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5.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable episode in the Argeneau Vampire series, 20 April 2008
This review is from: Vampire, Interrupted: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire) (Mass Market Paperback)
"Vampire Interrupted" carries on directly after the previous book, "Vampires Are Forever", and in fact some of the events in this book relate to those in the previous. "Vampires Are Forever" featured Thomas Argeneau who had been sent to look for his aunt Marguerite who has gone missing whilst working as a detective and trying to find the mother of Christian Notte who had hired her. In "Vampire Interrupted" we see events from Marguerite's point of view as she travels to England and from London to York in search of the story of Christian's past.

This reader had felt that the Argeneau series was getting a little tired and formulaic with the books basically rehashing the same plot devices (woman is turned into vampire by Argeneau man, has to learn to live with the new life, decides she loves the hero). "Vampire Interrupted" is a rather different book and this is a great mark in its favour. For once both hero and heroine are already vampires, are in fact old vampires with children and long histories. In this story Marguerite finds herself under attack from a mystery assailant as she, along with mortal private detective Tiny, tries to follow historical clues to Christian Notte's origins. She knows already that Christian's father Julius won't tell him about his mother, instead Julius has managed to frighten off every previous detective from the hunt, and sure enough Julius appears on the scene in London. Yet things are rather different and he doesn't try to prevent Marguerite and Tiny's searching, instead he goes with them as they travel to York to try to find out more.

It soon becomes clear that events in Marguerite's past may contain the answer to some of her questions as well as causing her to mistrust Julius when she finds herself drawn to him. There are some unexpected plot directions in this book that worked really well, even the 'baddie' was a surprise and yet very plausible. The story of two older people trying to put aside their cumulative life experiences to learn to trust each other was very well written and the conclusion was wrapped up nicely. This is definitely one of the better stories in this series and undoubtedly will appeal to Lynsay Sands' fans.

Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book Helen Hancox 2008
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