For how long? I'm not entirely sure, and there's a chance that she may never wake up. Still, that doesn't mean you shouldn't read, enjoy, despise, and/or discuss the 46 reviews, 16 guest posts/interviews, and 5+ contributor posts.
Since this is a book given to me by Suspense Magazine, meaning I can't post my review for it until the editor gives me permission, I can't give anything here but very general thoughts on the book. However, I WILL post the official review on Triple R and the 6 other venues I usually post my reviews as soon as I can.
It took me much longer to read Drawn in Blood than it usually takes me to read a 400-page book, but that had nothing to do with the book itself. Life took me for a wild ride, and I did say in my Book Review Explanation how this may effect the reviews.
In all, I liked the book. I gave it a 4 out of 5 in the spur of the moment, but, considering all that I liked about the book, I'm thinking about giving it a 5 out of 5. Recently, definitely since Jamie DeBree posted about characterization when she guest appeared, I've been thinking alot about the balance between characterization and plot in contemporary fiction, definitely with thrillers such as this one. I feel like Andrea Kane does a marvelous job balancing the romance between Sloane Burbank and Derek Parker with the fast action cornering in on them. The end is much like a symphony of one unraveling event after another, and I also like how this is handled. I mean, the whole story is pretty much like that, but it all comes together the way it should in a good mystey/thriller book by the end.