Derailed: A Kelly Pruett Mystery

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In the last year, Kelly Pruett’s life has been derailed. She got divorced, her dad passed away, and she inherited his PI business, all while trying to raise her eight-year-old daughter. Kelly is determined to make it though, so when a woman walks into her office asking her to investigate the death of her daughter, Kelly takes the case.

The young woman was struck by a train, seemingly an accident since she was drunk and a witness says she fell in front of it. The more Kelly digs, however, the more she finds that the young woman had a double life that her family didn’t know about. The number of suspects continues to grow. There is more at stake than just preserving her father’s legacy. Kelly has to decide how far she wants to go to solve this case, even if it means putting her life on the line.

My only complaint about this book was that for the amount of characters in it, it was far too short. Not enough time was spent on getting to know the people, while a bit too much was spent on all the suspects and red herrings. It was hard to feel too attached to Kelly or any of the other characters because they kind of just breezed by. It would have been worth an extra hundred pages to get to know them better and feel more sucked in. Overall, the story was good and I hope the next Kelly Pruett mystery has a bit more depth.

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Author Mary Keliikoa
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 236 pages
Publish Date 2020-05-12
ISBN 9781603817066
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Issue June 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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