Do you remember when I reviewed a book titled Vanished? It was written by Barbara Ann Derksen, a talented author and one of my new faves as well. If you remember, I said I couldn’t wait to read the second book in the series.
Well guess what? I was contacted by the review crew I belong to, and asked to review the second book as well!
Like Vanished, Presumed Dead starts out by jumping right into the mystery. Hooking me and pulling me in until the last word.
In this book Brian and Andrea have started their business as detectives to find lost/missing persons. Their adventure takes them into the world of bikers and drugs.
When the missing man shows up dead, it seems their job is complete, but the trail of a missing girl leads them right back into the thick of things.
Brian and Andrea’s relationship has advanced past, that of friendship and I really appreciate how Brian treats Andrea and the purity they both desire in their relationship.
I would give this book 4 stars. I like the characters and the story line, and for the most part I could relate to the characters. In a few cases though things seemed to “easy”, like I don’t really think it would be that easy in real life. And there were a number of spelling/grammatical errors in the kindle version. I don’t hold that against the author though, assuming that to be the fault of the editor.
Over all, Presumed Dead is an excellent read for both adults and teens.
Presumed Dead is available for purchase on both Amazon and Smashwords
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.