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Soul Hunter
by Melanie Wells
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Multnomah, 2006 (2006)
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

The Soul Hunter, sequel to When the Day of Evil Comes by Melanie Wells, is as scary, thrilling and chilling as the first in this series. Wells, a psychologist and a graduate of Southern Methodist University, has taught at the graduate level, has her own practice and uses her experiences and background to produce a really good read that is hard to put down.

Dylan Foster, a psychology professor at Southern Methodist University, has had unhappy dealings with Peter Terry, a fallen angel. He is an evil influence on her life one that she had hoped would go away after she was accused - and later cleared - of coming on to one of her students. She got out of that mess, only to have an axe that was used in a murder propped against her front door.

The suspect is a violent man strung out on meth. The police, of course, are conducting their own investigation and are not pleased when Dylan resolves to do some digging of her won. Dylan, by her own admission, is someone with an 'obsessive compulsive inclination'. She likes clear cut endings all tied up in ribbon. Peter Terry's intrusion is not welcomed. He frightens her and is eerie to read of.

Could there be such a person or entity as Peter Terry, the fallen angel? Dylan's research into the killing leads her to the Hebrew language and the Bible. Some very thought provoking ideas and theories are scattered through this absorbing read.

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