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The Takerby Alma Katsu
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andlt;iandgt;andlt;bandgt;True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvraeand#8212;Lannyand#8212;walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the townand#8217;s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steepand#8212;an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, andlt;iandgt;The Takerandlt;/iandgt; is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.
Alma Katsu's haunting debut novel about an immortal woman involved in a two-hundred-year love triangle with a Puritan settler and a Hungarian count.
About the Author
Alma Katsu has a B.A. in Writing from Brandeis University, where she studied under John Irving, and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins Writing Program. She lives with her husband in Virginia.
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