Book Review/Spotlight/Excerpt - Angel Killer - PJ Nunn | Miki's Hope

Book Review/Spotlight/Excerpt - Angel Killer - PJ Nunn

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This book definitely had my attention--very young boys and girls were being murdered-then their babysitters were being found murdered--and assorted others and Shari Markum, psychologist for the Dallas Police Department was bound and determined to find out who and put an end to these senseless murders that seemed to have a satanic bent to them. The FBI ended up involved-one of who got too close to Sheri for both their own good-not that she minded. But when Sheri's Granddaughter was threatened things really started heating up--then an old college mate of Sheri's shows up---also an FBI agent. This book gets better the more you read and towards the end I admit that I was guessing-and incorrectly!! 5 Stars for sure!!

About the Book:

Title: Angel Killer
Author: PJ Nunn
Paperback: 286 pp.
Publisher: Dark Oak Mysteries
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1610090799
ISBN-13: 978-1610090797

The death of a child is every mother’s nightmare. But what if the child has no mother? What if their little bodies are discarded like garbage and no one even seems to care that they’re gone?

Shari Markham, psychologist for the Dallas Police Department, knows what it feels like to be unclaimed and unwanted. She can’t turn away, even if it means demons dancing in her dreams at night. But when her relentless pursuit of information to help apprehend this madman gets a little too close, he turns the tables, warning her that his next scheduled victim will be her own three-year-old granddaughter, Angel!


Fog swirled around her, transforming everything into vague shapes and blurs. A small sigh escaped her as Shari parked her mocha Taurus next to the Grand Prairie squad car and got out. The sudden loss of heat prompted her to pull the front of her jacket closed against the damp air. Texas was never this cold in November. Sleep had been elusive. She’d just settled in when the jangling of the phone chased away warm, fuzzy dreams and replaced them with harsh, cold reality. Now the distant sound of thunder matched her mood and didn’t bode well for the crime scene. The sky, a creepy morning shadow with no delineation, met the ground while a fine mist settled on her without a single, discernible drop. Shari slammed the door and walked across the grass toward the officer securing the scene.

After more than a year as criminal profiler for the Dallas Police Department, she wondered if the time would ever come when she’d accept these early morning wakeup calls as typical rather than feeling as if she’d been thrown into a tornado. Emotional autopilot would kick in any minute though, separating her from the horrors to come and allowing her to function within the safe realm of clinical objectivity. At least that’s how it worked in theory.

“Morning,” she greeted the uniformed officer as he walked toward her, headed back to his squad car. He didn’t look any more cheerful than she felt. Nobody liked to work crimes against children.

This book can be purchased at Amazon

About the Author:

As with most things, PJ Nunn's career started out as something else entirely. She started out in retail then moved to property management. That led to teaching high school, then serving as a counselor and liaison to the local police youth services division. She also spent five years as chairperson of the Coryell County Child Welfare Board and spent years counseling abuse victims and serving law enforcement as a trauma counselor and consultant (something she still does today). When she moved to Dallas, a family illness caused her to leave a job teaching psychology at Dallas County Community College District to become a freelance writer, but found that a few favors she was doing for friends—writing press releases and setting up book signings—was better suited to her talents and her drives.

In 1998, she founded BreakThrough Promotions, now a national public relations firm helping authors, mostly of mystery novels, publicize themselves and their work. The business is thriving and PJ is excited about the release of her first novel, Angel Killer. PJ lives with her husband some of their five children near Dallas, TX.

Learn more about PJ and her work at


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Mel Cole said...

Sounds like a book that keeps on solving mysteries.. Gives me creeps and it's always good to find out in the end who is the killer.

LaVonne said...

Wow! Sounds edge of your seat exciting. Thanks for giving us the details on this book.

Taty said...

Looks like a page turner!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I would love to read this one. Losing a child is every mom's nightmare.

Tess said...

Now, this book sounds exciting and on the edge!

mystylespot said...

Wow this sounds like a wonderful book. Will def have to check it out! Thanks so much for sharing! xo xo

Nicole A. said...

I love a book with a good surprise or twist.

Trendy Cyndie said...

love the twist of this book

Anonymous said...

This sounds like one my husband would be interested in, I will share it with him. Some days I can handle murder type books, I might check it out as well after he does.

Kelly said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca said...

throws hands in air and goes get notebook to add this book to list my to read list will never be done

Hobbies on a Budget said...

What a macabre story line. I enjoy a good mystery, but this is probably not one for bedtime.

Nova said...

The novel seems to be true, this is quite sad and mysterious.

Melinda Dunne said...

I love suspenseful, thriller, mystery books. This is absolutely a book I have to read. I have a long list of books to read but this one is going on top.

Loreina said...

I love books where I can't figure out who did it!! I'll have to check this one out as well! You're my go-to person for what to read! :)

Unknown said...

i wanna read this book. very interesting,

PJ Nunn said...

Thanks so much for all your comments! I hope you enjoyed the book!


Unknown said...

Now this is a book I definitely want to read! It sounds like on of those that once you start it is hard to put down!

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