A Small Town Secrets Novel Standalone Series - (Book #1)A storm is coming. . .Raylee is certain that danger lurks nearby, but can she trust the clues?Feeling stuck in her small town, twenty-two-year-old Raylee finds happiness in an old high school crush. But the familiar world she's always known abruptly changes when she is thrust into a dark mystery. Her high school nemesis suddenly shows up. Tragedy strikes. And someone is watching her every move. Now Raylee will face a frightening uncertainty as she attempts to uncover the truth. The clues point to a suspect who is close to her, but soon her life is on the line in a complex suspenseful encounter. Can she expose the truth before it's too late?A dramatic thriller that takes you on a spiritual journey, where faith is tested and the truth is not what it seems.Dear Reader,I had an awesome time writing Intent. The story was actually first written as a screenplay and later turned into a novel. I wrote the book version on a cross country road trip as my husband drove over 8,000 miles.Intent deals with recognizable issues like doubt, loss, and betrayal.I had a blast writing this spiritual dramatic thriller, and I hope you have a blast reading it!Krista
About the Author
Krista Wagner is an MFA graduate of National University and recently completed the screenplay version of her novel. She is also an English Instructor at two private Christian colleges as well as a public community college.
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A book that depicts at the most imaginative thrilling sensation, Intent delivers a unique feeling of mystery yet satisfaction. Wagner deliberately allows the reader to sympathize and connect with the main protagonist since the very beginning. Easily capable of putting us in the shoes of her prime character, Wagner takes us on a very engaging journey through twists and turns, ups and downs, and ultimately brings the THRILL in thriller. Though the murderer of the case is more than obvious at a certain point of the story, it was still a very convincing book to read and to play around with. The originality of the plot, along with the enticing group of characters create a more than satisfying read for those seeking a hint of adventure.
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite Intent by Krista Wagner is a Christian thriller suspense novel. Raylee Johnson, the only child of a small town pastor, still lives at home with her parents. Even though she graduated from high school four years ago, Raylee is still working for her Aunt Kim in her restaurant. She believes herself to be a failure and the roots of her self-deprecating attitude revert back to high school. Raylee was not popular in school, and the popular girls tormented her. The only positive people in high school were Paul, her best friend, and her crush, Billy, the high school quarterback. Out of the blue, Billy and her high school nemesis, Crystal, show up at her aunt's restaurant. Strangely, both wanted to get together with her. Confused and ecstatic, Raylee plans an outing with Billy. Paul has always been there for her and is happy that she is happy. He just doesn't understand why the two people who made Raylee so miserable have changed their manner toward her now. Paul advises her to exercise a little caution in forming any relationships with them. However, before Raylee could go out on a date with Billy, her parents are killed in a car accident. Intent by Krista Wagner is a suspense thriller replete with murder, lies and treachery. Those three depravities are the combination for a perfect storm. Raylee, terrified of storms, is the victim of the worst kind. She experiences the loss of loved ones through the evil corruption of someone she cares for and believes in. Although the death of her parents and the loss of her faith is deeply painful, it is a turning point for Raylee. Separated from her faith and her parents' babying, Raylee faces her fears head on and finds her self-worth. It is refreshing and a nice change to see a character grow so much in the course of a thrilling novel. This story is very well-written and has a good plot and storyline. Nicely done! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a suspense thriller with Christian faith thrown in.