Hidden Pieces by Mary Keliikoa is a fast paced Psychological Thriller with a nail-biting plot.
TITLE : Hidden Pieces
AUTHOR : Mary Keliikoa
PUBLISHING DATE : October 25, 2022
PUBLISHER : Level Best Books
GENRE : Mystery | Thriller
TRIGGERS : Violence, Mention of Rape, Child Death, Cancer, Broken Marriage, Suicide Attempt
TROPES : Small Town Mystery, Missing Person
SYNOPSIS – HIDDEN PIECES
He has nothing left to lose but this case. Can he rescue a young victim before there’s another death on his conscience?
Sheriff Jax Turner is staring down the barrel of his broken past. On the brink of ending it all, he feels like a failure following his daughter’s tragic passing and his subsequent divorce. But when a schoolgirl vanishes and her backpack is found in a sex offender’s backseat, the weary lawman drags himself into action and vows to nail one last sociopath.
Shocked to discover the missing preteen’s aunt had lost her life in an abduction years prior, the devastating outcome that he’s taken personally, Jax believes the killer has returned with a vengeance. But as the desperate cop frantically hunts down a mysterious relative in search of a suspect, the girl’s time keeps ticking away…
Can the jaded sheriff take down the culprit and bring the poor youngster home alive?
"I guess we're all wanting to be cared for on some level."
MARY KELIIKOA (HIDDEN PIECES)
MY BOOK REVIEW – ★★★★★
Hidden Pieces by Mary Keliikoa is a contemporary Psychological Thriller that takes the reader on a ceaseless roller-coaster ride. From the prologue itself, the emotional turmoil is manning the frontline of the diction. Moving forward, the tension, stakes and suspense only amplifies.
Masterfully crafted, proficiently delivered and written with the prowess of that rivals that of the most renowned thriller writers. Keliikoa has fashioned an enticing Psychological Thriller – one of the few I would love to be made into a movie. I usually defer on writing reviews until I’ve had time to sit with the book for a few days. But for this one, I picked up my laptop the moment I finished reading. In my humble opinion, this was one book that ought to be read by every thriller fanatic in the world.
Adrenaline-fueled, adorned with the kind of twists lurking in the dark that will throw the readers off their groove, the plot is nail bitingly thrilling. Three dimensional characters packed with the kind of emotional depth that is unseen in most contemporary novels and some of the best character arcs I’ve read in a very long time are just some exceptional elements of this novel. Hence, it is no surprise that this book is one my favorite reads of this year.
The psychological angle of the novel was beyond compare. The portrayal of mental illness was clinically precise (as per my academic knowledge) and once you’ve read the entire novel, you can remember the clues scattered through the expanse of the novel. The type of detailing Keliikoa has engaged in is commendable.
There isn’t much I can say without ruining at least a part of the novel. Regardless, my sole plea remains the same – please read this magnificent literary masterpiece. You won’t regret it at all.