As a New Yorker I grew up learning about the horrors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire so I was immediately attracted to this book. The idea that a crime from so far in the past could be linked to one in the “present” was quite intriguing. It was apparent from the first chapter that Lynne Kennedy had done her research. Her characters both past and present are vibrant and realistic drawing the reader in immediately. Following Lieutenant Frank Mead on his journey back through time as he investigates what turns out to be a very personal crime is a thrilling adventure. As he meets the forces in the current day NYPD who attempt to stand in his way he becomes aware of the difficulties his great grandfather faced as he searched desperately for answers to his personal loss. Intertwined with the investigation is Frank’s own painful past and his growing awareness that many mysteries are wrapped together in a tightly knit ball he must unravel in order to save the people he loves. This book is a wonderful journey from the early 1900’s and the disgraceful conditions ladies garment workers experienced to the current corruption within a large metropolitan police department.
After 13 years as a social worker of sorts I decided it was time to do what I had planned when I was in the fifth grade; I decided it is time to write. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from East Tennessee State University with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology. I studied Media Arts at Long Island University In Brooklyn and Guerilla Film Making at Pellissippi State University. I have a Masters Level Certification in Forensic Document Examination.My first full length book "View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale" is available on amazon.com and my latest book "Riddle" was released on Amazon in June 2015. My third novel "Carved Wooden Heart" an erotic romance written with Starla Hartless is now available.. As a Domestic Violence survivor and thriver I am involved with local DV Support Groups. Besides writing I love to travel, enjoy photography, reading, and film.With 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 5 to 22 years old as well as my first great grandchild, Noah Glen, born August 19th, 2016, I have led a busy life. The best is yet to come... View all posts by Lizzi Newton