Death sneaks in the back door of the peaceful town of Twin Lakes, Texas and nothing is ever the same again. Homicide detective, Barbara Hobkins, is thrust headlong into the investigation. A product of the ‘new direction’ in law enforcement, her strength comes from a degree in psychology and an intuition that has served her well. But will that be enough when up against a sadistic killer?
Her partner, Keith Reeves wants nothing more than to solve this case so he can have one normal night at home with his family. He fights the pressure to nail somebody, any ‘somebody’ to satisfy the powers above.
The suspect, Royce Wertco is a teenage punk; capable of the numerous petty crimes he’s been convicted of in the past, but not murder. Barbara knows this with every fiber of her being, but can she prove it?
Convinced the real killer is also responsible for a series of murders in Dallas, Hobkins tracks him to his seedy hidey-hole. There, her investigation turns into a chilling race for her life, and she almost becomes a victim of DOUBLETAKE.
*** 2015 Best Mystery by the Texas Association of Authors ***
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always enjoyed police-procedural stories, especially the 87th Precinct series by Ed McBain. When Margaret contacted me to see if I wanted to collaborate on a mystery novel, I thought, why not. She also had a fascination with crime and criminals and the people who catch them, so this was a good fit. Working with Margaret, I discovered that she had strengths as a writer that she brought to the project and her strengths and mine blended well. Reading the book now, I cannot pick out a scene and say, “Oh, I wrote that.”