Sometimes home is the most dangerous place of all.
In a heart-pounding mystery featuring apprentice PI Willa Pennington, a long-standing cold case turns hot in a hurry.
People move to the suburbs for a better lifenice houses, good schools, safe communities. But there's no place you can go that's completely safe from danger. Willa Pennington knows this all too well after her first PI case almost got her killed. Helping her old mentor review a decades-old cold case seems much safer. Then she reaches out to a teenager in trouble, and suddenly a new case rips into Willa's life in a way she could never have predicted. It seems menace is always lying in wait behind someone's door. Especially on the dark streets of the cold suburbs.
Praise for Dark Streets, Cold Suburbs:
"This one's a keeper, and that means the entire series. From the conflicted protagonist, to the neatly twisted and well-placed plotting, I couldn't put the book down."Kingdom Books
Praise for What Doesn't Kill You, Book 1 of the Willa Pennington, PI Mystery Series:
A 2019 Lefty Award Nominee
A 2018 Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel
"Tight plotting, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and a protagonist in PI Willa Pennington you'll want to read about again and again. I couldn't put this book down."Maggie Barbieri, author of Once Upon a Lie
"A debut that saddles tough-girl noir with the heart of a cozy."Kirkus Reviews
"This is a solid beginning to a character and setting that could go on to very good things."RT Book Reviews
"Aimee Hix is an up-and-coming author everyone should watch."Crimespree Magazine
"The book has plenty of twists and surprises, but what stands out is the tight writing and fast narrative of the author's debut novel."Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
About the Author
Aimee Hixis a former defense contractor turned mystery writer. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime. What Doesn’t Kill You is her debut novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the story of a Private Investigator in love with a cop and there was a fairly good storyline. I must say however, that it took me forever to get through it. There are also a lot of references to what I think must be the story of the first book. Maybe this seemed to drag because I hadn’t read the previous book. There were some really neat characters here. Willa, the P.I. is in partnership with her dad which creates some funny moments and as you can imagine, some not so good moments too. Willa’s parents, the dad I mentioned, and a strong mother are portrayed so well you almost feel you are sitting in their kitchen at times. They have so much personality and are loving people, just what Aja, Willa’s “project”, needed. I thought there was a subject with Seth, the invisible boyfriend, that could have been developed a little more but once again, I think this misunderstanding may be because I didn’t read the previous book. This is not a stand-alone book. There are some funny moments as well as some very moving moments and while I might have thought it moved slowly at times, I read it to the very end.
Sometimes a series can be read as a stand alone. This is not the case with Hix' Dark Streets, Cold Suburbs. Just did not relate to the characters and felt the plot was slow and uninteresting. Granted this may be because I have not read the prior book. "A copy of this book was provided by Midnight Ink via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."