This story grabbed my attention from the beginning and kept it for the entire story.
The plot is intelligent and well thought through. The characters are well-written and relatable.
Lots of plot twists that keep the reader on her toes throughout. Unsurprisingly nothing is quite what it seems and the PI has to work hard and consistently in order to get to the truth.
I loved how her extended family care for her and so, understandably, this creates some real tension as Kelly is a highly involved and devoted mum but she also discovers during her first real investigation that life as a PI is also part of who she is. This should make for some interesting storylines in additional books in the series.
On a personal note, I found some of the scenes a little brutal but understandable considering the context.
I highly recommend this Mystery Thriller.
From the back cover:
A dying wish. A secret world.
Can this grieving investigator stay on the right track?
PI Kelly Pruett is determined to make it on her own. And juggling clients at her late father’s detective agency, a controlling ex, and caring for a deaf daughter was never going to be easy. So she takes it as a good sign when a letter left by her dad ties into an unsolved case of a young woman struck by a train.
Hunting down the one person who can prove the mysterious death was not just a drunken accident, Kelly discovers this witness is in no condition to talk. And the closer she gets to the truth the longer her list of sleazy suspects with murderous motives grows.
On a crash course with a killer, she must piece together the puzzle of what really happened to the victim that rainy night, before her own fate is sealed and she loses everything near and dear, including her life.
With thanks to #NetGalley, Epicenter Press and the author for my free advanced reader copy to review in exchange for an honest opinion.