Thursday, 6 August 2015

Review: A Killing Sky

A Killing Sky A Killing Sky by Andy Straka
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Ex-cop turned Private Investigator Frank Pavlicek is the hero in the story. Frank receives a newspaper article through the mail, is is about a 20 years old picture, it's about a hit-and-run, and it turns out later it was sent by Cassidy Drummond, who wants to hire Frank to find her sister Cartwright or (Wright) as she is known. Cassidy and Cartwright are no ordinary sisters, they are the twin daughters of Congressman Drummond. It appears there are hidden family secrets that are about to be blown to the surface with the start of a scandal that rocked the roots of the Congressman's family. His dirty secret was out, he was having an affair and now it was public knowledge. The scandal ended with the divorce of the congressman and his wife Karen. This was just the beginning of the journey to find the truth!

Cassidy starts by explaining to Frank that she found the newspaper article in Wright's room, it seems that after the affair went public Wright had started delving into her father's murky background, and at the same time decides to end her relationship with her no-good boyfriend. This is exactly when she vanished. Was her boyfriend responsible for her disappearance?? could her father be responsible? Or is there some other more sinister goings on?

As Frank tries to unearth the reason for the twin's disappearance, he himself becomes a "prime suspect" of the FBI's investigations, mainly because he refuses to tell them the whereabouts of the Cassidy and her mother Karen, he has hidden away for their own safety.

There are more twists in this story than a corkscrew, more turns, than a turntable, and more suspense than most can handle. I am usually pretty good at guessing WHO DONE IT, but, this time it took me by total surprise, which really pleased me immensely.

Truly a great story, written exceptionally well, with enough bite in the story to grip you all the way through.

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