My Soul to Keep by Melanie Wells

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Stars: ****1/2

I received a copy of this book for review.
Summary: In “My Soul to Keep,” Dylan Foster is once again caught in a bizarre and twisted chain of events. A parent’s worst nightmare comes true and a birthday party that should be filled with joy is turned awry when a little boy close to Dylan’s heart is snatched from a local park. With little evidence to point the way, local law enforcement is led through a chain of mystifying events that seem to go no where. With the help of an intuitive six-year-old girl who is eerily connected to the missing boy, Dylan follows a path of tantalizing clues to the truth. With the sinister presence of Peter Terry never far behind, Dylan is led to a place she never expected – or wanted – to go.

This is the third and latest in a series by Wells. The first two are called When the Day of Evil Comes and The Soul Hunter. I have not read either of those so this was my first introduction to Melanie Wells. While this book can be read alone (meaning without having read the first two) I think it would have been better if I’d read the other two. I would like to go back and read the first two although with all the reading I have to do, that won’t be anytime soon. In most cases, when the characters were referring to something that happened in a previous book, a quick explanation was given of what happened but the whole thing with Peter Terry was very confusing and knowing more about his past would have made things easier to understand I think.

However, don’t get me wrong, this book was very interesting. Not only could I not put it down but I couldn’t even read one sentence at a time. I was forever skipping ahead and reading a few sentences or paragraphs before forcing myself to go back and read everything.

The cover of the book is well designed and one of the best book covers I’ve seen in a while. It really grabs you. There were a lot of characters in the story which can often be confusing but I didn’t have too much trouble keeping track of who was who. The way the book was written, I felt like I was there, as another character, observing what they observed and hearing what they said first hand.

Through all the crazy things that are happening, the main character, Dylan (a woman) is also struggling with where her life is going and what kind of person she is. This book has the right ratio of group experiences and personal troubles. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and recommend it to those who like suspense novels and are open to both talk of Jesus and God and of demons/ghosts and psychic connections.

Although this book is not marketed as Christian Fiction, I think it is, even with talk of demons and psychic connections.

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