Intent: A Spiritual Dramatic Suspense

Mystery & Thrillers, Christian Books

By Krista Wagner

Publisher : CreateSpace

ABOUT Krista Wagner

Krista Wagner
A mother of three and wife of TJ, Krista has been writing since she was seven. She started out writing songs and plays and then graduated to poetry during her teen years. In high school, she was on the staff of her literary magazine, co-authored her own zine, and began to write numerous More...



Tired of feeling stuck in her small town, twenty-two-year-old Raylee yearns for something to happen, but she is rocked when an unexpected tragedy hits home. Bitter and lonely, she finds comfort in an old high school crush, but nothing can prepare her when people she loves start to die and her tormentor from high school shows up. As she attempts to uncover the truth behind the murders, Raylee questions whom she can trust as all clues point to a killer who is close to her. But soon her own life is on the line. Can she expose the truth before it's too late?

A dramatic thriller that takes you on a spiritual journey, where faith is tested and the truth is not what it seems.

Wrote the screenplay first and then completed the novel in two weeks on a cross-country road trip.

"Intent by Krista Wagner is an excellent book. Buckle your seat belt and hang on tight as this novel twists and turns through suspense filled pages. I loved it!

Intent by Krista Wagner is a great read. The element of surprise and intrigue are utilized throughout this entire book. As the protagonist, Raylee Johnson, pushes through a seemingly monotonous dead end job and begins to reach the conclusion that her life is without meaning, she is catapulted into a maze of events that leave her reeling. The courage and strength that Raylee finds during this tumultuous and precarious period of her life unfold with dramatic flare.

The reader is led astray several times as the plot unravels down narrow paths of apprehensive action. Clues are scattered like finely sifted granules of sand across the grand canyon. As with any good mystery novel, the reader is never quite sure who's behind it all until the very end.

Wagner's ability to infuse the reader with hope and encouragement through a relationship with Christ is worked into the story in a clear manner without being intrusively overboard. There is not a "preachy" feel to this read, as the author takes advantage of her talent for subtlety and cohesively delivers sound Christian doctrine through some of the lives of the minor characters. This book is sure to help the reader effortlessly transfer some healthy prospective into their life.

If you enjoy reading a good mystery that has an element of reality without creating nightmares, I highly recommend that you read, Intent by Krista Wagner!"--Karen Wiser