A Fine Year for Murder by Lauren Carr
Category: Adult fiction, 430 pages | Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services | Release date: Jan 31, 2017
Tour dates: Feb 1 to 28 and March 1 to April 14, 2017
Content Rating: PG -13 (Lauren Carr's books are murder mysteries, therefore they do include murder. The Thorny rose mystery series are her more adult series, which pushes the envelope just a bit more than in her other series. A Fine Year for Murder deals with a case pertaining to the brutal murder of a whole family (happens off-stage). The book does include some mild intimate scenes between the young married couple. Also has some gritty sexual references during the investigation. Mild swearing, but no F-Bombs.)
After months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect … except in the middle of the night when, in darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica’s past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.
When investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells the couple about her latest case, known as the Pine Bridge Massacre, they realize Jessica may have witnessed the murder of a family living near a winery owned by distant relatives she was visiting and suppressed the memory.
Determined to uncover the truth and find justice for the murder victims, Jessica and Murphy return to the scene of the crime with Dallas Walker, a spunky bull-headed Texan. Can this family reunion bring closure for a community touched by tragedy or will this prickly get-together bring an end to the Thorny Rose couple?
BOOK REVIEW BY LAWonder10:
In this book of the series, Jessica's childhood reoccurring nightmares come back. I there a connection to reality or are they all fantasy?
Jessica and Murphy planned on a vacation to visit her father and step mother and try to discover if there was any basis to her nightmares. Her Uncle's girlfriend is an investigating journalist. She feels Jessica may have a clue in a horrible, unsolved massacre which happened years ago. They are to meet in Pine Bridge to see if Jessica can recapture memories from her childhood during that time in Pine Bridge.
Strange and mysterious events begin to take place. Was this really a good idea?
This is one of the most mysterious and thrilling books of the series. Each book can be read -or listened to - as a "stand alone" but it is so much more exciting if read in order.
The reader will be "on the edge" of his/her seat throughout most of the book!
As with all of Lauren's Books, there is a touch of humor, a lot of mystery, and an element of sizzling romance, although it is never explicit. The reader will soon feel he/she knows each of the characters personally! The scenes are also very well portrayed.
The Narrator, C.J. McAllistar, does a very good job in his delivery. He consistently, clearly separates the various "voices" so it is easy to decipher who is doing the talking. He effectively emphasizes key parts. He has an interesting, yet deep voice.
I offer a Five stars rating for the story-line and for the performance.
* This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
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About Lauren Carr:
An Amazon All-Star Author, Lauren Carr writes mysteries that have made Amazon's best-selling ranks internationally.
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Thorny Rose Mysteries, and the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries--over twenty-five titles across four fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr's seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
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