Lauryn McBride is grateful for the opportunity to save her family’s business from bankruptcy by overseeing an auction in Abbey Hills. But the arrival of a peculiar woman and the return of a former almost love draws her attention away from her singular goal of protecting her aging father. When signs emerge indicting that ritualistic murders have returned to Ozarks, Lauryn is pulled into a battle against an ancient evil.
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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?
About Tracey BatemanTracey Bateman lives in the Missouri Ozarks with her husband and family. With more than thirty novels in print, including Thirsty and Tandem, Tracey spends all her time telling tales, creating characters, and dreaming of other worlds.
320 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Oct 5, 2010
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Sneak PeekAs obsession and loss become dark partners, how far must the people of Abbey Hills go to survive? Download and read the first two chapters of Tandem by Tracey Bateman. Lauryn McBride is grateful for the opportunity to save her familys business from bankruptcy by overseeing an auction in Abbey Hills. But the arrival of a peculiar woman and the return of a former almost love draws her attention away from her singular goal of protecting her aging father. When signs emerge indicting that ritualistic murders have returned to Ozarks, Lauryn is pulled into a battle against an ancient evil. Download and read the first two chapters of Tandem by Tracey Bateman.
I enjoyed this book (see my reading updates HERE) When I picked this book up, I really wasn't sure what to expect. It was listed as Christian Fiction, but the synopsis was talking about Vampires. In my mind, I couldn't wrap around that. LOL In the end I thought the book was really good. I didn't realize it was a BOOK TWO in a series until after I finished, so I fully intend on picking up the first one which is Thirsty: A Novel. This...
OK, first off, I didn't realize this was a vampire book. I, personally, have had issues with the idea of a "Christian" vampire book. HOWEVER, I've read Tracey Bateman's books before and thoroughly enjoyed them, so I wanted to give her the opportunity to change my mind. Which I am happy to say she did! Though, I'm still not sure how I feel about vampire books, I did enjoy this book immensely. The author did a great job of drawing me into...
I will be the first to admit that I grew up loving vampire stories. I always felt sorry for them because, raised as a Christian I always wondered, what happened if you were a Christian and were bitten and became a vampire. Evidently Tracey Bateman had these same kind of thoughts. One thing I really loved about this book is that it showed both kinds of vampires. It showed those who were evil and those who truly wanted not to be what they...
I am so glad that I decided to read this book. This type of book usually isn't my thing but I fell in love with this book. It is amazingly written and it kept me wondering what was going to happen. I wish I would I have read the first book first but even with me not reading it first I was still able to figure out what was going on in this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery/thriller.
"Her own screams woke her. She had dreamed she was alone in the dark, captive of a madman. When she opened her eyes and realized the nightmare was real, she couldn't stop screaming." With a striking balance of family drama, mystery and a perfect dose of chills Tracey Bateman had me engrossed in her novel "Tandem" within the first chapter. Tandem - a novel by Tracey Bateman (Chapter 1) The story takes place in the quaint...