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Derailed

(A Kelly Pruett Mystery #1)

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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 fathers 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
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Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by Epicenter Press
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    G.L. Jackson
    Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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    I was lucky enough to read a pre-publication version of Derailed. This mystery ticks all the boxes for me: a strong female PI, a canine sidekick, a business that's on the rocks and desperately needs success, a dark, gritty atmosphere--and a grand cast of characters painted in strokes subtle enough that it keeps the reader guessing about which ones are good and which ones have truly questionable motives. As if that's not enough, Pruett's family life is such a pressure cooker that it tugged at my ...more
    Dianne Freeman
    Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This is the first book in an exciting new series by Mary Keliikoa.

    After years of helping her late father with his private detective business, Kelly Pruitt is working her first solo case while juggling life as a single mom with a clingy ex-husband and a bossy ex-mother-in-law. The case was closed by the police as accidental death by commuter train, but the mother of the victim isnt convinced. Neither is Kelly once she digs into the shady lifestyle of the victim. As the investigation reveals more
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    Linda Strong
    Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it

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    Tracy Clark
    Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This is a dazzling debut by Mary Keliikoa. Kelly Pruett is a tough female PI you can really get behind. Pruett's tough, smart, determined, vulnerable, unsure at times, very sure at others, absolutely unstoppable. When Derailed begins, Pruett has just inherited her late father's detective agency and finds herself the sole operative on a complicated case of a young woman killed by a train. Suicide? Murder? Things get real as the number of shadowy clues and dodgy suspects mount, but Pruett more ...more
    Liv Arnold
    Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I love detective novels with a murder mystery. I enjoyed the characters. Kelly is so relatable. I liked her dynamic with her ex husband as co parents. Even though he cheated, they still care for each other.
    Her love interest Kyle is a beautiful soul.
    I kept turning the page eager fo find out what happened next. Whenever I thought the murderer was one person, more surprises came.
    Samantha Verant
    Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Keliikoa has penned an exciting murder mystery, complete with a strong PI female protagonist, a budding romance with a sexy copand a lovable dog. Along with the fast-paced prose, snappy dialogue, and well-developed characters, the plot twists/turns kept me guessing and turning the pages until I finished the book. I absolutely adored tough and tender PI Kelly Pruett, the relationships she had with others, including her deaf daughter, her ex, and his mother, and how she refused to give up, even ...more
    Lin Perrett
    Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This book had me gripped from page 1. Kelly Pruett Private Investigator has had a difficult year. She discovered her husband had a affair with her best friend. Then her beloved Father passed away suddenly. Kelly has taken over her father's Private Investigation business. Her first client Georgette asks for help investigating her daughter's death. The police believe it was a tragic accident but Georgette is convinced otherwise. Kelly takes on the case as her father left her a mysterious letter ...more
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    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.

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