A Fresh Set of Eyes (David Lloyd Investigations #2)
The set up
Ten years ago, three yo ...more
The romance part ...more
A Fresh Set of Eyes is the second book in David Lloyd Investigations series. This novel was inspired by the "West Memphis Three" case, though it is not necessary for you to be familiar with it to enjoy the story. Additionally, it is not necessary for you to read the first book, especially if you are reading for the sake of mystery, though it would give you some information on David's background and his nemesis. This book is set a few months after the first one (year 2000 or 2001).
Published By: MLR Press, LLC
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
"A Fresh Set of Eyes" by Liz Strange was a very interesting mystery read that I thoroughly enjoyed. This was a second in a series with Missing Daughter, Shattered Family being the first in this series. This novel was well written and had a good plot that this author set that really kept me intrigued till the end. Be ready for many twist and turns that will even make it ...more
In addition to the relationship subplot, and the building of an unconventional family subplot (you'l ...more
I liked the case, David was good at his job and in his personal life with Jamie.
David Lloyd has barely recovered from the events in the first book in this series, Missing Daughter, Shattered Family, when a mother turns to him for help. She and others have been putting money into a fund to reopen the case that sent her son and another young man to prison. She thinks David is the right person to investigate the case.
He barely scratches the surface when h ...more
An entertaining m/m mystery involving David Lloyd, Jamie, and Jenny. Jamie has now moved in with David and Jenny is settling in to her new life. I enjoyed how involved Jamie was in this investigation; it helped to flesh out his character for me. And while David wasn't the "lone wolf PI" in the first story, his seeking input from both Jamie and Jenny showed how much he values and trusts his new family....and that those feelings are returned.
Do you need to have read the first in the serie ...more
I'm a Liz Strange fan and whether it be her paranormal romance, her other romances, her YA, or her Mystery, plain and simple...the woman can write!
A Fresh Set of Eyes was another great mystery by Liz.
Picking up where Missing Daughter, Shattered Family left off, but with a new case (inspired by a true story for those that didn't know), David takes on a cold case many years on the shelf and goes above and beyond to prove the innoc ...more
I really liked the characters and the story-line kept me reading.
David Lloyd is an ex-police officer who was forced to leave the police after been seriously injured. He now works successfully as a private detective. He is gay and is in a committed relationship with lawyer Jamie. By this time of this book, Jamie has come out of the closet and is living with ...more
Unfortunately for David the original case took place over a decade ago and no new evidence has co ...more
This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Strange and it definitely won’t be my last! I really enjoyed the roller-coaster ride of intrigue, mystery and suspense that is in this book.
David is a private investigator who has been recovering from a gunshot wound he received two months ago. He’s healing nicely and his life is looking up due to his lover, Jamie, moving in with him as well as being surrounded by friends and family. Although he is content, he is star ...more
Jamie and he are more settled and their quiet domesticity is a nice backdrop to the investigations.
The main protagonists are not from nice well to do neighbour hoods and there are glaring holes in the police and legal work from the original convictions. With a number of dodgy characters, lots of nefarious dealings come to light.
I liked that it wasn't easy or clear cut - how can it be after 10 years, but ...more
Strange offered us well thought out and intricate mysteries in each installment. Each story was unique and address an important and somewhat dark concept with maturity, respect, and delicacy. Some readers may be sensitive to some of the themes uncovered throughout the investigations, but I hope that Strange's responsible handling of the topics will alleviate your concerns. Also most of the crimes, and certainly the darkest of them, take place off page.For full re...more