"I don’t plan to kill you…unless, of course, you force me to."
Late-night radio show psychologist Rain Sommers is used to the crazies calling in to rage from the back alleys of the French Quarter and the shadows of the bayou. But one caller’s chilling obsession with her and her long-ago murdered mother - an iconic singer beloved among the city’s goth community - has even the jaded Rain running scared as a sadistic serial killer known as the Vampire prowls New Orleans.
FBI agent Trevor Rivette is convinced her midnight caller and the killer are one and the same. As it becomes disturbingly clear that the Vampire has a sick bloodlust only Rain can satisfy, she allows Trevor to get closer and closer. He soon discovers, however, that his secretive past and troubled present are intertwined - and that he may die trying to keep Rain’s fate out of a madman's control.
Leslie Tentler worked in public relations as a writer and editor for nearly two decades. Her first manuscript won the prestigious Maggie Award of Excellence.
©2011 Leslie Tentler (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc
"A smooth prose style and an authentic Big Easy vibe distinguish Tentler's debut.... The shivers are worthy of a Lisa Jackson." (Publishers Weekly)
"A romantic thriller that continually keeps you on the edge of your seat." (Fresh Fiction)
"From the turn of the first page, Leslie Tentler hooks the reader and holds them in the palm of her hand." (Examiner.com)
This is the 1st of this type book I've tried. The romance had a weak in foundation. I enjoyed it and l intend to listen to the entire series Overall rating 4.5, not a 4 but not a 5.
Her narration is quite good but when i coms to character voices..... I'm just curious why they would have a woman narrate a book that has only 2 female characters. I can't be sure it really could have ben done better by a male narrator. Rain's voice was a wee bit breathy on top of the New Orleans accent, Trevor's a bit forced to be deep. Rated a 4.5, not a 4 but not a 5.
A smarter leading lady. I have now read all three of the books in this series - my 2 quibbles are the lack of real passion between the main characters - or - the believability of it. And in all three of these books the leading female character has 2 or three instances of completely too stupid to live moments where she puts herself in danger after significant threats have already been made. I find that a very annoying trait in someone who should have more sense.
The storyline is well written with a good plot. Just need a smarter leading lady...
I love books. I love reading. My current health issues include depression, and reading can be difficult. Audible has given me books back.
Less supernatural than expected, but still a good experience as Margarite Gavin is one of the best readers out there. I prefer her fantasy/supernatural voiceovers. This piece could move a little slow, but the New Orleans background creates a texture and character herself.
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