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Comments for Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil

Chain LetterChain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil: 12/01/07

Alison and the surviving friends of the chain letter troubles have moved on with their lives. Some are off to college and others are working locally. Just as things seem to ge going perfectly a new chain letter arrives signed by the Caretaker. How can this be? The person responsible is dead.

Meanwhile, Alison and Tony hit a rough patch in the relationship that started near the end of the first book. Tony doesn't want Alison to go cross country to college. He starts to date a local college girl and this new girl friend is trouble. She convinces Tom that Alison is cheating on him with a young detective.

In the middle of all this lovers angst the new chain letter mayhem turns deadly. Has another friend betrayed the group or is the Caretaker something worse?

As the cover art and subtitle of the book, The Ancient Evil, imply, the Caretaker is something much worse than a jealous friend. The second half of the book takes on a decidedly supernatural tone as Alison and her friends learn of satanic cults, blood sacrifices and other ghoulish stuff.

The ending was a bit too "sunday school" for me but the rest of the story was entertaining enough to forgive the sappy and preachy final pages.

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Comment #1: Friday, December, 14, 2007 at 14:31:30

Erin says:

"I remember reading this one. I know what you mean on the preachy endings, and its not one of his best books, but it's still enjoyable."