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{July 5, 2011}   {Review} Vampire Shift by Tim O’Rourke (Book One–The Kiera Hudson Series)

From Goodreads: When twenty-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations and missing persons, with her unique ability of ‘seeing’, Kiera soon realizes her life is in danger.

But when Kiera falls in love with Police officer Luke Bishop, not only is her mind and her heart opened to a terrifying new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings. In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who or what is behind the gruesome deaths on the ‘Vampire Shift’.


O’Rourke has done it again, creating an intriguing masterpiece, completely original and captivating.  This vampire novel is not like anything I’ve ever read before, and O’Rourke’s combination of police knowledge and vampire lore makes for a riveting new series starring Kiera Hudson, a young aspiring policewoman.  Complete with suspense, mystery, and intrigue, Vampire Shift takes the reader on a journey into the depths of The Ragged Cove, a place where many have ventured, but few have returned. 

I love that Kiera is a strong female lead, possessing the gift of sight where so many others miss vital clues.  An asset to any police force, Kiera comes on the scene in The Ragged Cove only to be met with disdain by the current police force.  The fact that Kiera does not crumple and stays true to herself, trusting her instincts, makes her an outstanding, strong character that readers will quickly come to love.

O’Rourke weaves together a story of horror and romance in this first book of the series, and I cannot wait for the sequel to release.  I highly recommend this novel to all readers, both young and old alike.  Five stars to this magnificent novel. 

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Check out the book trailer to further whet your appetite for this amazing novel:

Check out O’Rourke’s other novels:

Black Hill Farm

Black Hill Farm: Andy’s Diary

Zachary Black and the Doorways to Endra 


vanschick757 says:

I got this on my Kindle and have yet gotten to the rest of books in series but Im looking forward to it cause I did find this one so interesting and loved the new spin on vamps.

Great review. I love to read a good book especially if it has vampires in it.

bn100 says:

I enjoyed the review and trailer. This sounds like a very intriguing and suspenseful book.

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