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As a psychologist for the Los Angeles police department, Jamie Beaverbrook has seen it all. Or so he thinks until the night a full moon brings out the crazies, including Terry Ferriman. Trouble is, Terry isn’t exactly crazy. But how else can the police explain finding the girl in an alley off Sunset, crouched over a man’s lifeless body, her mouth smeared with blood? After an interview that is unsettling at best, the good doctor decides to dig deeper into Terry’s story. What he discovers is that a world he previously imagined to exist only in horror movies is actually flourishing in the shadows of L.A. Vampires are real, walking among - and feeding on - humans every day. Beaverbrook knows he should be frightened, but his fascination with Terry is all-consuming. And when he realizes that a shadowy government organization has captured several vampires, including Terry, Beaverbrook must decide just whose side he is on…
©2012 Stephen Leather (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Fun Lovin Lady on 27-03-2012

Fans of Stephen King, will LOVE this book!

What did you love best about Once Bitten?

Right from the start, this story draws you in. I know that I have gotten my money's worth, when I find myself picking my kids up early, just so I can listen to my book.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the ending. Sorry, but I can't elaborate. You'll just have find out for yourselves.

What does James Langton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love his voice. Also, I found myself enthralled by the story. Only with a truly talented narrator does this happen.

If you could take any character from Once Bitten out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Terry. Hands down. The stories she could tell.

Any additional comments?

I have had discussions with both, women and men, whom are fans of the paranormal genre. I found something interesting. Whenever I asked them to list the books they liked best, the men tended to list books that had a male author, while the females preferred books penned by women authors.
This book reminded me of this. I kept thinking this is more of a man's vampire story.

Do the characters have sex? Yes, but it's not detailed.

There are no bonding males, that start stinking up the room with

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2 out of 5 stars
By Hope & Jorge on 08-10-2017

the ending killed the whole story for me.

the ending wasn't even an ending, it just left the story hanging in the middle and as far as I can tell there is no follow up book as this is a stand alone book. very frustrating. I think I'll be returning it since I didn't bargain to purchase half a story when I bought this book. I'm horribly dissapointed.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Hilary T. on 17-03-2012

A bite in the tale.

I am a great Stephen Leather fan and have thoroughly enjoyed his Dan Shepherd and Jack Nightingale stories in particular. This book is rather different to his usual genre, being based on a very clever twist as to how genetically unusual individuals have, over the centuries, become the basis for the mythical creatures called vampires. They still exist in the modern world, but are hunted by the government, who want to take them apart, mentally and physically, in order to understand the genetic reasons for their longevity. This sounds dull, but the story is far from that. It is a gripping story of the developing relationship between a psychologist, employed by the Police Dept. to profile criminals who allege they are insane and a beautiful young woman, who turns out to be one of these genetically mutant individuals. It had me utterly gripped and the ending was the real bite in the tale. Not at all what I expected. An excellent and entertaining download. I heartily recommend it to you.

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3 out of 5 stars
By leanne on 09-07-2012

Enjoyed allot more that I was expecting to

I bought this book with my credits for a long haul flight. I was very pleasantly surprised. I say give it a go

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