"A romantic paranormal thriller you won't want to miss!"
Although the Early sisters had followed in their father's
footsteps by making photography their career, their
different values had taken them very in different
directions. Rose had become a family photographer with a
love for technology and manipulating images. Joan, who
fancied herself a photojournalist and traveled the world in
search of unique subjects for her lucrative coffee table
books, eschewed the digital aspect of the industry. Film
couldn't lie. Or could it?
The two girls had never been close, which is probably why
Rose had ignored the strangely desperate emails Joan had
been sending her from England. Now it might be two late.
Joan was missing and the only clues Rose has are the proofs
sheets of Joan's latest subject, and an autographed horror
novel in which Joan had written copious notes regarding her
belief in the existence of evil.
The book was an uncharacteristic read for Joan but the
handsome English novelist was right up her alley. Rose goes
in search of Vic Drummond who happens to be writing a
sequel at the home of his late Aunt. She has one question
for the man. Does he believe as well?
Intrigued by Rose's contrast to her hard edged sister, Vic
Drummond becomes determined to help her solve the mystery
of her sister's disappearance. Soon his only goal is to
keep her right by his side. As they replay Joan's last
days, the trail leads from a bizarre sex club to the local
church which has a strange and ghastly effect on them both.
Could unimaginable evil really lurk in a quiet town filled
with ordinary people? Could their new found love keep them
While horror is a new direction for the novel's writer,
romance and otherworldliness are not. Ms. Lawrence is the
author of both a virtual reality and a medieval romance
series. These two subjects combined themselves well as
historical artifacts propel the reader into the world of
the paranormal in this intriguing who-done-it. Ms. Lawrence
paints a vivid picture of the insidiousness of evil as it
devours the unsuspecting villagers little by little over
the course of time. The passion between Rose and Vic is
just as colorful and one wonders as they do, whether it is
real or if they are being manipulated by forces beyond
their control. Do you believe in evil? Do you believe in
love? If you believe in an intriguing and steamy mystery
that will keep you awake at night, DO YOU BELIEVE is a read
you won't want to miss. This reader couldn't put it down!
Copyright © 2005
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted November 1, 2006