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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (May 9, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590524268
  • ASIN: B002U0KRG0
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,429,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Melanie Wells has been a private practice counselor since 1992. She is the founder and director of LifeWorks, a community of Christian therapists in Dallas , Texas . Her graduate degrees in counseling psychology and Biblical studies were earned at Our Lady of the Lake University , and Dallas Theological Seminary, respectively.

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In this spiritual thriller, Dylan Foster, Texas psychology professor, grapples with the unknown when she encounters a pale, scarred man. When her mother's engagement ring, buried with her two years before, mysteriously reappears, Dylan begins a spiritual wrestling match she's unprepared for, but she quickly learns the rules. Tari Riggs's youthful, even delivery enhances Dylan's wry humor and gives a light tone to a serious subject. Riggs portrays biblical ideas without preaching by narrating them as integral to the plot. A years-old mystery, a mysterious suite in the Vendome, two inexplicable suicides, demon mischief, and spiritual warfare bring this fast-paced thriller to a satisfying conclusion. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book has the BEST first chapter I have ever read.
Kahri E. Lynn
Throughout this chilling tale, Wells lightens the mood through her character's wry humor.
Eric Wilson
I had never heard of Melanie Wells before I read this book, and now I'm a huge fan.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Eric Wilson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
In "When the Day of Evil Comes," Dylan Foster, a psych professor, finds her career, her beliefs, and her safety on the line in this creepy thriller. The title and cover caught my attention, but the first chapter proved that Melanie Wells could deliver. Dylan comes face to face with a strange, pale, scarred man; her mother's engagement ring reappears from the grave; and the story takes off from there.

Throughout this chilling tale, Wells lightens the mood through her character's wry humor. I'd love to meet Dylan Thomas again in a sequel. She's strong and independent, yet susceptible to a bit of romance and spiritual wrestling. She's not religious, but she believes in a personal God. The biblical ideas presented here are clear and sound, without being too preachy. Some reviewers seemed to want more direct answers at the conclusion, while I appreciated the author's decision to leave some things for interpretation. Life isn't always black and white, easily defined, nicely wrapped in a box.

If you like Dean Koontz or Frank Peretti, you'll find a lot to like here. Yet this book stands on its own two feet, original, with a female perspective, and perfectly paced. I hope Melanie Wells is working on the next one, because "When the Day of Evil Comes" ranks as one of my favorite thrillers this year--and one of the best Christian thrillers ever.

***With some of the shady things I've seen in reviews recently, I must add: I've never met, communicated with, or received any compensation from this author.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brian Reaves TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
Dylan Foster is having a bad week. First, she meets an enigmatic stranger named Peter Terry with a hideous wound on his back who gives her an ominous warning of the future. Over the course of the next few days, she finds her job, her life, and finally her sanity in jeopardy as everything she's grown comfortable with in her life falls apart. She believes she's been targeted by a demon intent on destroying her, but what she can't understand is "why?".

What if you'd been marked for destruction by demonic forces? Author Melanie Wells tackles that question in her new novel, When the Day of Evil Comes. Borrowing in part from subject matter you'd expect to see from the likes of Stephen King, Wells creates a storyline that is at times creepy and depressing, yet always seems to rise above complete hopelessness. The character of Dylan is an enchanting woman with a sparkling personality. A psychology professor, Dylan's life seems idyllic until the day she receives two gifts: a beautiful necklace, and her mother's wedding ring-a ring that was buried with her mother years ago. Suddenly Dylan finds herself thrust into the center of a strange conspiracy to discredit her. Soon she discovers Peter Terry has been visiting others too-with terrible results.

The tension continues to build as Dylan is accused of impropriety with a student she hardly remembers. Before she can defend herself against the accusation, the student kills himself. As she finds out more about the student, she uncovers darker secrets from his family's past. Now she must find the truth about Peter Terry before he destroys her life completely. Who is this man who can inhabit people's dreams and wreck almost impossible destruction in their lives? And how did Dylan, of all people, become his newest target?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kahri E. Lynn on November 19, 2005
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This book has the BEST first chapter I have ever read. It not only "sucks you in" but it "leaves you hanging" as well. The rest of the novel delivers as well. I love the main character's sarcastic wit and her struggles with her faith. I also love the way Christianity is portrayed in this novel...it is a living, breathing way of life, not a dead religion. Furthermore it is less about becoming saved and more about how to live your life once you are saved. I can't wait to read more Melanie Wells and I hope that these characters are carried through to many sequels.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Karri Compton on March 11, 2006
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Nightmares. Flies. Rotten egg smell. Suicide. Spiritual warfare. Whoa. And that's just the beginning.

It is summer in Dallas and Dylan Foster, a university psychologist, likes her life. Until she meets a strange man at a faculty picnic. Who is he and what does he want?

Matters worsen when she and all her coworkers receive anonymous gifts, a former student says she harassed him, and the engagement ring that should be on her dead mother's finger shows up once again. A friend of hers insists she has called and asked him out. What in Texas is going on?

Dylan's life is spinning out of control, but what can she do to stop it? The forces at work prove powerful and mysterious as she searches for clues to the mysteries surrounding her. Thankfully, she is told to pray and to put on her armor. Sage advice. As one of her friends says: "The good news is that as a child of the King, you're entitled to protection."

Will she find the inner strength to fight the spiritual battle she now admits she's involved in? Can she use her newfound knowledge to keep others from danger?

I can't say enough glowing comments about this novel. It proved suspenseful, exciting, funny and a little creepy, which gives it high marks in my mind. Wells handles this weighty subject matter perfectly, balancing seriousness with levity. I absolutely adored Dylan Foster's character. She catapulted herself into my reality and stayed there.

Bravo. I hope to see many more of Wells' works soon. Check out Book 2 in the Day of Evil Series, Soul Hunter, coming in May.
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Melanie Wells began her writing career by telling lies on the playground. An accomplished fiddle player (she went to SMU on a music scholarship), she is the author of the critically acclaimed Dylan Foster series: When the Day of Evil Comes, The Soul Hunter, and My Soul to Keep (Waterbrook/Multnomah, a Division of Random House). Melanie holds two masters degrees and is a licensed psychotherapist and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is the founder and director of The LifeWorks Group, P.A., a collaborative, creative community of psychotherapists (www.wefixbrains.com), with offices in Dallas and Ft. Worth. She lives in Dallas with her dog, Gunner, who wishes she would not spend so much time at her computer. Fun fact: Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen have both signed her fiddle case.

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