Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 5 out of 5
In this latest Mac Faraday Mystery from best-selling mystery author Lauren Carr, readers will embark on a rollercoaster adventure with old friends (including the Lovers in Crime team of Prosecutor Joshua Thornton and Homicide Detective Cameron Gates), but also meet new ones as Mac Faraday’s daughter Jessica Faraday and Joshua Thornton’s son Murphy Thornton join the team in the race to get the love birds to the altar!
With three days left to the year, Deep Creek Lake is hopping with holiday vacationers and wedding guests pouring into the Spencer Inn for Mac Faraday and Archie Monday’s huge wedding ceremony which is being touted as the social event of the year.
But droopy flowers and guests who failed to RSVP are the least of Mac’s and Archie’s problems when a professional hit squad hits Spencer Manor to send the groom, Joshua Thornton, Archie’s mother, and Gnarly running for their lives.
With time running out to the big day, Mac Faraday and Spencer’s small police force have to sort through the clues to figure out not only who has been targeted for assassination, but also who is determined to stop everything … FOREVER!
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I love a good mystery book and this one did not disappointment.
Mystery, action, crime, thrills, oh my!
There is a political undertone that you must be aware of and note that the author makes it very clear that it is fictitious. I was worried it would trigger my anxiety, but in all honesty, it didn’t, and it really added an element to the story.
The story flowed very nicely and I hated putting it down. I lost sleep over this book because I could not and did not want to put it down. In fact, I think there were a few nights I fell asleep with it in my hands. There is so much action and suspense around every page that you just can’t put it down – you have to know what happened.
I can see a future with characters and am upset to only now realize that this is book #9 in a series. Clearly, it can be read as a stand alone (as I have never read anything by this author previously) but I am telling you, you are going to want to go back and find them all because this one is just so darn good! (And yes, I will be hunting down any past and future books to read!)
If you are into mystery, action, thrillers – this is definitely a must read. It’s hard to write a review without giving anything away, but take my word for it – you do not want to pass this one over!
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.