Look Twice, by R. Franklin James
Look twice, by R. Franklin James
It has been less than a year since Johanna Hudson realized that her research talents could be used for more than revealing her clients’ family trees. Johanna is a thirty-year-old genealogist who, along with her partner Ava Lowell, and their astute office assistant Trinidad Owens, comprise Legacy Consultants, with an office in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Johanna volunteers at the New Day Shelter, a house for homeless women. She helps the residents research their own family trees. Resident, JW, a young woman, wants Johanna to help her find her baby brother who was put up for adoption by their mother. Johanna is sympathetic but declines; she’s a family tree researcher, not a missing person detective.
However, she begs Johanna to reconsider. JW reveals that she has witnessed the killing of the daughter of a wealthy Silicon Valley tycoon. He has offered a million-dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of his daughter’s killer. JW says she has qualifying information. She wants the reward to make a future for her baby brother. Johanna is swayed and agrees. But someone wants anyone connected with the reward, stopped. Johanna faces a serial killer and finally comes to grip with her own personal demons.