Reivew by, Gisela Dixon
Aggravated Momentum by Didi Oviatt is a thriller/murder mystery set against the ordinary backdrop of an average family. Markie and Kam are sisters. As sisters, although they do not always get along, there is genuine caring between them. Kam has been dating Brock on and off for a long time and their lives revolve around friends, dating, and family as usual. However, things take a turn for the worse when there is a murder. Next on the list appears to be Markie herself. Indeed the entire family is in shock and fearful as inexplicable things begin to happen. There is real danger lurking around the corner. This is a gripping thriller of a family caught in the web of a desperate murderer as they all try to grapple with and understand the truth.
Aggravated Momentum by Didi Oviatt is a murder mystery with plenty of drama, suspense, and yes, danger. Intermingled with all this is the usual girl talk between sisters and their friends about boys, relationships, and dating which lends a very “normal” and everyday feel to the book. I thought the characters were well drawn and I found the friendships in the book to be portrayed very realistically. There is an element of fear and suspense throughout as the story is told through the words of various characters. All in all, fans of mystery and thriller genres will love this book as it moves with a fast pace towards a thrilling and gripping ending.
Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who’s name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.