As you can tell from the first paragraph, this novel is heavy on plot: there are many twists in the murder investigation, and there are many twists in Jed McIntyre’s hunt for Lydia. Unger does a good job balancing both stories. I preferred the murder investigation to the serial-killer-on-the-loose story, but that’s because I liked the Gothic, family-secret-laden story more than the obsessed-serial-killer story. This might be because this is the first Lydia Strong book I’ve read, so I don’t quite have all the background about Jed McIntyre than I’d have if I’d read the previous books before.
I’d recommend this book to thriller fans that like a dash of Gothic horror, and to fans of tough heroines as well.
Twice by Lisa Unger writing as Lisa MiscionePublisher: Broadway Books
Publication date (reissue): February 7, 2012
Source: Publisher via NetGalley