Nina Parker is an alcoholic—a recovering one, recently released from rehab. She’s lost everything, including the husband she loves. But returning to her hometown with a reluctant daughter in tow may not be the easiest way to re-enter the world. Abbey Hills holds the parents Nina abandoned at age sixteen, her perfect sister, the man who stole her innocence, and a heart full of terrifying memories she’s not quite ready to confront.
It also houses the handsome, mysterious Markus Chisom. He’s as much an addict as is Nina … but his thirst is dark and unspeakable, though centuries of practice have given him more control than Nina has yet achieved. His obsession with Nina is older than she can possibly imagine. But an old acquaintance is in town as well.
Will Nina find the strength she needs to save herself and her daughter? Will Markus help her, or will
Tracey Bateman does an astounding job of interweaving a spiritual message within a tapestry of dark desires. Thirsty is a spine-tingling story of addiction and recovery, love and loss, hope and healing … good and evil. It’s a witness to God’s power to quench a raving thirst, heal a hurting heart, and mend a broken life. A well written, tightly woven, wonderfully mesmerizing tale.
Releasing October 6th, WaterBrook Press.