Admit it. If you've read This Present Darkness you can't look up at a ceiling fan in church and wonder if there's a long finger extending down from there and stirring up trouble. So when I started in on Illusion by Frank Peretti I half expected to meet those evil demons once again. I wasn't sure I was ready. Turns out I needn't have worried.
Illusion is the story of a couple who have been married forty years and built a successful career as magicians. After surviving a terrible car accident in which he is told his wife has died, Dane Collins tries to pick up his life again. His path crosses with a young girl who uncannily resembles his wife at that age. She is having an identity crisis as she has suddenly found herself propelled into 2010 when her last memories were of visiting a fair in the 1970s. Dane takes her under his wing as he helps her perfect her magic which seems to have a strange element that is making her an instant success. This is all watched in the shadows by people who can explain all that is going on.
I don't want to be a spoiler but if you hate reading about the supernatural, demons to be exact, this will ease your mind--it's sci-fi. Once I relaxed and realized there were not going to be any demons stirring up trouble, I enjoyed the read. It's a long read but it was a very satisfying story. Don't miss the Afterword by Peretti. In it he talks about why he wrote the love story.
This is definitely a book for a long trip--like on the road trip that we did recently.