A child mysteriously appears in the lives of Jim and Amy Spencer. Will her presence be a blessing…or a curse?
When a nine-year-old girl named Louisa mysteriously appears in the middle of a house fire with no memory of how she got there or where she came from, Jim and Amy Spencer agree to take her in. Wrestling with the recent loss of their own child, Amy is hurt and angry while Jim is just trying to make it through each day and hold their marriage together.
For Jim, Louisa is the daughter he always wanted, but Amy isn’t as comfortable with her. The girl has a special gift, and soon that gift will unknowingly push them all into contact with a serial killer who has been terrorizing the small town of Virginia Mills. Only by uniting can Jim and Amy save themselves and Louisa before it’s too late.
This was my first experience reading a Mike Dellosso novel, and will definitely not be my last. His work intrigued me enough to come back for more. I am a huge fan of suspense/thriller, and I find that it is often difficult to obtain a true thriller that keeps me guessing in the Christian genre.
This book had a lot of characters, and at times initially I had to go back to recollect who was who, but all in all the main characters were well developed and interesting. The plot was intriguing and Dellosso isn’t afraid to portray a truly evil character. The child, Louisa was kind of creepy at times and at other times came across very sweet and innocent, but I think that’s how he wanted us to feel…unsure of who or what she truly was.
The fact that this book had me on the edge of my seat, if even for a moment or two, is reason enough to recommend it to those who like the genre. I’m not easily seat-edged, so that in and of itself makes this book worth reading. I am looking forward to reading much more by this author in the future.