Wanda Dyson File:
Reviewed by Rel Mollet
Shepherd's Fall by W.L. Dyson
"Wanda Dyson mixes suspense, danger and a man at the crossroads of life in this riveting novel."
Nick Shepherd carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Estranged from his sister, his fugitive recovery business spiraling into debt and his personal life in tatters, Nick wonders how he can keep it all together.
A straightforward job for Nick and his Prodigal Recovery Agency suddenly gets complicated and ends in tragedy, leaving Nick questioning his vocation and purpose in life. As he struggles to adjust, a new contract to locate prostitute and addict, Zeena Bantham focuses his energy on what he is good at ~ tracking down criminals to bring them to justice.
Annie McNamara is desperate to find Zeena but for entirely different reasons, and she joins forces with Nick to flush her out into the open. When Nick's work and personal life collide with the abduction of someone he loves, will this be the one recovery he fails to make?
Wanda Dyson mixes suspense, danger and a man at the crossroads of life
in this riveting novel. Inheriting his father's fugitive recovery business
with his younger siblings, Steven and Marti, Nick feels responsible to
uphold his father's legacy but fails to see how his loyalty to that goal
is impacting the lives of those he loves. It is around these issues that
Wanda weaves Nick's faith battle. Without a doubt, the life of a bounty
hunter makes for fascinating reading, and while the action is fast and
furious, most appealing about Shepherd's Fall is the authentic characterization
that stamps each person in this story. Nick is heroic in his career yet
unable to hold his marriage together and is failing dismally to understand
his teenage daughter and her needs. Nick's fellow bounty hunters, Rafe
and Conner provide engaging banter and light hearted moments while the
sibling rivalry and misunderstandings between Nick, Steven and Marti are
pivotal to both the plot and exceptional character development. If I had
to quibble, the ending is a little too neat, but that will not stop me
from seeking out the rest of this unique and enthralling series. Shepherd's
Fall launches this trilogy with a cracking pace and lays a fascinating
foundation for the following books focused on the other Shepherd siblings,
Steven and Marti
Rel Mollet is a lawyer, wife and mother of three young daughters and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Reading has been her passion since childhood. She is a Book Club Co-ordinator and has her own website ~ relzreviewz ~ dedicated to reviews and author interviews with the sole aim to support authors writing from a Christian worldview. She believes Sir Francis Bacon's (1561 - 1626) creed, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body".