Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Rating: 5 out of 4
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 sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?
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I loved loved loved this book.
I fell in love with Murphy and tolerated Jessica in Three Days Forever.
I say tolerated Jessica because she came off as a rich snob with her purple Ferrari and fashionable (expensive) clothing. Fortunately, we get to see Jessica for who she really is in Kill and Run and I really like her! She is incredibly smart and makes for a great investigator!
One thing I really love about the Lauren Carr thrillers is that when you think you have it all figured out, you’re proven wrong. It’s not one case. It’s not one victim. It’s not one suspect. It’s not easy to figure out.
I swore I had Kill and Run figured out from the moment I got names and details only to be proven wrong – more than once! Whenever my suspect changed, I was proven wrong. I didn’t figure out the real killer until the same time the characters in the book did which always makes for a great mystery!
Kill and Run is a fast paced action suspense and was very touching. The end put a little tear in my eye. I really loved how it all turned out and I am dying for the next book. Let’s just say, I was not a happy camper when I came to the end!
About the Author
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.