Oliver's next novel will be published in Nov 2021
A millennia-spanning mystery with all the thrills of a classic treasure hunt, The Dr. Kaili Worthy 5-book series by Kay Oliver is the latest jaw-dropping collection of action-adventure books.
On a historic mummy hunt for the legendary Cleopatra, Dr. Kaili Worthy has no idea that she’s stepping into the path of a mysterious curse that stretches back nearly 4,000 years. Though the remains they find end up being from Cleopatra’s daughter, Selene, the doctor is soon back to her sleuthing ways when she discovers that she can converse with the trapped spirit of Cleopatra Selene – and Seti I – through ancient bones and a table of sand.
Summoning images of alien communication techniques from “Arrival,” the intrepid investigator is pulled into an ancient cold case, the inexplicable disappearance of these royal figures, and their subsequent spiritual captivity, in this modern-day ancient mystery. Kaili isn’t the only one working a case either – her husband, the San Jose police chief, is buried in his own deadly mess, and while the connection between these two plot lines isn’t immediately apparent, Oliver does a wonderful job of weaving these two core characters into a compelling narrative nexus.
Once Kaili enlists the help of Doris, another academic sleuth, the novel truly begins to spiral into thriller territory. Kaili’s mystery of the mummies is a more dynamic story than her husband’s murder investigation, but Derek’s procedural scenes provide variety, as well as necessary peaks and valleys in the flow of the story. The unusual nature of the plot – science mixing with spirituality – lends itself to plenty of interesting philosophical themes, such as the nature of the soul, ghosts, and life after death, but it never falls into the realm of proselytizing or religious messaging. Blending historical legend with present-day drama, this book ticks plenty of boxes for action-loving readers.
As a whole, this is an unpredictable and adventurous thriller, in line with the other macabre and ancient mysteries that Dr. Kaili has faced down in this unique, diamond-in-the-rough series.
Kay A. Oliver has worked in the entertainment industry for many years from editing to writing and even producing films and TV.
Her passion is in creating intelligent entertainment for everyone to enjoy. She holds an MBA, and a few certificates. Her first book was developed from her thesis about the prevention of workplace violence - a non-fiction book. Now her collection of Fiction books is a way to combine her passion for writing, archaeology. and mystery through her Dr. Kaili Worthy Series.
Her hobbies include learning about new archaeological finds, science, and history. Her writing includes previous books, writing for TV and films, and motivational shor
I started these books to write about a healthy wife and husband relationship, to explore the idea that we dig up the ancient remains to learn from them while seeing our own dead and graveyards as sacred.
Transcending into the possibility that we do not understand the universe and death as a whole, I wanted to bring forward that if the dead could talk, they may ask us to return them to their resting places no matter if it has been over a thousand years or merely 50 years.
It was my intent not to be heavy handed in these topics. I would rather been subtle and explore healthy relationships, possible discovery of new realms, and ask the question about being respectful of all who have died.
These are my first fictional books. I have learned a lot as I write each one. It is my hopes that you are enjoying the journey with me.
ASK: If you enjoy these books – I would love to have you post a review. If you want to talk about these topics. please do. Know I appreciate my readers and would love to express that with you.