Based around a cluster of multiple personality patients this story raises interesting and worrying questions about the influence of cults in our society.
Tense and surprisingly hard to put down, I was trapped in this book from the start. Not to say I read it in one sitting. The subject and the writing is intense and I needed some breaks from the emotional stress. Now, a week after I finished reading “Lessons of Evil”, it is still exercising my mind. I am looking at the many cults of which we are becoming aware with a new vision.
Laura Covington sets up in a community health clinic in Oregon and begins treating a patient who seems to have multiple personalities. Events lead to a remote religious commune and its leader, Abishua. Several commune members live and work in the town where unexplained murders begin to occur. With a rising death toll, the local Police Force seems unable to make progress and Laura’s son falls into danger.
Note: I have been a long time reader of the author’s blog. There I watched “Lessons of Evil” grow from an idea into reality. While Linda writes on her blog with great humour and compassion, this novel stunned me with its professionalism and ability to shock.