Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Derailed” by Mary Keliikoa, Epicenter Press, May 12, 2020, for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Mary Keliikoa, author or “Derailed A Kelly Pruett Mystery” has written a suspenseful and intriguing novel. The genres for this novel are Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the author’s present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters. The author describes her characters as complicated, complex, and flawed.
Kelly Pruett has taken over her deceased father’s detective agency and is trying to manage as a divorced mom of a deaf child. Kelly finds herself constantly trying to balance and moderate her time with her daughter and life as a single Private Investigator. Her ex-husband is both helpful at times and too involved in controlling aspects of her life.
A client comes to the office looking for Kelly’s father. Kelly does find a letter from her Dad asking her to take care of this person if she should ever come to the office. This woman wants Kelly to find the circumstances or witnesses that can account for her daughter’s mysterious death.
The more involved that Kelly becomes, and the closer to getting the information she requires, Kelly finds herself being threatened and attacked. When a witness is murdered, Kelly realizes the danger to her daughter and herself. How is Kelly going to manage to solve this dangerous case? Little does she know, that past secrets will affect her and other people. I would highly recommend this edgy and intense mystery.