Where Can I Go? Series

All That It Takes - Front Cover

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




Janet Sketchley
Reviewed in Canada on May 11, 2021
High tension from page one until the end. Even when Julia slows down to breathe and recover, author K.L. Ditmars has created frightening enough enemies that you feel them looming just off the page ready to overpower her.

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.



Amazon Customer


Reviewed in Canada on May 24, 2021

This is not the type of fiction I typically read but this book captured my attention from page one. I couldn’t put it down. The story was well written and flowed with good character progression. I was intrigued with Julie Bowen, Charlie and Lincoln and would happily read stories about them individually as they were interesting people in their own right. It was a subject I knew little about but now have a better understanding of human trafficking which is scary as it is a reality in the world. I am excited to read the next book in the series!!
Ruby J Asper
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the next book – this was a page turner and I want more!

Reviewed in Australia on February 6, 2021

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coming soon


What Justice Requires

Book 2 in the Where Can I Go? series

Ordering Info for All That it Takes

Paperback copies are currently available in Victoria, BC at:

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