Title: The Hobby
Author: Pamela Swyers
Published Date: March 19th 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
As a teen, fitness instructor Haley Jo Smith was brutally attacked. Years later she seems to have the perfect life, but what secrets lie beneath the surface? *Detective Maura Newcome — As a rookie Maura gets called out on a homicide case and finds a teen girl named Haley Jo covered in blood and bruises. There is a man beside her, dead. Blood everywhere. What a case to cut her teeth on! *Haley Jo Smith — raped and brutalized as a teen, Haley grows up to be a productive member of society. She becomes a fitness instructor and stays in close contact over the years with her friend and mentor, Maura Newcome, who eventually works her way up to detective. Haley fancies herself a bit of a crime-solver herself and often offers up help to Maura. *Shala, Haley’s lifelong BFF — Shala has stuck with Haley through thick and thin. When Shala’s finace’ dies, Haley investigates the crime. *Detective Jack Grammer — Maura’s newest partner and a hunky cop. He has his sights set on Haley. *Sherry and Alton Pettit — Owners of the cafe’ in Haley’s building with secrets of their own.
My reason for giving only four stars is that whilst the story line is clever and extremely well written you will several times when lost in the tale and identifying with Haley get distracted and think, ‘That wouldn’t have happened like that it real life.’ I make a point of not giving spoilers, so have given the author an example by e-mail.
Nevertheless I recommend ‘The Hobby’ and I will be reading the second novel of this clever new author when it is published
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