by Shannon Drake (pseudonym of Heather Graham)
‘Vampire’ series Book #5
The tree-lined streets and mystical shops of Salem, Massachusetts resonate with a seductive and brutal history. New Orleans musician Megan O’Casey has returned to the home ofh er ancestors to perform, with her husband Finn, in a weeklong series of concerts, culminating on All Hallow’s Eve … and to renew her connection with the past.
But from the moment they arrive in Salem, Finn seems different – sensual beyond belief one moment; cold and ruthless the next. The locals – even Megan’s relatives – regard him strangely, with a distrust bordering on hatred. Megan must soon face the fact that something powerful is rising, a malevolence that may have already claimed Finn for its own…
As the full moon approaches, Megan senses that she, too, is in great danger. Sinister forces seem to be bringing her closer to darkness in a centuries-old ritual that music cannot tame … and time cannot conquer…
Review: Finished Wednesday, November 1st, 2006. Great book! The descriptions of Salem and everything that goes on brings a vivid picture of place and events. You can feel the confusion, the fear, that the characters feel. Again, at first, you dn’t really know the connection, but about halfway through, it comes together, and the action and climax of the story keeps you glued and turning the pages. I thought both characters, Finn and Megan, were strong despite their confusion and denial, and the love they have for each other is so fierce, some of us can only wish we had that very thing. I thought it was well done, including the historic facts. A great read!