Finals are over, and twenty-year-old Claire Matthews can hardly wait to begin summer break until…she arrives home to an army of police swarming her parents’ front lawn. Detective Reynolds delivers the dreadful news that the man and woman inside the home are dead, and Claire is forced to identify their mummified bloodless bodies. Her world comes to a grinding halt when she learns that it is her mother and father who are the deceased, and her younger brother, JJ, is nowhere to be found. The predator accused…a vampire.
Claire is no stranger to vampires; in fact, these days’ vamps are a dime a dozen. One-hundred-thirty years ago a vow was made, combining the two worlds. A vampire’s survival no longer required a human sacrifice. Vampire Centers were created, offering human blood through transfusion; yet, why were her parents bled dry? Why now? What changed? Could a rogue vampire be responsible? Was it possible vampires, Nate and Parker, JJ’s best friends, suddenly hungered for human blood?
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I was kindly gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
To start with i really enjoyed reading this book. The story was well paced and flowed perfectly.
This story will draw you in from the first page. I enjoyed Claire finding herself.
The book is named after a pact that was formed over a hundred years ago where the Vampires agreed to not hunt and kill the humans and the humans to not hunt and kill the Vampires. It worked well….. Till now!
Claire comes home from college to find her parents home surrounded by police. Shortly thereafter she discovers that her parents are dead and her brother JJ is missing. Needing answers she volunteers at The Vampire Centre. Her goal is to interrogate the Vampires.
Claire came across as rather naive at first as she’s always putting herself in danger in a bid to find out the truth. But her opps moments i think were down to her having slayer blood in her veins. Like curiosity killed the cat kind of thing.
Connor is a charmer and was sweet but i felt i need more from him he just seemed kind of lost like a third wheel or something. Then the next thing i know he’s declaring his love for Claire.
Claire turned in a right ole sluth trying to find the killers of her parents and her missing brother JJ.
Some surprising twists and turns and i knew it moments. Would have been nice if there was a little romance before the declaration of “I love You” But that’s personal choice as i like a little romance with my reading. This is a very good Fantasy/Murder/Mystery.
I found myself hoping to find out more on Nate and Parker to and was gutted when it became apparent i wasn’t going to.
I would’t say this ended on a cliff hanger but just when things were all coming together it did end. Leaving me with a few questions. So i do hope there is going to be a follow on to this book.
I need to know what happened to JJ?
What is with the Formulas?
What this Society is?
What direction are Connor and Claire heading?
What is the importance of the Letter?
And just who is Doctor Phelps? Because there is way more to her than we’re lead to believe….
Book two pretty please….
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