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Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite
The story that Miriam Van Scott tells in Bandun Gate begins on the day when Miriam and her daughter Abigail (Abby) decide to visit a place called Bandun Gate, despite a warning to stay away. Shortly after the visit, Abby starts acting strangely. This is when Miriam discovers that the person she believes to be Abby is no longer her daughter but is Rylah, an evil spirit who needs Abby's body to return to the living. The real Abby is safe for now, but she has a headache, and things can get worse if her mother does not find a way to get rid of Rylah. Will Miriam be able to save her daughter?
Bandun Gate is one of the best books about evil spirits that I have ever read. Miriam Van Scott based this novel on real events that when told as a story are exciting from cover to cover. I followed the research that Miriam conducted in an attempt to save her daughter with great enthusiasm. I accompanied her eagerly when she went to talk to Mike (the husband of a woman who died at Bandun Gate) and when she went through her Vermicular File for insights into the way to stop Rylah. The characterization of Rylah is extraordinary as you feel her spirit beside you. I was thrilled by this tale and recommend it to all those who love to read about evil spirits and who enjoy supernatural events. This book has all the ingredients to fascinate them.