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Book Reveiw - Shadow Stalker - Barbara Ann Derksen

Monday, December 30, 2013



Shadow Stalker is the first in the FINDERS KEEPERS Mystery Series by Barbara Ann Derksen. I don't remember when I received this book or ordered it but it was not sent to me! Whoever suggested this book to me originally-Thank You!

Having lost her parents to a brutal murder which she witnessed at 4 years of age she was brought up by friends of her parents on a ranch where she became very independent! Now an adult she decides to move back to the country of her birth, Canada, and attempt to find out what really occurred back then. She contacts the lawyer who has been handling her estate all these years hoping maybe he can shed light on her past. Christine and Chief, her dog who is a trained search animal, work at her newly formed company Finder's Keeper's.

The lawyer's son is also a private investigator and oil and water is the best way to describe the relationship that forms between these two! When a case Christine is working on somehow intertwines with one of Jeremy's--things get interesting-not to mention someone from her distant past is attempting to kill her.

Yes, I will be getting the next in this series--the way this book ended--I have no choice!!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

An ominous shadow hangs over her, as Christine Finder, alias Melissa Rompart, visits the brutal slaying of her parents most nights in a dream. The threat of discovery propels her to search for the whereabouts of the killer to see the man brought to justice. In the meantime, the killer stalks her mind while she operates Finder’s Keepers, an agency that searches for the people her clients hire her to find. Nathan Brent is only four years old and missing. Will she find him in time or will the killer find her first?

Read the first couple of chapters on Amazon here

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About the Author: (from Goodreads)


Watching the expressions on the faces of her readers as well as answering questions about her characters is what drives author and speaker, Barbara Ann Derksen to write yet another book and another. Her favorite genre is murder mystery but each book brings forth characters who rely on God as they solve the puzzle in their life. Her readers also have a tremendous amount of input when they wonder what happened to this character or that one, even if they are secondary to the story.

Barbara’s devotionals are sought after each year when she publishes a new one that reflects what God has placed on her heart. From Straight Pipes, her first, to Chaps, the latest, Barbara’s devotions take people to the place where God can touch their heart and leave a lasting impression. 2012 will see the release of her fifth about the Sermon on the Mount.

Born in Canada, Barbara lived in the US for 12 years. There her writing surfaced as she worked as a journalist for six years with over 2500 articles published in newspapers and magazines during that time. Her readership expanded while in the States but now the Canadian public has discovered the gift that God has given yet another Canadian.

She is a member of The Word Guild, Manitoba Writer’s Guild, The Writer’s Collective, and Christian Motorcyclists Association where each summer her books are used to entertain and encourage.

Barbara has spoken across the US and in Manitoba, Canada for women’s groups and in church services on topics such as The Writing Experience, working in the ministry of Christian Motorcyclists Association, Love, Parenting, Time Management, and a host of others.

With 11 books to her credit, each one surpasses the last, according to her readers. Dance With A Broom is a household management guide with time management principles, and she has produced several children’s stories. Trumpeter Swan Adventures is narrated on CDs with books included, Shih-Tzu Puppy Adventures is a six chapter book and Scruffles Finds a Home is a fascinating children’s Christmas story in book form.

Her book Second to None contains first person accounts of the Korean combat experience of veterans from the SECOND INFANTRY DIVISION of the Army. Straight Pipes a devotional for Bikers, was released in 2007, with a sequel, Two-Up, Riding with the Lord produced in 2008. The third in the series, Chrome, Shining Faith was released in 2009 and Chaps, Devotions About God’s Armor will be released in 2011.

Barbara Ann released the first of a mystery series in 2009. Vanished readers waited patiently for Presumed Dead, released in 2010, and Fear Not, which was released in 2011. They now look forward to Silence in 2012. Barbara will allow some new characters to tell their story in a new series Finders Keepers which she plans to begin in 2012.
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23 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

I really don't like to be left hanging at the end of a book, but I do love a good murder mystery book, so I may check this one out, but only when the second book is available.

Maria said...

I bet the next one will be even better!! I love a good suspense book!!

Barbara Ann Derksen said...

Thanks Miki. You' er set a good example for all readers ... If you like a book, write a review. It helps others find a good book and helps the author know someone enjoyed their hard work. You were an encouragement to me. The second book will be out in the spring.

GossipMoms said...

You always do great reviews Miki, I would most definitely check this one out, This was a great post

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Shocks, Idk if I want to read this book lol... but this is a good review!

Lady Lilith said...

Looks like a great book. I like that this one comes in the Kindle addition.

Theresa said...

I'm like Robin, can't stand to be left hanging! I usually wait for a series to wrap up them read them all. I'll have to put this one on my list of books to catch up on later. Sounds like a great mystery book!

Teresa McCluskey said...

this sounds like a really good book that me and my mom would enjoy she lives in Indiana again so we like to do book groups over the phone :D

Lawna Noe said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Just the type of books that I like!

AMBER EDWARDS said...

This sounds like such a great story. I love a great mystery book! This is definitely my niche of stories to read.

Mommy's Heart said...

Sounds interesting! I might check out this Author in Good Reads. Thanks for the review :) - Vinma

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I do love a good mystery novel so I would love to give this a try - I have such a huge TBR pile I don't think another would matter ;) x

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that this is a mystery series because one has something to look forward to at the end of every book.

Jennifer Williams said...

I have not read a mystery in a long time, forgot how much I liked them. I have to check this one out to see what happened to her parents.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I love suspense and this one seems like a good one. Great review

Katherine Bartlett said...

My husband would probably love to read this book!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I think the dynamic of that relationship sounds especially interesting. Sounds like a goodie.

Pam said...

Sounds very intriguing. I usually like my books to have an ending that does not require me to read another book. But if it is good enough, I will take a chance.

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

Something to look foreword to indeed.I'd love to get my hands on this.

Amanda McMahon said...

this one sounds like a good read. i haven't read a good mystery in a while.

Amanda Love said...

Sounds like a good mystery novel. I'm more into the romance stuff these days but every once in a while I like switching it around. This will make it to my read list.

Patricia Woolverton said...

This is definitely a book I would be interested in.

Ashley Gill said...

This sounds like it would break my heart in the end. A good Mystery is always the best way to spend an evening, I think!

 
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