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Monday, June 27, 2011

This Book Will Grab You and Not Let Go!

I just finished Tracey Bateman's book "Thirsty". Talk about a book that is a real pages turner! I finished it in one day because I had to keep reading it to see what was going to happen. The storyline was well written and had you on the edge of your seat. It was not your average predictable suspense. And I liked that!
Here is a little of what the book was about:

Nina Parker was married and is now divorced with two children, her demons comes flying at her in every possible moment on the pages. After hitting rock bottom, Nina's sister, Jill, takes the broken woman in. Jill lives in Nina's hometown of Abbey Hills, Missouri, and has arranged for a job for Nina as a waitress until she can get back on her feet. Nina was a vet before alcoholism took over and is hoping to save enough to return to Houston one day and open up her own practice.
Returning to Abbey Hills is a difficult idea for Nina as it's a place she hasn't seen in 16 years. She left one terrible night when she was only 18 years old, not yet realizing that she had become pregnant. She hadn't faced her parents in all that time, and they had never met her children. They are overjoyed to get the opportunity now, but it's a hard situation for Nina to face.

Nina's daughter, Meagan, accompanies her for a week-long trip, the stay being arranged by her dad is an attempt to repair an extraordinarily strained mother-daughter relationship. Though Meagan is furious about the forced trip, she has lost faith in her mother long ago, Nina still holds on to the hope that she can begin to make up for years of hurt. The only catch is that Meagan's real father also lives in Abbey Hills and Nina doesn't want him to know about her. And there have been disturbing events on the news, with some animals nearby having been found mutilated and a young woman murdered. The community is in a state of panic, and the situation has escalated enough to make both Hunt, Nina's ex and Nina nervous.

Nina becomes friends with Markus who is her sister's neighbor, and who seems charming enough, but he is holding a dark secret as well.

Nina, Markus, Jill, Meggie and Hunt became so real that I felt that I knew them. I found myself having to put the book down for a few moments several times in order to catch my breath as events unfolded. The authors ability to develop the relationship between Nina and her daughter was so believable for anyone that has raised a teenage daughter.

Ok, I have to stop or I will tell you too much about the book. You have to read it! You will either end up liking it, or not. But it definitely will keep you in suspense. I think Tracey did a great job with this one!

Happy Reading**

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