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Raising A Vampire (Suckers Book 2)
Who is friend and who is foe?
Kate and her little family lead an extremely quiet life. This life is thrown into chaos when the true identity of their daughter gets out. Can Kate keep her family and her wits together?
One day, Kate makes the mistake to invite a colleague into her home. He betrays her trust and commits an act of violence. When Kate's daughter comes to the rescue, she exposes herself for what she is; a sucker child. Kate accompanies her daughter when she is imprisoned. The situation quickly spirals downhill when an old flame of Kate turns up and he resumes his quest for Kate's love.
Once more, Kate is thrown into turmoil and heartache.
Join Kate as she struggles with the amorous feelings that awaken after meeting her old flame. Feel her pain as she loses the friendship of a good friend, as she pushes her daughter away from her instead of keeping her on the right path, and as she tries to stay faithful to her partner.
Can Kate keep her family and her wits together?
Some reviews received:
"Honestly, I loved this book."
"The plot is full of unexpected twists."
"The monster of all emotional rollercoasters."
"A ride through the unexpected and sure to peak your curiosity."
"There's some nice wit on show to keep everything from getting too dark."
"It's a fast read, that races through a short time span, that did keep me turning the pages."
"Ms. Dahlhaus reinvigorates those old bitey routines with a bit of smart storytelling while managing to make insightful comments on our society."
This book was first published in March 2016 under the name 'Succedaneum.' This is the second edition.
The Prequel of the Suckers Trilogy, 'Releasing A Vampire,' is a novelette about how the virus was released into the world and introduces the main characters of the Suckers Trilogy.
Book 1, 'Living Like A Vampire,' begins the Suckers Trilogy with the story of Kate as a young science teacher who, with her friends, flee the sucker-attack during Black October by hiding at a campground in the countryside. They are safe there... until things go very wrong.
In Book 3, 'Killing A Vampire,' we forward three years after Book 2. Kate comes home one day and finds her partner missing. The police don't think there's foul play at hand and aren't doing much until Kate receives a horrifying parcel on her doorstep, revealing it's the past that is back to haunt Kate. Nevertheless, Kate needs to ponder the question if her relationship really was all she thought it was...