Motherless Child does a wonderful job of presenting readers with the darker side of vampirism. When unmarried mothers Natalie and Sophie leave their trailer park to let off a little steam at a local bar; they have no idea that a night with the sexy and mysterious lead singer, Whistler will leave them changed.
Things really start to get good after the two ladies realized what they have become, and leave their babies and the trailer park behind.
This is a book that will appeal to female readers because so much of it is about the bonds of child and parent.
Although the bond between Whistler and his mother comes off as more than a little Norman Bates. All in all, this is a very good horror read. There is a nice bit of blood and gore, and the creep factor stays with you long after you have finished the book.
The only true negative of this read comes in the form of Whistler's seeming obsession with Natalie. Even going so far as to refer to her as his Destiny...Yes, as in the name!
In his powerful novel, Motherless Child, Bram Stoker Award–nominee Glen Hirshberg, author of the International Horror Guild Award–winning American Morons, exposes the fallacy of the Twilight-style romantic vampire while capturing the heart of every reader.
It’s the thrill of a lifetime when Sophie and Natalie, single mothers living in a trailer park in North Carolina, meet their idol, the mysterious musician known only as “the Whistler.” Morning finds them covered with dried blood, their clothing shredded and their memories hazy. Things soon become horrifyingly clear: the Whistler is a vampire and Natalie and Sophie are his latest victims. The young women leave their babies with Natalie’s mother and hit the road, determined not to give in to their unnatural desires.
Hunger and desire make a powerful couple. So do the Whistler and his Mother, who are searching for Sophie and Natalie with the help of Twitter and the musician’s many fans. The violent, emotionally moving showdown between two who should be victims and two who should be monsters will leave readers gasping in fear and delight.
Originally published in a sold-out, limited edition, Motherless Child is an extraordinary Southern horror novel that Tor Books is proud to bring to a wider audience.