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A Fresh Set of Eyes (David Lloyd Investigations #2)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
A mother turns to David to help free her son and another young man from prison, where they have spent the last ten years for a double murder many feel they did not commit. The police investigation was spotty, the evidence non-existent, and yet someone had to pay for the vicious assault on two young brothers. Never one to shy away from a tough situation David agrees to look ...more
ebook, 296 pages
Published June 29th 2012 by MLR Books (first published June 28th 2012)
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Private detective David Lloyd returns in this 2nd book after 2011' Missing Daughter, Shattered Family. Nathan Klassen and his two friends, Alex Snider and John Dean has been imprisoned for murder of two boys for the past ten years. Last Christmas John Dean committed suicide. Now, Sandra Klassen, Nathan's mother approaches David to look into the case. While it has been a terrible crime, many people believe that the three boys didn't do it -- that the evidence had been circumstial at best.

Things have changed for David Lloyd since his last case left him recovering from a gunshot wound and showered with the respect and admiration of law enforcement for bringing down a major crime ring. His relationship with his partner couldn't be better now that Jamie was living openly as a gay man and acknowledged David to his family and coworkers. All was looking pretty great until his next client walked in the door with a complex and somewhat futile assignment.

The set up
Ten years ago, three yo
Jun 30, 2012 Anke rated it it was amazing
So, I finished it and I think, this is even better than the first book of the series! A well thought-out solving of a crime, the relationship of David and Jamie moving forward at a believable pace. These guys are just too cute and yes, even hot although no on-page-sex (which is very nice for a change). So, now the waiting begins for the next installment. Please Ms. Strange, tell me you will write faster so that the next book will be out soon! Yes, I'm greedy that way:)
Edina Rose
Jul 01, 2012 Edina Rose rated it really liked it
This is a good, "slow" mystery. I was able to put it aside easily in the middle of the investigation to finish another book. It's not gripping and fast-paced, but it's a good mystery and the investigation is cleverly done. There was no WTF moment, the book is logical, realistic, and every step taken in the investigation made sense to me. I liked that. People who like a great attention to details will like this book. It is also well written and the dialogues are good, realistic.

The romance part
Jun 30, 2012 Lady*M rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

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).

Author: Liz Strange
Published By: MLR Press, LLC
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 5


"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
Jul 02, 2012 Holly rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, mystery
Another solid novel in this mystery series. Again, if you're looking for a fluffy boy meets boy m/m romance this is not it. There is an established male couple but it's a comfortable marriage of a relationship. The relationship is not the focus of the book, the mystery plot is, although the love storyline isn't exactly pushed aside, it's merely woven into the fabric of the story. How cool is that?

In addition to the relationship subplot, and the building of an unconventional family subplot (you'l
Jun 20, 2013 Maame rated it really liked it
This was very good not as much as the first one probably because l know the story from which Ms Strange got the idea from. I have watched it many times on TV and even know which celebrities got involve and what happened to the boys. First 55% was a bit similar to the documentary l watched about the original case on the ID Channel in my opinion. By the time l got really involve l had forgotten some of the characters but l still enjoyed the fact that she kept me guessing who the killer was till it ...more
Jun 30, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay, done, mystery, ebook, 2012
Very good m/m mystery in which David agrees to look into a case that's been closed for a decade, as the evidence that sent three young men to jail for killing two boys was flimsy and circumstantial. In a shocking development, I figured out who the real killer was the first time said killer appeared in the story!
Jul 31, 2014 Meggie rated it really liked it
This is a second part in David's Lloyd mysterious cases and in it a Mother seeks help for her son. Her son who was sentenced with his two other buddies for supposedly killing and butchering two minor children. From the start there is known that it was a set up and that a real killer is still free.
I liked the case, David was good at his job and in his personal life with Jamie.
Cathy Cole
Aug 17, 2012 Cathy Cole rated it really liked it
First Line: The man struggled with his bulky load, at one time stumbling down onto his knee, bringing about a surge of pain.

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
Aug 10, 2012 Neet rated it really liked it
WoW!!! I loved this book...In this second in the David Lloyd mysteries, we find David healing from the wounds he suffered from his last intense investigation. David is living happily with the love of his life Jamie and they are building a life together (also remodling their home) and caring for a young former prostitute, Jenny who was brutally beaten in the previous case. Jenny, is like the little sister/daughter and both men love and are protective of her, she comes off as tough,but is so vuner ...more
Aug 15, 2012 Sherry rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

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
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

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
Sharon Cox
Jul 13, 2012 Sharon Cox rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a good mystery
I finished this book this morning and I must say that Ms. Strange has presented another well-written mystery which I will be happy to reread.
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
Suong Doan
Feb 21, 2013 Suong Doan rated it really liked it
Loved it! Although it was obvious to me about half way in who the culprit was. But I found the book very engaging couldn't put it down!
Jul 01, 2014 Aurora rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reviews
A Fresh Set of Eyes is the second book in the David Lloyd Investigations series in which David deals with a harrowing case connected with the deaths of two young brothers. The mother of one of the young men convicted for the crime approaches David and asks him to re-open the case as she believes her son and his companions were made scapegoats by the police who were under pressure to find the killer.

Unfortunately for David the original case took place over a decade ago and no new evidence has co

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
May 14, 2016 Suze rated it really liked it
David takes on a 10 year old wrongful imprisonment case and sets off to find out what he can.
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
Nov 07, 2014 Brandilyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, read-2014
Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance

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

Aug 22, 2012 Greg rated it liked it
I am going to give the second installment of the David Lloyd Mysteries 3.5 stars. I like the main characters and was glad that the author continued this series and hope she writes more. My only complaint is the ending. It was very clched and I did a lot of eye rolling while reading that part (and got up and walked away a few times). Otherwise I would have probably given this story 4 stars. All in all it is a good read and I would recommend it, just wish the ending was written better.
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Other Books in the Series

David Lloyd Investigations (4 books)
  • Missing Daughter, Shattered Family (David Lloyd Investigations #1)
  • Destination Unknown (David Lloyd Investigations, #3)
  • Behind Closed Doors (David Lloyd Investigations #4)

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