As forensic science becomes more and more prevalent in the apprehension of criminals, the varied and numerous phases of the practice is drawing more and more interest from the world at large.One such area of consequence is the art of the handwriting expert.
Handwriting analysis has been known to solve many cases that may have otherwise been cold-cased as unsolvable.
Sheila Lowe’s Written in Blood is a remarkable tribute to the science of unraveling a wealth of information from a few written words.Not only does handwriting point a finger at its author, but can also tell the gifted expert many things about the personality of the person as well.
The young, ambitious heiress of the Sorensen Estate, Paige Sorensen, has retained Claudia Rose, a renowned handwriting expert to prove that Mrs. Sorensen’s late (and much older) husband did indeed sign his last will and testament.It seems that Paige’s grown stepchildren have been cut completely from their loving father’s will.This turn of events has caused the children to have serious doubts about the validity of the signature on their father’s will—which, of course, leaves everything to his much younger wife, Paige.
Claudia accepts the case, goes to court and affirms that the signature is the true signature of Paige’s deceased husband.Her job complete, Claudia is happy to end her involvement with the obnoxious Sorensen clan.But her freedom is not so easily attained when she becomes acquainted with one Annabelle Giordano, a troubled young student at the Sorensen Academy—a private school also left by the will to the young and vivacious Paige.
Against her better judgement, Claudia allows herself to be drawn into an ever-deepening mystery that surrounds the Academy and some of its staff.She accepts another assignment to put Annabelle through a series of handwriting exercises that may help to improve her stoic outlook on life.Claudia quickly realizes that there is more to the young Annabelle than meets the eye.Ignored and seemingly unloved by a father that has been rumored to have ties to the Mafia, Annabelle wins Claudia’s heart and friendship—a friendship that very quickly puts both their lives in danger.But who and why would anyone want an innocent young girl and her unsuspecting companion dead????
You won’t want to miss the adventure, suspense, and surprise ending of Written In Blood.It is a definite can’t-put-down read. Sheila Lowe’s realistic characters give life to the stories that flow smoothly from the hold-your-attention beginnings to the edge-of-your-chair endings.
The above review was contributed by: Sandra E. Graham. Sandra is the author of Amos Jakey and Nicolina published by American Book Publishing. Sandra graduated from Arkansas State University in Joeboro, Arkansas. Many of her articles have been posted on various ezines. To read an interview with Sandra CLICK HERE
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