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Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite
When teens Heather and Jillian sneak out to go dancing at a new club which promises them “more fun than they had ever had before,” they open up the door to an evil that neither of them realized existed in Argenteret. Kevin, Heather’s uncle, comes for a visit, because he is struggling with his own problems at home and is suddenly wrapped up in rescuing Heather from a powerful Vampire who has several teens, including Jillian and several police officers, under his command to help cover up murder, kidnapping and drug dealing. Heather discovers that her faith in Jesus Christ is much more powerful than evil and the testimony of her faith draws the attention of her uncle, who has always had nothing but contempt for God. The strong faith of Heather’s parents and the demonstration of love by Heather’s church community and the power of prayer all work together in combating the evil which threatens to take the lives of Heather, Kevin, Jillian and perhaps even Heather’s parents.
This is a very well-written book which does a great job of developing characters and plot into a highly intriguing and suspenseful account of how one family’s faith is able to overcome a very powerful evil. The conflicts that are attacking and testing the faith of Heather and her family, as well as the struggle that Kevin is having with his own disbelief in God, are well-crafted into the overall struggle of the kidnappings, murder and extortion that are taking place in the main plot line. This is a page-turner with a very strong message about the power of the Christian faith in overcoming evil. The reader will feel the pain, the doubt, the strengthening and the transformation of each of the characters as they work their way through this extraordinary nightmare, which the author has made into a very well-crafted and believable story.