What Doesn't Kill You by Aimee Hix
(Novel to be published on January 8th, 2018)
Willa Pennington, who is training to become a private inspector, comes across a dead body in someone else’s house. Now what? She was only there to fulfill a favour requested by her family friends to help their daughter Violet leave this home in which she lives with her abusive boyfriend, who is now suddenly dead. With Violet nowhere to be found, Willa gets a creeping feeling that something is most definitely off. I mean, of course she would, she just found a dead man!
Pennington is an ex-cop, so naturally, she would do what she expects of any individual who comes across a dead body. She called the cops in her capacity as a citizen, as she was not on-duty as a PI when she was heading over to the home to help Violet move out. One would expect that once Willa called the cops and they took over the investigation, her involvement would be over, even though she was the only witness. But her inquisitive, curious nature ensures that this is most definitely not the case.
This novel follows Willa as she tries to figure out what led up to this man’s death. Along the way, we see the recurrence of her good friend, Michael, who passed away while serving his country overseas. We also get to know Michael’s brother, Seth, who has a significant interest in this case, along with a love interest for Willa.
Willa has a couple of near death experiences which makes her wonder who she can really trust and confide in. Will she decide to solve the man’s mysterious death? Is everything truly as it seems, and should one always do favours for someone they know well? Read this novel for answers to all of these questions!
I loved Willa’s sassy personality and how she prefers doing things on her own. I loved how much she cares for her younger, highly-intelligent brother Ben, as well as how much she thinks about her old friend, Michael. Her witty personality definitely adds to the novel and makes it far more enjoyable. Additionally, I really liked how all the characters in this novel have some sort of role in furthering the plot. At the end of this novel, I was not left with any unanswered questions!
What Doesn’t Kill You is an impressive debut novel for the author, Aimee Hix, as I was intrigued from the start! This was my first digital copy reading, and I must admit that I truly enjoyed it. I know that after reading this novel, I will most definitely be reading the rest of the PI Mystery series by Aimee Hix!
I want to extend a huge thank you to NetGalley and the publishers at Midnight Ink for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this novel, which in no way changes my views of this book! It was an excellent, suspenseful novel and it will be published on January 8th, 2018! Make sure you add this one to your TBR list! My review can also be viewed on Goodreads so please check it out!