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Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite
Warrant Officer Ryella Goode is called to the fourteenth brutal rape and murder committed by a serial killer. The victims are typically found in a shallow tidal pool on the beach. Each time, a black crow appears to Ryella immediately before another victim is found. Ryella has followed in her father’s footsteps as she has been a member of the South Africa Police Department for the past five years. Ryella and her sister, Kellina, lost their parents twelve years earlier, when they died from food poisoning. Their father had been investigating the death of Mayor Tom Brummer, and the case was never solved. Author Sannette Viljoen has written a gripping story in Spiritual Murder Encounters: The Two Doves. Although the main focus of the book is finding the serial killer, Ryella's and Kellina’s personal lives are also an integral part of the story. The negative spirit of the black crow is counterbalanced by the appearance of two doves who bring positive energies.
This book is a true page-turner; there are many unexpected twists and turns in this compelling story. Ryella’s drive to solve this case is supported by spiritual messages, adding an unique element to the mystery. The author is skilled in her ability to engage the reader from the first page to the last. Her writing is clear and succinct, with a perfect balance of factual information and emotional perspective. The character development is also well defined. Spiritual Murder Encounters: The Two Doves, written by Sannette Viljoen, is a fascinating work. It is the first book of a trilogy, and every reader will be anticipating the next two books of this series.