The Better to Hold You

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Del Rey/Ballantine, 2009 - Fiction - 323 pages
24 Reviews
“The sort of book that makes you want to invest in silver bullets before meeting the author.”
–Neil Gaiman


Manhattan veterinarian Abra Barrow has more sense about animals than she
has about men. So when her adored journalist husband returns from a
research trip to Romania and starts pacing their apartment like a caged
wolf, Abra agrees to move with him to a rural mansion upstate in order to save her marriage.

But while there are perks to her new life, particularly in the bedroom,
Abra soon discovers that nothing in the bucolic town of Northside is
what it seems. The local tavern serves a dangerous, predatory
underworld. Her husband has developed feral new appetites and a roving
eye, and his lack of humanity isn’t entirely emotional. As the moon waxes full, Abra must choose between trusting the man she married, taking a chance on a seductive stranger, or following her own animal instincts.

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Review: The Better to Hold You (Abra Barrow #1)

User Review  - Joanne - Goodreads

I did enjoy this book, just not as much as I have some others. One of the reasons for this is that I think I prefer stronger females as the main character and the main character in this book is most ... Read full review

Review: The Better to Hold You (Abra Barrow #1)

User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

"...This is the first novel about lycanthrophy that I have ever read, and I have to say - I really enjoyed it! It's essentially a paranormal romance, but there was also more to the story than simply ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Alisa Sheckley is a native New Yorker. After years as an editor at Vertigo, the mature/dark fantasy imprint of DC Comics, and working on the phenomenally popular Sandman series, she is now a full-time writer. She is the author of several novels, including The Dominant Blonde and Flirting in Cars. She lives just north of the New York City with her husband and two children.

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