Where Can I Go? Series
A human trafficking ring is operating in the shadows of her city. When they murder her husband, Julia Bowen is determined to turn on the light.
Julia believed her husband told her everything. But now he is dead, murdered by armed gunmen who broke into their home. Forced to flee and not knowing where else to go, she seeks help from Charlie, a homeless veteran living in the woods of Victoria, BC, behind her home.
When she is framed for the murder, Julia goes into hiding, her past distrust of law enforcement haunting her all the while. With Charlie’s help, she discovers what her husband died for: a human trafficking ring operating in the city. Unsure of his involvement, Julia decides to follow a trail of evidence he left behind. She soon discovers a network of local businesses involved in the sexual exploitation of young women.
As she navigates grief, being hunted, and attempting to expose a human trafficking ring, Julia encounters help from unexpected people and discovers a God who is present through it all.
SOME REVIEWS from Amazon and Goodreads: (Used with permission)
Amazon Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars & Goodreads Rating: 4.47 out of 5 stars
There’s a lot to like about this book: vibrant settings, courage, human kindness. And an Irish Wolfhound named Aengus. There’s also truth: about the ongoing scourge of human trafficking in Canada and the United States.
There’s also a strong thread of faith. Charlie combats his residual PTSD through prayer, finding comfort that God is with him in the darkness. His words point Julia toward trusting God and finding the help and strength she needs. Nothing is preachy, just a natural outflow of their time together.
Best thing I’m taking from this novel: “All is in Your hands.” This is Charlie’s prayer, which Julia takes for her own. It’s a simple enough prayer that any of us can add it into our lives.
All That it Takes is a gripping read. It’s one of those novels where the characters and their struggle stayed with me when I wasn’t reading.
Reviewed in Canada on May 24, 2021
Reviewed in Australia on February 6, 2021
What Justice Requires
Book 2 in the Where Can I Go? series
Ordering Info for All That it Takes
All That it Takes is also available to order through your local independent bookstore (with the exception of Chapters/Indigo in Canada where it is only available as an ebook on Kobo, see below).
In addition to Christian Book & Music, Bolen Books in Victoria is also stocking copies on their shelf.
and in Coombs, BC on Vancouver Island near Parksville
Cozy Corner Bookstore
Located in the Coombs Emporium
31-2300 Alberni Highway,
Qualicum Beach, BC
Title: ALL THAT IT TAKES
Author: K. L. DITMARS
ISBN: 9781777410100 (paperback); 9781777410117 (ebook)