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The Taker

(2011)
(The first book in the Taker series)
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True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae - Lanny - walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.

Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town's founder, Lanny 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 for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.

Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.

Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Praise for this book

"A frighteningly compelling story." - Keith Donohue


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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Taker
Author(s): Alma Katsu
ISBN: 1-4391-9705-9 / 978-1-4391-9705-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy
Author(s): Alma Katsu
ISBN: 1-4516-7645-X / 978-1-4516-7645-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy
Author(s): Alma Katsu
ISBN: 1-4391-9706-7 / 978-1-4391-9706-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Taker: (Book 1 of The Immortal Trilogy)
Author(s): Alma Katsu
ISBN: 0-09-955284-1 / 978-0-09-955284-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Taker
Author(s): Alma Katsu
ISBN: 1-4516-6108-8 / 978-1-4516-6108-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Taker: (Book 1 of The Immortal Trilogy)
Author(s): Alma Katsu
ISBN: 1-84605-817-1 / 978-1-84605-817-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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September 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Taker
Author(s): Alma Katsu
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Taker
Author(s): Alma Katsu
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Taker
Author(s): Alma Katsu
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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May 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Taker
Author(s): Alma Katsu
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Taker (Unabridged Audio CDs)
Author(s): Alma Katsu
ISBN: 1-4618-0575-9 / 978-1-4618-0575-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy
Author(s): Alma Katsu
Publisher: Gallery Books
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April 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Taker: (Book 1 of The Immortal Trilogy) (The Taker Trilogy)
Author(s): Alma Katsu
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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