Saturday, July 15, 2017

What Doesn't Kill You by Aimee Hix (NetGalley)


                                                          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!

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21 comments:

  1. Hi El!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I've followed you! Great reviews you have here! Are you on Goodreads?

    Lisa
    www.thisinkwell.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello! Thanks so much!

      Yes I am on Goodreads! I can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/28481679-el-s-book-reviews !

      How about you? Are you on Goodreads as well? Hope to see you around!

      - El

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  2. Sounds good! Where is the story set?
    And how well is the book edited? I am easily put off by too many typesetting errors that could have been avoided with even the most basic proof-reading and editing, but I have come across many ebooks that leave a lot to be desired in that department.

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    1. I believe it is set somewhere in the US, but I can't seem to remember exactly where! I'll get back to you when I remember!

      Honestly, I found a bunch of typos, but nothing too serious that made me feel as though I had to put the book down. The book will be further edited to fix all of these typos, I believe.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      - El

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  3. Hi, El! I have always enjoyed reading reviews, and this one (as well as the others I just read) were FABULOUS. Each one intrigued me so much! Your blog is lovely <3

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    1. Thank you so much! That honestly means so much to me! 💜

      - El

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  4. OMG once again another great review - not a huge fan of reading books (as you know) but you literally are inspiring me to pick up a book and write a review. Keep up this amazing work man, you're doing great!!!!

    -Rafia

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    1. THANK YOU! 💜 You're too kind! We have a ton of movies to watch though, so how about that instead of books? 😉

      - El

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    2. Yah definitely sounds like a plan!

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  5. This book sounds so goooood. I can't wait till it comes out! Definitely adding to the TBR :) It sounds like it has a Sherlock-y feel (judging not just from the description, but also from the cover).

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    1. That's so good to hear! Thanks for stopping by!

      - El

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  6. Thanks for dropping by my The New Book Review. Glad I dropped by yours. Great design job. Let's keep in touch! @CarolynHowardJohnson

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  7. This book sounds really interesting :-)
    Lovely review and lovely blog <3

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  8. Great review! Sounds like such a busy and complex book. Although I do have mixed opinions of the cover.

    Deborah @ Hills of Books

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  9. This sounds SO good!! Great review!

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