Author(s): Alma Katsu
A "mesmerizing" (Booklist, starred review) and haunting love story that spans 200 years, The Taker blends immortality, alchemy, sensuality, and betrayal into an unforgettable tale.
True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price..
On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural St. Andrew, Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting a quiet evening. Until a mysterious woman arrives in his ER, escorted by police--Lanore McIlvrae is a murder suspect--and Luke is inexplicably drawn to her. As Lanny tells him her story, an impassioned account of love and betrayal that transcends time and mortality, she changes his life forever. . . . At the turn of the nineteenth century, Lanny was consumed as a child by her love for the son of St. Andrew's founder, and she will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep-- an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate.