Title: Denied (Kelly Pruett Mystery #2) Author: Mary Keliikoa Genre: Mystery Suspense Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Not for me, maybe for you.
I enjoy a good suspense novel, but the writing style of Mary Keliikoa didn’t work for me despite giving her two books to sell me on it. I find it slow, dry, and rather pedantic. In my head, the voice of the main character was a drawl. The entire thing was frustrating as hell.
PI Kelly Pruett is following in her father’s footsteps. She’s trying to keep his private investigation agency going after his death. After almost dying on a case, she’s on recovery when she takes a new investigation for a childhood friend to find the woman’s missing father.
Julien Granier is a connoisseur of fine art. Art speaks to him. Now he unimaginably begins to live it. At night at the Musée d’Orsay it comes to life to breathe, entertain and interact with him. A beautiful experience only he sees.
“Museums are like churches for art. Sacred spaces or holy ground or something.”
When a new Renoir is scheduled to show, Julien immediately feels connected to the woman in the painting. He can’t wait until she comes to him and can interact with him. When she finally comes to life, he is sunk in love with Clio, a woman unlike any he’s met or imagined.
“Yes, that’s it. We come like pilgrims to an abbey to see them.”