wp-1591040679624.jpgWelcome to my stop on the Derailed blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:

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. Each clue exposes another layer of the victim’s steamy double life.

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.

My Thoughts:

First in a new series, Derailed is an exciting mystery.

Kelly Pruett is a private investigator working on her own. She inherited her late father’s agency and is doing her best to leave behind her controlling ex.

Kelly finds a letter from her dad that is tied somehow to a cold case involving a woman hit by a train. Was it an accident or was it murder? Kelly is on the case and putting all the pieces together.

I really grew to love Kelly. She became stronger during the story and with the hardships she faced. There’s a touch of romance in this well-written mystery. I had a lot of fun with this one and found it exciting overall!

The best part? It’s a series so I can continue to follow along with Kelly and what’s next for her.

I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Mary Keliikoa spent the first 18 years of her adult life working around lawyers. Combining her love of all things legal and books, she creates a twisting mystery where justice prevails. Her short story, Sabotage, was published in Woman’s World and she is the author of the PI Kelly Pruett series which will debut with DERAILED on May 12, 2020.

At home in Washington, she enjoys spending time with her family and her writing companions/fur-kids, Bella, a bossy golden retriever and August, her mischievous kitty. When she’s not at home, you can find Mary on a beach on the Big Island where she and her husband recharge. But even under the palm trees and blazing sun she’s plotting her next murder—novel that is.


Have you read Derailed, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR