Review of Harper

A Hathaway Sister Mystery, Book #1
Kathi Daley
5 Stars


Harper (A Hathaway Sister Mystery Book 1) by [Daley, Kathi]Synopsis:

The Hathaway Sisters is a new mystery series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kathi Daley. In book 1, Harper Hathaway, a former member of the armed services on her way home after suffering a personal tragedy is pulled into a race against time when a puppy runs onto the road alerting her to a vehicle which had been in an accident but is not visible from the road. Her attempt to avoid hitting the puppy lands her in the ditch herself. Unharmed she tries to help the occupants of the vehicle which include a man, a woman, and a baby. The driver of the vehicle demands that she hide the baby who, as it turns out, is being sought by powerful men with far reaching connections. In order to protect the baby, and find a way out of the mess she has gotten herself into, Harper calls her old friend Ben Holiday, a former cop and current PI, who hooks her up with his friend Michael Maddox, a computer genius with a particular skill set that will aide Harper in her quest to bring the baby to safety.

With the men who are searching for the baby on their heels, Harper and Michael set off across the country with the baby and the puppy, and a desire in their hearts, to find the answers they’ll need to ensure the safety of the child. (Goodreads)




The author is very talented in creating suspense with just the written word. I was swiping pages as fast as I could through the entire book. I wanted to see what was going to happen next but I was also wary to find out. Right from the beginning of the book, there was tension and excitement and I was drawn in.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. Harper and Michael made a good team. They both have had heartache in their lives but they both overcame it and and are much stronger because of that heartache. One thing I know when I read a book by this author is that there will be a strong sense of family and this book is no different.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and wherever the book took me I felt like I was immersed in that setting.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted suspense. I will definitely be looking for the next book in this series.