Review: Intent by Krista Wagner

Intent by Krista Wagner
Release Date: August 24, 2014
Publisher:  Touchpoint Press
Pages: 147
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Trying to deal with small town life and feeling that she has no real purpose, Raylee Johnson finds a new source of confidence when her former high school crush returns to town. When she begins to feel better about the direction her life is going, Raylee is thrust into a maze of doubt, uncertainty, murder, and deceit where the only thing she does know for sure is that her life is engulfed in lies.

 

Review:  It is always nice to read books out of your comfort zone and by new authors that you have not read before. Intent by Krista Wagner was one of those books for me. I had a hard time getting into it but once the action started it read fairly easily.

Raylee was an interesting character but she lamenting a tad too much about how awful her life was and that she wanted more out of her life. I tend to like my female characters to be more spunky with bigger back bones. Her character seems to have a few moments where she shows strength and redeems herself.

I was kind of shocked with the ending and who the killer was. The second half of the book was very fast paced and very enjoyable to read because I really wanted to know what happened. The fact that the first half was kind of slow and sluggish is why I did not give the book higher ratings. The ending was the kind of ending that I like where everything is neatly wrapped up and you feel satisfied with the book. I did like how the second half made me think and realize how fragile life is.