A Pleaser... May 26, 2013
By Jay A. Miller
You will find that when you begin reading this book, that this author has the wonderful gift of drawing you right into the story to where you not only know who the characters are, you become the characters. She's a fantastic writer and I give this and all of her books 5 Stars.
Great Book October 10, 2013
Shadow Stalkers is one the the best recent mystery books I have read. The book keeps you on your toes wondering what is going to happen next from the very beginning. And just when you think you have it all figured out, another curveball is thrown. The book revolves around a girl who witnessed her parents murder when she was little. The murderer is following her without her knowledge. She is currently a private detective looking for a lost little boy. She joins forces with another private detective who was her protector. They together look for the lost boy and a lost elderly man.
I will be reading more of Barbara Derkson's books in the future.
Shadow Stalker--A Suspense Ride! October 6, 2013
By C. Brown VINE VOICE
Always, a beginning like Barbara's Shadow Stalker (love the title) is what draws a reader of suspense into the book. What a horrid nightmare, which the protagonist suffers through her adulthood, for a child. Yet, it happens in real life, and Barbara pulls the reader into her story because she employs such a method.
Starting her own detective agency, Melissa/Christine battles to find a four-year-old child while dealing with her own problems/nightmare. Has the murderer of her parents found her? Will he ever give up? And can she and Jeremy Goodman, who wants to protect her, work together and perhaps find a spark of love?Fast paced, intense, and a book well-worth your time and money. You'll be pulled into the story from the beginning and have a hard time putting it down. Intriguing plot!
A hooker to the next book in the series, September 24, 2013
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This review is from: Shadow Stalker (Finder Keepers Mystery Series)
"Shadow Stalker" by Barbara Ann Derksen gets 5 stars from me.
This book is about Christine Finder, alias Melissa Rompart, who dreams about her parents brutal murder every night. This murder happens when she is just a young child. At the start of the story Christine ( now an adult) returns to her old hometown with an adopted name (she was adopted after the murder) and sets up a business as a PI to find missing children along with her dog Chief.
The first case has her partnering with her lawyer's son Jeremy Goodman who is also a PI and there cases are interwoven.
While trying to found the 4 year old boy who was kidnapped, Christine is also trying to found her parent's killer but he is still trying to kill her.
This is the first book in the "Finders Keepers Mystery Series" and the ending will leave you wanting to read the next story in this series. This stories leaves you asking questions such as what was in the box left on the porch? And will Jeriamiah and Fanny get together as well as Jeremy and Christine and will Christine's parents killer ever be caught
If you like mystery you will like this book! This is a story that readers who like and readers who don't like religion in their stories will like even through Jeremy and his father are Christians and let you know it they don't shove it at you ( and yes I am a Christian and I added this sentence because I am thinking of friends who likes mysteries and would like this book but doesn't like to read Christian Fiction).
I would be reading more of Barbara's books in the future.
|Publisher:||Barbara Ann Derksen|
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
With a plethora of writing under her belt and a variety of genres, Barbara Ann Derksen receives encouragement from 4 and 5 star reviews, the eager anticipation by readers for the next book, and a new reader discovering her existence. Born in Canada, Barbara lived in the US for 12 years. There her writing surfaced as she worked under contract as a journalist for six years with over 2500 articles published in newspapers and magazines during that time. She began attending Colorado Christian Writer's Conferences and each year, under the tutelage of great Christian writer's like James Scott Bell, Angela Hunt, and others, she honed her skills and then published her first book in 2003. With 19 books to her credit, one currently inactive and awaiting revision, each one surpasses the last, according to her readers. The new series has given them something to think about as she delves into the world…
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my first book by author, Barbara Ann Derksen, it was a marvelous read - as intriguing and suspenseful as a good mystery should be! Shadow Stalker is a twist and turn mystery with colorful characters and an adventurous plot. Christine Finder, alias Melissa Rampart, was the lone survivor when her parents were killed when she was just a small child. She was adopted into a family that raised her as if she was their own. She starts an agency called The Finders as detective agency and the story plot follows her searching for a missing young boy. With her wonderful canine companion, Chief, and the interesting relationship with Jeremy, this book owns the title of a page turner. Ms. Derksen writes with an amazing sense of description! To save she uses a vast vocabulary to vastly describe the scenes, emotions and feel for a character would simply be an understatment. She is truly a gifted artist and writes with a passion and clarity! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Shadow Stalker! I so look forward to future novels. This is a first in a series of Finder's Keepers Mystery books and await the reading of the sequel and hopefully the return of Christine and Jeremy! * Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.