Dorie Hudson, reporter for the Daelin Beacon, is investigating a series of break-ins and burglaries across Daelin, GA. One witness identifies the culprit of an arson as chief of police Riley McDonough, escaping in a stolen purple car. Who is this look-a-like criminal who shares Riley’s DNA? He is targeting all the people Riley cares about, even his dog. Dorie’s fiancé Ross MacAvoy is in California working for the National Forestry Service, hoping to earn a spot in Georgia’s Chattahoochee Forest come spring. Riley’s boyhood best friend, Ross is also targeted when he comes home for a couple weeks during California’s fire emergency. What other secrets does Daelin have to offer about Riley’s Mama Mary and Ross’s childhood? What secrets is Dorie hiding from herself as well as Ross? Is anyone safe in Daelin with Riley’s ‘evil twin’ on the loose?
For more mysteries in Daelin, read Kudzu Sculptures, Main Street Mysteries #1 and Attic Visitations, Main Street Mysteries #3