Took this on holiday with me, not my normal genre but it had been recommended by a few people.
It gripped me from the start and kept me hooked all the way to the end. Great story, great characters can’t wait for the sequel. – Amazon Review
Johnny Mason couldn’t remember a time when he hadn’t been the odd one out. The strange kid who didn’t really belong anywhere and a sickly child since the age of nine, he didn’t seem to be getting any better.
While Henrietta, the object of his desire, had left town, and the rest of his weird friends were mysteriously being killed off, he found an inexplicable pull towards Yorgis, the reclusive writer he had befriended when delivering groceries.
When his friend Paula is murdered it’s the final straw and Johnny sinks into a depression for which he can imagine only one cure – death itself. When this wish is granted, however, it becomes apparent that there is more to the afterlife than he expected. His hometown of Lintonsea is unveiled as the hub for all the Vampires of Europe and Johnny is stunned to discover that Yorgis is their leader.
But this new life has its own problems. With plenty of enemies, Yorgis has to watch his back. And when one of them, the ancient vampire Draven, follows Henrietta on her return to town, Johnny finds himself at the centre of his unwanted attentions.
Draven has sensed something different about this new vampire’s blood and he is prepared to go to any devious lengths to take what he wants for himself.
Can Johnny find the strength to emerge as the one who can destroy Draven once and for all? Or will the huge effort that is required be his own undoing?