Item description for The Soul Hunter (Day of Evil Series) by Melanie Wells...
Overview A bloody axe signals Peter Terry is back. He's haunting minds, invading dreams, wrecking lives, and leaving Dylan Foster searching for answers. She stumbles upon a dark cult of angel worship harking back to the days of Noah that is now blinding and intoxicating young people. In this battle for souls, everything's up for grabs.
Publishers Description Peter Terry Returns A knock at her door. A bloody axe. A murder weapon in her own living room. The elusive white man with the slash on his back is out hunting again, chasing souls. Peter Terry is haunting minds, invading dreams, and wrecking lives. As Dylan Foster searches for answers, she stumbles upon a dark cult of angel worship. Harking back to the days of Noah, it's now blinding and intoxicating young people, leading them to their deaths. In this battle for souls, everything's up for grabs, leaving Dylan grasping for strength as the battle rages around her. When at last she discovers the truth, it is far from the truth she expected. ""What does Peter Terry want with my son?" " ""The same thing he wants with all of us. Peter Terry is a hunter," I said. "He's hunting souls." " Dylan Foster, a psychology professor at Southern Methodist University, is preparing for a Saturday night date when she hears something at her front door. She opens the door--and a bloody ax falls into her entryway, bringing a young woman's murder, quite literally, into Dylan's living room. Caught up in a desperate search for answers, Dylan must use her psychologist's mind and acute spiritual radar to unearth the connections between the murdered girl; the accused murderer and convicted rapist Gordon Pryne; and Peter Terry, the elusive white man with the slash on his back. Peter Terry is hunting again, chasing souls, haunting minds, invading dreams, and wrecking lives. As Dylan draws closer to the answer she seeks, she stumbles upon a discovery that draws her ever deeper into danger. But Dylan cannot find the truth--not until she realizes nothing is as it seems in the fight for the human soul... "The master of supernatural mystery, Melanie Wells delivers big time in "The Soul Hunter." A dash of romance and a generous serving of humor, seasoned with grace, makes this a thriller not to be missed." Kathryn Mackel, author of "The Hidden " "Part mystery thriller, part comedy of manners, part novel of moral scrutiny, "The Soul Hunter" showcases Wells' gift for spinning an intricate tale filled with an edgy mix of humor, suspense, and spiritual intrigue. I swallowed the novel in one deliciously terrified gulp." K. L. Cook, author of "Last Call" and "The Girl from Charnelle" Story Behind the Book "These themes--the reality of spiritual warfare, the faithfulness of God, the significance of seemingly mundane events, the importance of individual faithfulness--have always fascinated me. And Peter Terry is such a compelling character. Writing this book was almost like showing up to see what he would do next The dimensions of the individual being seemed to spin out, creating fascinating characters and a storyline that wove itself in complicated and unexpected ways." --Melanie Wells
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.12" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Day Of Evil
Series Number 2
ISBN 1590524276 ISBN13 9781590524275
Availability 0 units.
More About Melanie Wells
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Soul Hunter (Day of Evil Series)?
An utterly engrossing sequel... Apr 24, 2008
Dylan Foster's life has settled into a comfortable "spiritual status quo" after her terrifying encounter with Peter Terry two summers ago. However, her comfortable routine is shockingly disrupted when trouble quite literally appears on her doorstep in the form of a bloody ax. Suddenly Dylan is the suspect in a murder investigation and must scramble to find a link, however tenuous, between herself, the killer, and the victim. On the heels of this nauseating discovery, Peter Terry once again invades her life, reminding her that the spiritual warfare his presence awakened her to is still very much a force to be reckoned with. The demon is once more on the move, hunting souls and seeking to destroy lives, and Dylan is once again thrust into the role of a reluctant warrior in a fight for survival against the darkest spiritual forces imaginable.
Soul Hunter contains all of the elements that made the preceding volume in the series such an engrossing read - fast-paced action, snappy dialogue, richly drawn characters, nail-biting suspense, and a dash of humor that keeps you up well into the night turning pages. Wells doesn't shy away from attacking tough, weighty issues here, such as mental illness and rape, and she handles them with grace and sensitivity and an authentic understanding borne of her background as a counselor. I love Dylan's voice - she's sassy, sarcastic, and genuine. Wells has a conversational, matter-of-fact style to her narrative that makes Dylan so relatable she feels like she could be your best friend (albeit a slightly prickly one *wink*).
The events in Soul Hunter force Dylan to re-examine her faith as she navigates the depths of depravity to which a human can sink without the saving grace of God in their lives. Wells also examines how easy it is for a believer's faith to become complacent without "exercising" it and developing their relationship with God. She touches on how an individual's view of God is often tied to their view of their earthly father as in Dylan's case, where the intimacy of her relationship with God is conditioned by her view of her father, whose disinterest in her life has translated to the belief that God is there, just not involved. A big part of Dylan's appeal as a character is how her experiences with Peter Terry force her faith to develop in a society that devalues any reliance on God. Equal parts spiritual thriller and mystery, with just a dash of chick-lit humor, Soul Hunter is highly recommended.
gave me goosebumps Oct 18, 2007
This is a well written page turner that delves into the supernatural in the Christian fiction genre. I enjoyed this almost as much as her first book. Her main character is very likeable and relatable. I am anxious to see more from this author. Teens and adults would enjoy this.
More of the BEST! Oct 9, 2007
More great Melanie Wells...incredible suspense and huge laughs! What more could you want?! If you're looking for a page turner, this is it!
Another Intriguing Page-Turner Dec 18, 2006
Melanie Wells has crafted another intriguing page-turner that you just can't put down.
SMU Psychology Professor Dylan Foster is back and she finds herself right in the middle of a new mystery when she opens her door one night and discovers a bloody axe on her porch. From the beginning, the reader is taken on a thrill ride as Dylan is trying to find out the origin of the axe (not to mention whose blood it is!) and the reason for the sudden reappearance of the delightfully creepy Peter Terry.
Wells proves once again that she is the master of the first person narrative, and the story flows along at a quick pace that continually holds the reader's attention. Dylan Foster is funny, witty, and smart and Wells drops us right into the middle of her world. Fans of Wells' first novel, When The Day of Evil Comes, will love this new installment, and you will be dying for more after the satisfying conclusion.
Dylan's back! Dec 10, 2006
Quickly becoming one of the most iconic characters in Christian fiction, Dylan Foster's back for battling with the demonic Peter Terry in The Soul Hunter, Melanie Wells's sequel to When the Day of Evil Comes--an equally hillarious novel. Wells's prose is sharp, sassy, and as easy to read as a writer could ever be. Dylan is so realistic and believable that one begins to wonder where author ends and character begins. Don't let the freaky cover scare you off. More a mystery than a suspense novel, this is easily one of my top five novels of '06.