Did you ever have a book grab you by the scruff of your neck and completely own you until you turned the last page? Well, it just happened to me with Alma Katu's The Taker.
Sexual, dark, fast-paced and utterly absorbing, I don't want to spoil a single word of the plot for you. But the book begins with a mystery, in rural Maine, when a woman is brought into the hospital covered in blood and calmly claiming to have killed a man. Before you can blink, she and the doctor are on the run while she fills him in on her history. And when you've found a way to live forever, that takes a while.
You won't be entirely sure who is good and who is bad. You will be sure that you can't stop reading.
The best part about this book? Its sequel, The Reckoning, releases on June 19. Which means you've got just enough time to plow through Book One before gleefully jumping into Book Two.