Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Review-Hit and Run By Maxine O'Callaghan

Hit and Run
A Delilah West Thriller
By:  Maxine O’Callaghan
Brash Books

In the past year Delilah West’s husband was killed, left with her own wounds and high medical bills she struggles to keep the floundering PI business she and her husband started afloat.  Just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse…they did.  While out jogging one rainy night a Trans Am driven by Michael Morales a nineteen-year-old teenager, with a juvenile record, hit an old man, Joseph Collins and didn’t stop.  Delilah was the only witness and eventhough she identified the young man…things just didn’t seem to add up, especially after his mother visited Delilah and asked her to prove Michael’s innocence.  As she begins to ask questions, things become even more bazzar.  Suddenly what started out as a hit and run involving Joe and Michael,  mushrooms to include a jewelry store owner, his daughter, an old lady, an ex-con, millionaire businessman, Erik Lundstrom, Charlie Colfax a fellow investigator and friend of Delilah and her late husband, and Greenspace’s Amy Ferguson.  Now all Delilah has to do is figure out how they all intersect and find out what they are hiding, while proving Michal’s innocence and dodging attempts on her life.   

This fast-paced nail-biting suspense-filled novel has twists, turns and subplots that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Since this takes place in the 1980’s it was fun to go back and read a story before the cell-phone era where pay phones were still at every street corner, a twelve percent tip was considered generous and high tech was not yet common.  If you love mystery, murder and suspense I highly recommend you take the time to read this book.  If you have already read it…it is worth re-reading.
Disclosure: I was given a pre-release copy of this eBook by the publisher, Brash Books, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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