Joseph Hooks is a private investigator with an unpleasant past. He was accused of killing his father on Father’s Day when he was 12 years old. He has no memory of that day or the events surrounding his father’s death. All he knows is he spent two years in a mental hospital for the crime. Twenty-three years later, on the verge of a divorce, coupled with his son being the same age he was when his father died; his mind becomes consumed with finding out the truth about his father’s death. As he investigates the murder, he opens up old wounds with his estrange siblings, deals with a less than cooperative Detroit police force and runs into some well connected people who don’t want the truth known.
D.K. Gaston’s Joseph Hooks is a powerful character. Hooks’ drive and determination reaches out of the pages and grabs the reader. The internal conflict to protect his loved ones, while uncovering the past highlights Hooks’ strength and compassion. Even though the book’s genre is listed as Murder, Mystery, Thriller; I know this book will appeal to science fiction fans. I recommend this book and I especially recommend D.K. Gaston. He is a super talented author.
Malcolm Dylan Petteway
Rage Books Reading Club