Twice is the third Lydia Strong novel. Lydia is a New York City private investigator and true crime writer who works with her partner, Jeffrey Mark, a former FBI agent turned private investigator. Lydia and Jeff investigate the murder of famous painter Julian Ross’s second husband. Ten years earlier, shewas exonerated in the death of her first husband. Their investigation takes them from New York City to the small upstate town of Haunted, which is the perfect name for the Gothic goings-on in the investigation. Solving Julian’s husband’s murder involves digging into Julian’s family’s past, which is laden with secrets. Helping them along the way are Dax Chicago, their mysterious and funny bodyguard, and Detective Ford McKirdy, a lonely 50-ish detective whose job is slowly killing him. A large chunk of the book is also devoted to Jeffrey and Lydia’s hunt for Jed McIntyre, an escaped serial killer. Lydia’s first true crime book was about Jed McIntyre, the man who murdered her mother when she was a teenager.
Publication date (reissue): February 7, 2012
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