I wanted to read this book for two reasons. The author is from the same small county in Virginia that I am and the summary of the book sounded like something I’d love to read. So here we are.

One wrong decision leads Robert Armes to unknowingly set off a chain of events that will alter his life forever. Tangled up in lies, deceit, adultery and murder, he tries to outrun his past. Detective Phil Collins is a no-nonsense man, a veteran of the police force tasked with hunting down the man responsible for a tragic accident. These men are more similar than they ever imagined. Finding the truth raises the question, how can a single choice tear one family apart while bringing so many together?

What I liked most about this book were the connections made between different plot points, some that even made me gasp out loud. They were often small things but I found these connections clever. A distraction from the main focus of the book were Robert’s “dreams”. It felt like they were more a way to fill pages and not essential to the story. I understand the inclusion of them but found them confusing. Overall, I thought the story well written and nicely paced. However, the ending felt rushed and I don’t feel like I have complete closure. An epilogue a year later or something would have made me much happier.

238 pages? Well, sort of. I read the paperback and it’s 238 pages but the font is rather large and it’s almost double spaced so it’s probably closer to 200 pages or less. This made it a quick, days read.

I thought Hit and Run a solid debut novel from Mr. Moore. If he writes more books, I’ll read them.


Rating: 3.5 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: Hit and Run

Author: Jason Moore

Release Date: July 9, 2013

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