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Lori Duffy Foster

... write to think; think to write.

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Dead Man’s Eyes

A novel by Lori Duffy Foster

Lisa Jackson has done well for a single mom who got pregnant at 15. She is a reporter at a well-respected newspaper and her daughter is an honor student at the local high school. She has accomplished what she set out to do: provided her daughter with the kind of life she never had.

But all that changes when Lisa sees her daughter in the eyes of a dead man.

The cops call it a drug killing, but Lisa doesn’t believe it. She knows her ex-boyfriend Marty was no drug dealer even though she hadn’t seen him in 16 years. Lisa ignores warnings from her medical-examiner friend. She fails to heed barely veiled threats from the sheriff of a neighboring county. Instead, she risks her life and the lives of her daughter and their live-in nanny on a dangerous quest for answers.

            The investigation leaves Lisa fighting for her family in a morbid, black market world she never knew existed. Along the way, she is forced to acknowledge her daughter’s other family and confront her own empty childhood.  She learns that trust is complicated and that she, despite her cynical nature, has been blind. She trusted the wrong people and now she might have to pay with her life.

Set in Upstate New York in the early 1990s, Invisible Ink acknowledges the lines we draw between good and evil. But, in reality, those lines are meaningless. Evil knows no boundaries or loyalties. We draw in invisible ink.