Tandem by Tracey Bateman

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis: 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?

My Review: Christian Vampire Stories? Come on! What has the world come to? Tandem was my first ever  Christian Vampire novel. To say the least, I was unimpressed with the unbelievable and awkward combination of satanic symbols with Christian views. I was not impressed. In my honest opinion, I do not know how someone could combine Christian Lit. and Vampires into one book...even if it was to allow those who are Christian, but love Vampire Lit. to have it in a compact version with a good moral meaning, etc. To me, it was unappealing, frustrating, and it turned me off from the moment I opened the book. Not a book I would ever consider reading again. As far as I'm concerned, I'm going to burn the book.


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