the center of attention of the police. Can she find her sister and prove she's innocence...if she is innocence?? ;)
Tandem is filled with quite a few twists and turns that you won't see coming, at least I didn't see them coming. It's certainly a page-turner but it also deals with some serious things such as Lauryn dealing with her dad. I really enjoyed it and think even if you aren't into vampires but you like mysteries that you should give Tandem a try.
*I recieved my free review copy from the publishers*