Thursday, January 27, 2022

Five Decembers

 

Author: James Kestrel 

Publisher: Hard Case Crime

Year: 2021

𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 - 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭

This is an incredible combination of historical fiction, thriller noir, and love story. Honolulu police detective Joe McGrady is tasked with investigating the brutal murder of a young couple in early December of 1941. Joe’s investigation takes him across the Pacific just as America is on the brink of war and the Japanese fleet steams toward Pearl Harbor. As Joe finally gets a big break in the case, war breaks out and he is caught up in events beyond his control. His only hope for survival comes from a stranger and his beautiful daughter who risk everything to help him. 

This is a sweeping epic story that you get lost in. Joe is complex - a tough guy who’s been around the block a time or two. But Joe has an openness to the world around him, a sense of justice and loyalty, and a big heart. You can’t help but root for Joe to catch the killer, survive the war, and find happiness. 

This is an unforgettable story filled with drama and tension, terrific characters, and expansive settings. I’m giving this one all the stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

QOTD: what book do you want to see turned into a movie or mini series? 

My answer: this one! In the right hands, this would be riveting. 

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