For No Apparent Reason

For No Apparent Reason

by S.K. Derban


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For No Apparent Reason by S.K. Derban

A focused law student, romance has been absent from Madison's life. She has successfully planned each phase of her life and resigned to the fact that there will be plenty of time for love after she passes the bar exam-that is, until the single act of seeking shelter from a spring downpour dramatically alters the course of her life. Madison is lured away from the security of law school into a world where she learns about the destructive nature of greed. Thrust in a maze of money laundering and murder, Madison experiences the value of true friendship and witnesses the healing power of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615973401
Publisher: TouchPoint Press
Publication date: 02/21/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her mother, born and raised in the United Kingdom, was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, S.K. Derban's life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries. Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. S.K. Derban has smuggled Bibles into China on five separate occasions, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips. When writing, she relies on all aspects of her life, from a strong faith in the Lord, to her unique combination of professional experience. The many personal adventures of S.K. Derban are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters.

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For No Apparent Reason 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
The author did a great job of keeping my attention with this book. The plot was intriguing and a bit different than others I have read. The characters were interesting and believable. One of my favorite characters was probably Court, the FBI agent. He was quite charming and attractive in many ways. He was focused on his job, and although attracted to Madison, didn't let that take precedence over his responsibility to the case. I would have enjoyed however seeing a little more happening between them during the main part of the book. Madison, the main character, was interesting, but often flirted with danger and she lied alot! It was almost like she justified it based on the reasons such as "the end justifies the means" type attitude. I wasn't too impressed with that, but of course, it helped make the story. Otherwise she's not too bad. I think I actually liked her sister Tara, over Madison herself. Her sister had a good head on her shoulders, was solid in her faith and beliefs, and I loved her homemaking abilities and mothering skills. The story wasn't really graphic, although there were some tense scenes - especially during FBI confrontations and interrogations.There were also a couple of places some language is used. One of the things I did appreciate however, was the way the author dealt with Madison's relationship with her boyfriend who had an underlying anger problem, and remaining pure sexually until marriage. The author expressed values that matched my own. I think you will enjoy the mystery, intrigue and suspense. The mystery seemed to wrap up before the book was over, so at that point, I kind of wondered what else the author could possibly have to say. But part of the story is the romance taking place and friendships being forged, which we get to watch play out towards the end. Personally, I would have liked to see it all conclude together with maybe some type of epilogue at the end wrapping up the relationship aspect. I would recommend this book to older teens and those who enjoy mystery and suspense with a hint of romance. I was provided with a free copy of this book courtesy of the author and not required to review positively. All opinions are my own.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite For No Apparent Reason by SK Derban is a murder mystery. Madison is focused on her life as a law student, with no time for frivolous things like romance. Every stage of her life has been planned to precision and she has made peace with not having any real relationships until she has successfully passed the bar exam. Of course, fate always intervenes and when Madison shelters from a spring storm, her life is changed forever. Suddenly, she is on a different path, a path that takes her into a shady world of money laundering, greed, and murder, a path that teaches her how to choose her friends and what love can do for her. How will Madison’s perfectly planned life ever be the same again? For No Apparent Reason by SK Derban was an interesting story, one that I found very difficult to put down. There is plenty of suspense and plenty of action, all designed to turn a perfect life completely on its head. This book has an intriguing plot with some colorful and well-developed characters living lives that you can’t help but be drawn into. The development of both the story and the characters was drawn out through the book and each chapter brought something new into the mix. This is a delightful combination of suspense, mystery, and romance all rolled into one, a bit more on the light-hearted side and not too much of the dark, heavy stuff you sometimes get in this genre. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a light read that they can’t put down.
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
It is captivating, emotional and very funny Ms. S. K. Derban captivated me again with her second book For No Apparent Reason. I really enjoyed reading this book. It is not only captivating, emotional and very funny as well. Madison Rae will crack you up not only with her wittiness but how she forgets things too like her gadget. It is also a beautiful book about the love and support of a family. This book is hard to put it down once you started reading it. It is very suspense. It will blow your mind. A book that handles any FBI involvement is my cup of tea to read. Madison and Court's relationship is like cat and a mouse. They both like to play games though the attraction is undeniable. I loved these two characters. For No Apparent Reason teaches you to trust you instinct and do everything to help your neighbors. Madison Rae has that character being a student that studies crimes and law. She is one stubborn woman who will never says no while she can help. If you love to read crimes, this book is a must read. I highly recommended it. Prepare to be amazed and fall in-love with Madison Rae and Court.