Shadow of Murder By Lauren Carr, Book Tour, Review of It’s Murder, My Son, + Giveaway! {Ends 7/1/22}

Apr 29, 2022 | Adult, Other Previous Special Featured Books

Book Details:

It’s Murder, My Son by Lauren Carr
Series: A Mac Faraday Mystery (Volume 1)
Category: Adult fiction, 288 pages; Genre: Murder Mystery;
Tour dates: March 28 to June 24, 2022
Publisher: Acorn Book Services; Release date: June 23, 2010
Format available: Audible download, ebook (mobi, epub, PDF)
Content Rating: PG-13 – Lauren Carr’s mysteries are murder mysteries. Sometimes, the murder does happen on-stage. There is no graphic violence or explicit sex. There is some very mild language (hell or damn, very few and far between) No F-Bombs!

Book Description:

You can’t move to the next chapter of your life, without tying up loose ends in the previous.
True crime blogger, Erica Hart starts a new chapter in her life with a bang when a dark shadow darts into the mountain road to send her SUV off a cliff and to the bottom of Deep Creek Lake. Spencer’s newest addition to the police force, Dusty O’Meara assumes it was a bear. Erica is not so sure.

Soon afterwards, contractors discover Konnor Langston’s body at the bottom of an abandoned swimming pool at the new summer home of Mac Faraday’s son.

With Police Chief David O’Callaghan away on paternity leave, Deputy Chief Dusty O’Meara must lead the investigation in his first murder case since moving to Spencer. Not only does Dusty have to work under the shadow of the legendary Mac Faraday, but he also has to match wits with Erica, who is determined to find justice for Konnor, her childhood friend.

Mac isn’t so difficult. Even Gnarly, the town’s canine mayor, is manageable if his authority is well-respected and he is kept entertained.

Erica Hart, Dusty finds, is more of a challenge. It wouldn’t be so difficult if she wasn’t so irresistible.

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Review By LAWonder10:

Years ago, when I first discovered Lauren Carr, I read ‘It’s Murder My Son’ and I was hooked!
In this first book of the Mac Faraday Series, it introduces the first key character, some later becoming “spin-off” series.
Mac Faraday was adopted by wonderful parents. His birth mother was unable to keep him with her lifestyle and unmarried. His parents had died and he was a “big city” detective – That is until he discovered his birth mother was a famous author and had dies leaving him her fortune in a small town. He couldn’t believe his good fortune! He had to get used to having unlimited “cash flow” and living in a mansion with a beautiful view.
The famous mystery novelist jad a devoted young assistant named, Archie. Archie was to have the guest house that was on the property, not far from the main house, as long as she wanted it. She was willing to assist Mac in getting his home equipped with groceries and assist in finding a cook and housekeeper.. She also showed him around town and helped him become
acquainted with a few individuals, including the key staff of his newly acquired 5-Star hotel and dining facility.
Mac’s father was the former Chief of Police who had married and had a son who had “followed in his father’s shoes” until he went into Army Special Forces. He was now released and back home serving as a detective under the authority of a man who detested him. The feeling was mutual. Shortly after arriving at his new home, his half-brother, David, whom he never knew existed before this period of time, arrived on his front step and introduced himself. This was te beginning of a new comradery.
This book also introduces the unforgettable, Gnarly. the canine who was trained by the military and given a Dishonorable discharge. The reader will find this character hilarious!
Mac discovered that there had been two murders committed in his neighborhood. – one just recently. At David’s nudging, Mac and Archie could not resist getting involved.
​This is the beginning of the suspenseful, hilarious, fast=moving, and slightly romantic beginning to the Mac Faraday mystery series.
I read it originally, but this time I listened to the talented, Mike Alger, narrate this outstanding mystery novel. He was very consistent and his voice dis a fair job in creating the various feminine sounds as well as the various male sounds. He added all the right emphasis and was very consistent. I offer a Five Stars rating for this book and a Four Stars rating for the narrator.
This audiobook was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.

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Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Thorny Rose, Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, and Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across five fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.
The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, and virtual book tour coordinator for independent authors.
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 two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Author’s Links: website  ~  facebook  ~  instagram ~ pinterest ~ bookbub ~ goodreads

Here is the tour schedule.

Giveaway Details:

Prize: ​ $50 PayPal Gift Card courtesy of Lauren Carr, author of SHADOW OF MURDER (Ends July 1)

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