Love me a good vampire story and this is just that!
Author: Lisa Worrall
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Maria Fanning
Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
A dark killer haunts the streets of Los Angeles, stalking unwilling victims and draining their blood. When the evidence runs dry, Detective Max Bowman quenches his thirst at his local bar hoping for inspiration. Instead, he’s robbed and left for dead in the alley. Waking up in the warm bed of horror novelist Carter Gray was the last thing he expected, but it may be the lead he needs. For Carter hides a dangerous secret behind his life as a bestselling author and it might be the answer, no matter how unbelievable, Max has been looking for.
But as they search for the killer, Max begins to wonder if he’s being led in circles by a mastermind of plot twists and deception.
1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, January 2012
I really do like a good simple vampire story every so often and Thirst really fitted the bill. I do not mean ‘simple’ as derogatory at all, but in the sense that this is a clean written, vampire story. It is also a love story between Matt Bowman an incorruptible, human cop and Carter Gray a vampire. The fact that they are gay is a passing fact and not an issue, which I liked in fact Carter is actually bisexual. The vampire kills people to feed and the fact that he doesn’t really feel bad about it, nor is he seeking alternatives, is rather refreshing. Carter isn’t evil he’s a predator and he kills to exist.
Of course this issue becomes slightly cloudier when he falls in love with a ‘pesky’ human who has morals and a conscience, but for the sake of the story it isn’t deeply dwelt upon, and the angst is of the romantic variety including danger to a loved one. So not too many internal moral arguments. The vampire traits are left simple, blood, sunlight, decapitation with heightened senses and physical strength. Any other known traits are dealt with as the imaginings of TV shows.
There are murders, which are different from Carter’s killings and must be solved. Carter is almost indignant that he should be accused of killings he didn’t do, but quite happy to accept the ones he did. Now it has to be said that the absence of moral argument does leave us with a slightly worrying ending and a lot of bodies. It is however, a good love story and an enjoyable read.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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