From Publishers Weekly
When American photographer Rose Early arrives in the English village of Marlton in response to a frantic summons from her sister, Joan, she discovers that Joan has disappeared; Joan's cottage is empty except for a cardboard box with photos intended for a book she was working on for All Saints Church. At the bottom of the box is a horror novel titled Do You Believe in Evil?
by V.F. Drummond. On the last page, Joan had written, "I believe." Unnerved and perplexed, Rose tracks down Vic Drummond, which is easy since he's in Marlton closing up his recently deceased Aunt Alice's cottage, but getting answers from him is a little more difficult. It seems his aunt died under mysterious circumstances, along with several other members of All Saints. Now auntie's spirit is trying to warn him of some impending danger by way of ominous, undeletable messages on his computer screen. Rose and Vic quickly become sexually involved and go at it like two people, well, possessed. With its paranormal energy, English ambience and steamy sex scenes, this book won't disappoint fans of Lawrence's previous supernatural romances (Lord of the Mist
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Lawrence's latest thrusts family photographer Rose Early into a horrific mystery when she visits the cozy English village of Marleton in search of her missing sister, Joan, and encounters evil. Staying in the bed-and-breakfast unit Joan had rented, Rose finds hidden research notes for the book Joan was working on, a camera lens she would never willingly leave behind, and a copy of a best-selling horror novel called Do You Believe in Evil?
Vic Drummond, the book's author, is in Marleton to visit the cottage he inherited from an aunt; and even though he rebuffs Rose at first, he contrives to keep her near by convincing her that she must complete Joan's book before she leaves. Against a darkly atmospheric setting, so convincingly presented one can smell the corruption and visualize the creepy London sex club that may provide some clues, Rose and Vic discover that both evil and love manifest power that may be impossible to resist. Diana Tixier HeraldCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved