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Lost Hours
by D. K. Gaston   

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Category: 

Mystery/Suspense

Publisher:  Whiskey Creek Press ISBN-10:  1593740581
Pages: 

291

Copyright:  October 1, 2007 ISBN-13:  9781593740580

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PI Joe Hooks is trying to solve a twenty-three year old murder where he was the prime suspect. Someone will do anything to make sure the true is never discovered.

On Father's Day 1982, a twelve year old was blamed for the multiple stabbing death of his father. The boy had no memory of doing it. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to two years at a mental hospital. Twenty-three years later, now a private detective and a father. His son is the same age as Joe was when he was accused of murder. This prompts Joe Hooks to discover what really happened that day two decades ago. Did he kill his own father or had something else happened?

As he searches for the truth, he must deal with an uncooperative Detroit police force, rekindle his strained relationship with his siblings, protect his love one's from the threats of a mysterious stranger and live with the knowledge his estrange wife is sleeping with another man.

Finding out the truth might prove deadly for Joe.       

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Urban Reviews
Lost Hours is a breathtaking novel by D.K. Gaston. Gaston created an emotionally-charged mystery that really tugs at your heartstrings. You feel the drive and frustration of Joseph as he tries to solve this murder that has plagued his life. Readers won't be able to flip the pages fast enough as the secrets of this mystery unfold. Gaston did a wonderful job of incorporating multiple characters that were an integral part of the storyline. You will feel every emotion of every character in this story. This novel covers a lot of topics including murder, police corruption and sexual abuse. Lost Hours is an absorbing murder mystery that will leave you guessing until the very end.

Radiah Hubbert -- Urban Reviews


APOOO BookClub
Lost Hours by D.K. Gaston is an enjoyable journey into old-school detective noir. Joseph Valentine's father was stabbed to death in the early eighties and he does not have a clue what happened to him. What he does know is that he was found standing over his father with the death weapon in his hand with no memory of what occurred. Though a child at the time of the murder, his father's death haunts him for years, causing him to become estranged from his family. He vows that one day he will find out what occurred and solve the mystery surrounding the murder that haunts him.

As an adult Joseph changes his name, becoming Detective Joseph Hooks. He is continually haunted by those events that he cannot quite remember. As a result his personal life is a shambles. His wife is unfaithful and his siblings are not too keen on his delving into the past. Joseph also has personal demons he is trying to battle, most specifically alcoholism. However, he is determined to overcome all these issues and find the truth. But will he be allowed to or does someone with something to hide have plans for him?

Lost Hours is an enjoyable, topsy-turvy detective story filled with drama, humanity and pain. I recommend this book to all who enjoy a good detective novel.

Angelia Menchan -- APOOO BookClub


Road to Romance
Lost Hours is an exciting murder mystery with a twist at the end that you don’t see coming. The beginning starts off a bit slow, but around chapter 6 it picks up and so does the list of suspects that Joseph thinks really committed the murder that he was convicted of. This book is an easy read, but definitely graphic and deals with not only murder but other adult situations. I would recommend this book to anyone who is over the age of 18 and enjoys a good murder mystery.

Reviewed by Kelly Rieder for The Road to Romance


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