For today’s Thursday Give Away, we have Alma Katsu’s The Taker.
Here’s the official blurb:
True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price.
On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural St. Andrew, Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting a quiet evening. Until a mysterious woman arrives in his ER, escorted by police—Lanore McIlvrae is a murder suspect—and Luke is inexplicably drawn to her. As Lanny tells him her story, an impassioned account of love and betrayal that transcends time and mortality, she changes his life forever. . . .
At the turn of the nineteenth century, when St. Andrew was a Puritan settlement, Lanny was consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, and she will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for eternity.
The Taker is an innovative blend of historical fiction, paranormal, fantasy, and thriller. It reminded me a little bit of a lot of things (Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Miller’s Kill, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire), but wasn’t quite like any of them.
So, for a copy of The Taker, here’s your question:
What books have you picked up recently that have surprised or intrigued you?
Winner to be announced on Sunday….