Lisa Miscione's first two mysteries featuring Lydia Strong,
Angel Fire and The Darkness Gathers, received praise for
their lyrical prose and achingly suspenseful plotting. Now
Miscione delivers her best novel to date: Lydia and her
partner, P.I. Jeff Mark, must confront not only a brutal
murderer but the demons from their own past.
Julian Ross, a brilliant and acclaimed New York City
artist, has been charged with brutally killing her second
husband. She was found at the scene, hysterical, over his
bloody, lifeless corpse. She maintains her innocence, but
the cops are having trouble believing her: Ten years ago
Julian was indicted and acquitted of murdering her first
husband in exactly the same way.
Julian's mother, Eleanor, is convinced of her daughter's
innocence and hires Lydia and Jeff to clear her name. A
cold woman, Eleanor nonetheless seems dedicated to her
family, even looking after Julian's five-year-old twins.
But Lydia and Jeff, who are still dealing with the
aftermath of a confrontation with Lydia's mother's
murderer, dive into the case only to discover that little
about the family is what it seems to be.
In a gripping, tense and surprising thriller, once again
the talented Lisa Miscione delivers a complicated novel
about the nature of evil, and the redemption of survival.