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March 23, 2014



A Shari Markham Mystery



Angel Killer (Shari Markham Mystery, #1)

Paperback, 286 pages
Published July 1st 2013
Oak Tree Press
 (ISBN13: 9781610090797)

OVERVIEW: (from Goodreads)

The death of a child is every mother’s nightmare. But what if the child has no mother? What if their little bodies are discarded like garbage and no one even seems to care that they’re gone?

Shari Markham, psychologist for the Dallas Police Department, knows what it feels like to be unclaimed and unwanted. She can’t turn away, even if it means demons dancing in her dreams at night. But when her relentless pursuit of information to help apprehend this madman gets a little too close, he turns the tables, warning her that his next scheduled victim will be her own three-year-old granddaughter, Angel!
P.J.  Nunn

As with most things, PJ Nunn's career started out as something else entirely. She started out in retail then moved to property management. That led to teaching high school, then serving as a counselor and liaison to the local police youth services division. She also spent five years as chairperson of the Coryell County Child Welfare Board and spent years counseling abuse victims and serving law enforcement as a trauma counselor and consultant (something she still does today). When she moved to Dallas, a family illness caused her to leave a job teaching psychology at Dallas County Community College District to become a freelance writer, but found that a few favors she was doing for friends—writing press releases and setting up book signings—was better suited to her talents and her drives.
In 1998, she founded BreakThrough Promotions, now a national public relations firm helping authors, mostly of mystery novels, publicize themselves and their work.  The business is thriving and PJ is excited about the release of her first novel, ANGEL KILLER.  PJ lives with her husband and some of their five children near Dallas, Texas.
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ANGEL KILLER is the first book in the series, Shari Markham Mysteries. The book is written in the third person narrative.  Location: Dallas ,Texas.  The plot is based on the horrendous murders of small children.  This is every mother's nightmare.  That her baby will start walking to school and never gets there, or playing in the yard and you look out to check on her and she's gone.  What happens if that poor child has no mommy?   The minute you open the book you are in the middle of a dark evil story that you just can't let go.  Kidnapped children has become an everyday event, some where, some place it is happening.  It is so sad and makes your heart weep. The story  drags you into the suspenseful story of heart break, murder, evil, and the constant fear that the next child taken could be yours or no one's.
Shari Markham works for the Dallas Police Dept. as a criminal profiler and psychologist. Shari is brought in on the investigation of the strange deaths of these little children.. She gets a bit too close for the killer's comfort and things hit too close to home for Shari. Why is this affecting Shari so much?  Will Shari be able to solve the mystery?  Will her investigation end in tragedy or will her life return to normal?  Will the murderer continue killing or will he get his dues?
Tragedy of this sort can hit anyone, even you.  It isn't planned a lot of the time.  You might think you are keeping a close watch on your babies, but keep that watch up and do as much as you can.  Once those babies are gone, you don't get them back.  These sick people who takes these children don't care.  The little ones are just trash to be thrown out for the  garbage. 
The author, PJ Nunn wrote a book that was so realistic.  It was about a subject that you could relate to in different ways. I would recommend this book to anyone.  It may be a wake up call for some or informative for others.  We can't close our eyes, it's reality that hits every day.

I was given a complimentary copy of ANGEL KILLER from the author, PJ Nunn for my personal view.  No other compensation took place.
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