Never Broken

Ready for a great mystery? I love mysteries that feature reporters and Lori Duffy Foster has created that world for us in the second book in the Lisa Jamison Mystery Series, Never Broken.

About the Book

The near corpse of a stranger had no idea where he’d been, how long he’d been there or who had kept him captive. But one thing intrigued journalist Lisa Jamison even more than his story: recent memories of a woman named Chandra Bower.

Seven years had passed since Chandra disappeared from Seneca Springs without a trace. Police investigators still compared DNA records whenever an unidentified body appeared, hoping to at least bring her family closure. Lisa still chased down leads from desperate family and friends, being careful to hide her investigations from an editor who thought she’d become obsessed with a woman who was clearly dead.

But this man had just seen her, sewing designer clothes in a dark, filthy basement with about twenty other men and women under horrifically inhumane conditions. And the sweatshop workers all had one thing in common: All were people of color.

A split-second decision to help the man takes Lisa on a race against time. His captors want him back, there is evidence someone on the police force might be involved and the man knows that if he were recaptured, they would torture him until he revealed the names of the two people who helped him escape: Lisa Jamison and Chandra Bower.

Lisa promised her teenage daughter she would stay away from the dangerous stories ever since her job had nearly gotten them both killed two years before. But she no longer has a choice. She must keep the stranger hidden while she gathers enough evidence to turn the case over to city police or the FBI. At least three lives—her own, the stranger’s and Chandra’s—depend on it.

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My Review

This one is a page-turner. A reporter named Lisa happens upon a man who has been badly mistreated and is terrified. When he reveals he is a part of a group of slaves who are forced to work sewing clothing, she decides to hide him and go in search of the story. There is a young woman who disappeared years ago and this man is a connection to her. There were a couple of times when I would be reading and then did a face palm as Lisa drew a little too close to some very dangerous people, but that was actually the part I liked the best in the end. This is the second book in this series and now I need to back up and read the first.

About the Author

Lori Duffy Foster is a former crime reporter who writes from the hills of Northern Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and four children. She was born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, where a part of her heart remains. Her short fiction has appeared in the journal Aethlon, and in the anthologies Short Story America and Childhood Regained. Her nonfiction has appeared in Healthy Living, Running Times, Literary Mama, Crimespree and Mountain Home magazines. A Dead Man’s Eyes, the first in the Lisa Jamison mystery/suspense series, is her debut novel. Look for book two in the series, Never Broken, in April of 2022. She is also author of Raising Identical Twins: The Unique Challenges and Joys of the Early Years. Lori is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Historical Novel Society, International Thriller Writers and Pennwriters She also sits on the board of the Knoxville (PA) Public Library. Visit Lori online at or on Facebook @loriduffyfosterauthor, on Instagram @lori.duffy.foster or on Twitter @loriduffyfoster.

3 thoughts on “Never Broken

  1. Sounds amazing, Lori! I’m going to have to check it out. Cheers!

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