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Do you believe in evil? I mean the true evil that lurks in the shadows of our world. We hear of people committing devastating acts on television all the time, but of course we never think that could happen where we are. It could never happen to us or to anyone we care about. That sort of evil just does not exist in our little worlds, does it? But what if evil turned out to be a lot closer than you thought? What if it was your neighbor, your mailman, your child’s bus driver or school teacher? What if real, true evil turned out to be the love of your life?
That is what is happening to Laura Cooper. She is a single mother who has recently lost her husband to a vicious mugging. She and her fifteen year old daughter Amy have moved on remarkably well since then. Mother and daughter are enjoying their lives as they try to put the past behind them and live in peace in their nice West Virginia town of Parkersburg. This is about to change…
On the way back from a shopping trip to a nearby city, Laura and her daughter have a flat tire. They find themselves stranded by the side of the highway with a dead cell phone. That is until a charming stranger stops to rescue them. This is when they meet Mark. He is a handsome all American restaurant owner with chiseled good looks and soap opera charm. Laura finds herself entranced and beginning a whirlwind romance with the enticing stranger.
Meanwhile, a series of brutal murders is terrifying the suburban town of Parkersburg. Laura’s older brother Frank happens to be the lead detective on the case who has somehow found himself the target of a madman’s killer obsession. As the body count rises and the games become more twisted, the race to find the killer twists and turns to a terrifying conclusion that will rock the very foundation of this peaceful community and leave Laura questioning everything that she believes in as she realizes that sometimes the Devil is just as close as a lover’s kiss…
Very many thanks to J.T. for being part of my Saturday Showcase and I really hope that you enjoy Black Rose. I'm reading it now (*no spoilers here*) all I'm going to say is: if this is your type of genre, try it, you'll be very glad you did! Awesome!
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