In The Presence of Evil
By pamelalynne
Jul 14, 2011 - 11:38:25 AM

Gina Rizzo is having a bad day. First, she has a disagreement with her boss, then she runs into the one man she has never allowed herself to forget, Cole. As if that is not enough to weigh on her mind, her boyfriend asks her to meet him at a nearby church before he can take her to dinner. She arrives there only to find it empty, or so she thinks. Upon further investigation, she discovers her boss inside, lying in a pool of blood. Having left her phone out in the car, she proceeds to use his to call for help.

Unfortunately for her, the cleaning lady walks in, yelling bloody murder. The priest quickly joins them, phones for help, and things go downhill from there. Both the priest and cleaning lady think she killed her boss and tell the cops on the scene. Being covered in his blood does not help matter either. It just makes her the prime suspect.

Gina is lucky Cole comes along and saves the day. He provides an alibi, but they still are not convinced she is not guilty. They let her go with orders to stay in town. It seems someone wants her to take the fall for his murder, and is sending threats to get her to run. With Cole by her side, Gina refuses to give in. They must work together to prove her innocence before it is too late.

IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL is the third book released by Autumn Jordon, but the first book written by her that I have read. I must say, after reading a fast-paced, on edge story like it, I will be back for more. She is a rising star in the contemporary genre. I loved everything about IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL: the plot, the characters and the whole enchilada. At times I was right on track and others left me guessing as to what could happen next. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I would be pleasantly surprised. I enjoy a good read that will keep you on your toes, and that is exactly the kind of book IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL is. Gina and Cole are excellent and amazingly real characters. I could relate to both of them. IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL is a must read for contemporary fans.

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