Book Title: Kill and Run, A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr
Category: Adult fiction, 350 pages
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: September 2015
Available for review in: Print, ebook, mobi (for Kindle), ePub, PDF & other
Will send books: USA
Content Rating: PG
Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.
Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.
The case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.
In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to shift through the a web of lies and cover-ups. Before long, they uncover a decades’ long conspiracy to protect one of Washington’s rising stars.
Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a ruthlessly ambitious killer?
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Open Season for Murder is the tenth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.
In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.
Three Days to Forever introduced Lauren Carr’s latest series detectives, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday in the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Look for Kill and Run, the first installment in this series, to be released September 1, 2015.
The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. Visit Acorn Book Services’ website for more information.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.
She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
I usually like mystery books and don't usually read military books, and I am on the fence when it comes to romance. This book has all 3 and well I am actually glad I read it. It was a very good book. It drug me in and kept me involved. It was paced very well, it was quick but not to quick to loose you and it was not slow and boring at all.
There were twists and turns that had me feeling like a detective in spots. When I thought I had things figured out a new twist would jump up and I had to stat all over. I like the down to earth way Lauren Carr makes her characters. She gives them full personalities that are well thought out and in depth. They do not seem like a character but like she took them after a real person. I love how the story does not get stagnant it is constantly moving, and she does not go over board on the romance either.
I have read one other of Lauren Carr's books and sh carried some of the characters into this book, so it was like running into old friends. I do like how she left those character's as they were in her other series, instead of changing them. I will personally be looking forward to the next book in this series.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
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