Summary from Goodreads
Samantha Carter believes that a vampire is responsible for the brutal deaths of four women in Whitechapel, London, England. Each murder is identical to those committed a hundred years before by a very different serial killer.
Desperate to prove the killer’s identity, Samantha follows him onto a late night tube train. But Samantha doesn’t reach the next station and finds herself on a very different journey, where she discovers vampires are very real and far more dangerous than she had ever imagined. To stay alive, Samantha needs to figure out why things have gone so terribly wrong for her – and more importantly, why she is out of time?
‘Vampire Seeker’ is Book One in the Samantha Carter Series.
Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Piatkus (16 Jan. 2014)
Man, this book has been on my must read list for ages and ages! I thought I had an idea what it was going to be all about but boy could I not have been more wrong! This book took me to places I wasn’t expecting, at a break-neck pace and I just loved it!
This is my second O’Rourke book and I’m very pleased to announce that I am adding myself to his huge list of fans. I adored the writing, everything was described with such vivid beauty that things bounced right off the page. We don’t have your typical pretty boy vampires here, these are nasty buggers that you don’t want to run across.
I think main character Samantha Carter is kick-ass awesome! She has sass, is funny and can shoot…even if she can’t quite remember how she came by that skill. She believes and wants to prove that vampires exist, she follows someone recreating something very similar to Jack-the-Ripper’s grizzly murders and just knows they are a vampire. Long story short…she finds herself back in time armed with guns in the wild west with a stand out cast of characters.
Each character introduced held their own air of intriguing mystery and I just wanted to delve further into their own stories. The storyline bumps along at a wicked pace and what I enjoyed the most was the never knowing who to trust and never quite knowing what to expect around each darkened corner. In the end I was very pleasantly surprised.
All in all Vampire Seeker is a very interesting and very different Vampire tale. It has some seriously fantastic characters (Preacher is my fav) that I can’t wait to discover more about. Tim O’Rourke sure knows how to dish out those details and I revealed in those especially bloody ones. Please bring on book 2 already this one was over far to quickly for my liking….
*Special thanks to Piatkus for the review copy*
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