Proof of Life
June 28, 2022
Proof of Life (Write Choice Ink 2021) is the second book in author Sheila Lowe’s Beyond the Veil paranormal suspense series. In the first book (What she Saw 2013), a woman wakes up on a train with no idea about who she is or where she’s going. When the train stops, she gets off and starts walking, and someone recognizes her and gives her a ride home. She’s shocked to learn that she has two sets of identification, two completely different identities, neither of which seem familiar. Three hundred pages of character building, plot twists, extreme bravery, and scary science gone mad lead to startling revelations. The second book in the series, Proof of Life, is a gripping tale that centers on Jessica Mack, a character who hears the voices of dead people. It’s affecting her both mentally and physically and she needs to figure out how to handle it before she gets hurt. The story includes a disappointed FBI agent, a passing bicyclist with important information, a minister who understands the five “clairs,” and a possible love interest. Jessica learns how to manage her new talent, and now she’s praying that the voices she hears can help her locate a missing child. One who is hopefully still alive.
Sheila Lowe writes psychological suspense mysteries that place regular people into extraordinary circumstances. Like the fictional character Claudia Rose from her award-winning Forensic Handwriting series, Sheila is a real-life forensic handwriting expert who testifies in court cases and has written several widely sold books like Handwriting of the Famous and Infamous (2001). She’s also known for serious books such as Advanced Studies in Handwriting Psychology (2018) and Succeeding in the Business of Handwriting Analysis (2019). In her Beyond the Veil paranormal suspense series (What She Saw 2019, Proof of Life 2021), her character Claudia Rose shows up as a side character. Sheila writes that she began researching what happens after death when her daughter was killed by a boyfriend in 2000. She was comforted to learn that there was life after earth, and three different mediums told her that her daughter, Jennifer, would channel the book through her. When she isn’t writing, Sheila teaches handwriting analysis to students around the world, and she lives in Ventura, California.