Author: Mary Keliikoa

Series: Kelly Pruett Mystery #2

Publisher: Self

Release Date: May 11, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Crafty, clever, and totally unexpected!

PI Kelly Pruett is recovering from her last case after taking over her father’s PI business, when she is approached by a friend from the past.  A very pregnant friend is looking into why she hasn’t heard from her father since she has been trying to contact him for over a month.  They had a falling out a few months ago and now she wants to make amends before she has the baby so that he or she can know their grandfather.  As Kelly dives into the case, she discovers a world of gambling, mafia, sickness, betrayal, and illegal dumping.  Can Kelly unravel the case before someone silences her from uncovering the truth?

I haven’t read the first book in this series, but the second pulled me in quickly and did a good job of filling in some backstory.  I’m sure there would have been more had I read the first, but I think this can be a standalone.  Kelly is a very strong woman to be going through everything with her ex-husband, ex-best friend, and PI business.  Her persistence and perseverance was fun to watch when she just couldn’t let things drop. I also like the supporting role of Detective Kuni and hope to see more of him in future stories.  I also thought that tying in the experiences of living with a deaf daughter was a neat aspect.  I plan to go back and get the first to tie it all together, but I’m also looking forward to the next installment.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

2 thoughts on “Denied

  1. I like that this could even be a stand alone, I never seem to get on the band wagon for book one. Ha! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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