Back to Lazarus by Judy K. Walker

Back to Lazarus

By Judy K. Walker

  • Release Date: 2014-07-10
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4
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The First Exciting Installment in the Sydney Brennan Private Investigator Mystery Series:
PI Sydney Brennan crisscrosses north Florida to reconstruct a tragic family history when she’s hired to investigate the suicide of a man who murdered his wife twenty-four years ago. But by following in the murdered woman’s footsteps, does Sydney risk sharing her fate?

From the Back Cover:
When I was six years old, my father killed my mother. He beat and choked her to death. I'm told that he was found hanging from a homemade noose in his cell. I want to know why he waited so long to do it.

Sydney Brennan isn't sure how to answer her client's question, short of holding a séance, and the Tallahassee detective has some questions of her own. Why does Noel Thomas remember so little about her childhood? Why is she delving into her father's suicide now? And, most importantly, why is Noel lying to her?

Crisscrossing the Florida Panhandle to reconstruct the tragic Thomas family history, Sydney stumbles across a link between the decades-old violence and a present-day web of deceit and corruption. To understand the connection, Sydney must go Back to Lazarus, back to the town where Noel's beautiful but troubled mother began her inevitable descent over twenty years ago. But by following in the footsteps of the murdered woman, does Sydney risk sharing her fate?

Rooted in bars and back roads and Panhandle prisons, forgotten towns and forgotten people, at its heart Back to Lazarus is about stories: the stories people tell us, the stories we tell ourselves, and what happens when we realize it's all a lie.

Other books in the Sydney Brennan Mystery Series include Secrets in Stockbridge, The Perils of Panacea, No Safe Winterport, and the upcoming Braving the Boneyard.


  • Interesting

    By iBooks reader
    Amazing mystery/suspense story. Sydney is a detective hired to find out why a prisoner hung himself, twenty four years after he killed his wife. As she gets closer to the truth is her life in danger as well? Great read
  • Great read

    By Draw superstar
    Storyline was really good - you definitely couldn't wait to get to the next page because something big was slowly unraveling and you wanted to get to it as soon as possible! I will read more Sydney Brennan stories for sure!
  • Lazarus

    By Odbwan
    Great book. Captivating story line. Interesting twists and turns. Highly recommended.