Not Over It
By Margaret G. Cahill
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 5 stars
Peter Hajek is a New York City detective whose wife
has just died.
‘Peter, wait.’ Nick Kistas walked toward him.
‘Welcome back. I hoped I’d see you before I left for patrol.’
‘I’m on my way to find out what cases the captain
has for me – I’m looking forward to getting back on the job.’
‘Ease into it. You haven’t given yourself much
‘I’ve been away from work for three months.’
‘I know but Francine died only eight days ago.’
‘I’ve no reason not to be back.’”
An explosion at Grant’s tomb pulls him rapidly back
into his work. Solving the case gets him noticed by the mayor, who then
requests his help in the murder of a young woman, daughter of someone connected
to the mayor.
As Hajek works this case, simultaneously working
though his own grief, readers will connect to him as both an exceptional
detective and loving widower.
The author writes exceptional dialogue in a quick
moving, involved plot, but more significantly, writes a compelling human story
to which readers will immediately relate.