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The Big Thrill Recommends: DON’T ASK, DON’T FOLLOW by Mary Keliikoa

Book Cover: DON'T ASK DON'T FOLLOWRecommended by Susana Kuehne

Beth and Lindsay share a relationship with secrets. Beth, the responsible younger sister, keeps quiet in exchange for living vicariously through her older sister’s colorful world. One filled with lots of rule-breaking and naughty boys. She agrees to leave Lindsay to her business without involving their parents. The deal: Don’t ask. Don’t follow. This simple adage between two sisters becomes a cryptic cry for help when one of them disappears. In Mary Keliikoa’s suspense novel, DON’T ASK, DON’T FOLLOW, rebellion against the norm for a greater cause is praised as a badge of honor. After all, family skeletons beg to be seen when they’re least welcome, and this author is here for it.

Endless glasses of scotch, fake smiles underneath twinkling lights, and murder—all among coworkers. Yes, please. The story opens with a holiday party gone wrong, and is soon on a chaotic path to discovering who may have killed Beth’s boss, Craig.

The great Mr. Frederick Ralston (a.k.a Beth’s father) owns the law firm and is quite the force to be reckoned with. No one could imagine crossing him. When Beth, one of his paralegals, challenges his orders by meddling in the series of events which led to Craig’s death, she’s told to back off. But how can she stop chasing clues when the bold and altruistic Lindsay was last seen at the scene of the crime? It seems impossible for Lindsay to be behind this gruesome violence. Yet, nothing makes sense, and the detectives’ theories mostly point the finger at Beth. Someone’s definitely lying.

With a barrage of questions and too little time, speed is the name of the game. The reader is dropped in a dizzying tornado of drama as Beth starts to develop her own theories of what happened and who orchestrated it. Keliikoa’s writing gives the book a cinematic feel—immersing and edgy while beautifully captivating.

The release of DON’T ASK, DON’T FOLLOW will undoubtedly satisfy anyone and everyone who’s ever asked themselves if loyalty to a sibling is more deserving than unwavering obedience to a shady set of parents. You’ll definitely want to ask and follow.


The Big Thrill Recommends: DON’T ASK, DON’T FOLLOW by Mary Keliikoa