Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Derailed by Mary Keliikoa

Posted July 27, 2020 by meezcarrie in contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, Mary Keliikoa, mystery/suspense / 17 Comments

DERAILED by Mary Keliikoa
PI Kelly Pruett #1
GENRE: Mystery / Cozy Mystery
PUBLISHER: Epicenter Press
RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020
PAGES: 232

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.


*Readers may want to be aware that this book contains some strong language & profanity, as well as adult themes.*

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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. She has had a short story published in Woman’s World and is the author of the PI Kelly Pruett Mystery Series.

At home in Washington, she enjoys spending time with her family and her writing companions/fur-kids. When 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.

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17 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Derailed by Mary Keliikoa

  1. James Robert

    I appreciate getting to hear about a new book. Thanks so much for taking time to share.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the book tour for “Derailed” by Mary Keliikoa.

    Can’t wait for the opportunity to read this great sounding book on my TBR list.

  3. I’m glad you put the warning in there about strong language. I appreciate that. When I saw the cover and read the description, I wondered about the cozy genre. This seems like it would fit more into the edgy suspense genre better. Thanks for the review!

    • yeah it definitely has cozy elements & i was originally going to review it but opted out of a review because of the language and adult themes lol. I just wasn’t comfy with it :-/

  4. I love hearing and learning about new authors (at least to me) and their books. This book really looks like a great read. Would love to read and review in its print format.
    Love books like this. Really like the book cover and excerpt. Very intriguing.
    Look forward to learning more about you and your books.
    Hope I Win.

  5. Diana Hardt

    I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book, very intriguing. Thank you for sharing.

  6. IRENE

    Sounds like an intense story! She sure has a lot to deal with! Know what it’s like to try to juggle work, a special needs child (deaf would fit that term, too), & all that life throws at you, alone….

  7. Debra Branigan

    This book sounds perfect for me. It has the suspense, but real life drama as well. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes to the author on the new book.

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