Thursday, October 18, 2012
Presumed Dead by Barbara Ann Derksen
About the Book:
Andrea Wilton and Brian Strait, from Shuster Detective Agency, take on another case to find a missing person. This second book in the series introduces DJ Wiebe, a biker who rides with The Sons Riders, a Christian biker ministry. Another biker, a member of The Demons Raiders, is missing and presumed dead. DJ, his friend, hires Shuster Detective Agency to find him. He initiates Andrea and Brian into the biker culture, a world that encompasses motorcycles, leather, drugs and murder.
About the Author:
Author Barbara Ann Derksen served as a journalist for American newspapers for 8 years with over 2000 articles published in those papers as well as in some international magazines. Her first book was published in 2003. This year, she's working on her 13th book. For more about Barbara check out her bio here: http://www.barbaraannderksen.com/?page_id=6
This book was a really good suspense, mystery novel. It is the second in this series and did a great job of picking up where the first one (Vanished) left off. I loved seeing Andrea and Brian's relationship develop. There is a sweet flirtation between the two of them and it's slowly, but surely breaking down Andrea's walls built up after several bad relationships. True love heals. Not only does their personal relationship develop, but so does their working relationship as they take on two new cases.
There's a lot of twists and unexpected turns, danger and God works through and in it all. I love how she easily pulls God into the "daily" aspects of Brian, Andrea, Trent and Diane's lives. It's a good read and I would definitely recommend it to others who enjoy clean, mystery and suspense novels!