Thursday, October 11, 2018

Murder by Perfection: A Thorny Rose Mystery + Giveaway

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Audiobook Details:

Book Title: Murder by Perfection by Lauren Carr
Series: Thorny Rose Mystery Series (Volume 3)
Genre: Murder Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: Aug 28, 2018
Narrator: Mike Alger
Length: 8 hours, 32 minutes, unabridged
Tour dates: Oct 8 to Nov 2, 2018
Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion)

Synopsis: Perfection can be a fatal endeavor.

Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a couple’s gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by Chef Natalie Stepford―the model of perfection in looks, home, and business.

When Natalie ends up dead and Murphy goes missing, the Thorny Rose detectives must peel back the layers of Natalie Stepford’s life to discover that the pursuit of perfection can be deadly.




One (or more) Sentence Summary: I love audiobooks.  I am always listening to one.  It is my guilty pleasure - I get my work done, errands run, and the house cleaned while keeping up on my "reading!"  I was so excited to participate in this iRead Book Tour of the audiobook Murder by Perfection.  This was my first book of the Thorny Rose Mystery.  It stands alone just perfectly! 

Murder by Perfection was a great thriller with sex, drugs, black market organ transplants, secret lives, kidnapping, crazy guys, an elite US Navy team, and family pulling together to solve the murder.  Toss all that together with a plot that twists and turns and you have a great mystery/thriller!

I really liked the main characters in the book too.  Jessica, Murphy's wife was down to earth and working on her doctorate.  She comes from a wealthy background.  Murphy is a twin, his father is in law enforcement and he has had to work hard all his life to be the top of his class and the best at his skill.  Murphy's twin brother and father help find Murphy who has been kidnapped.  Jessica's brother joins in the hunt too as well as helps to solve the murder.

Who knew that stopping by to pick up pizza for dinner, running into an old friend could turn into a murder, which leads to another murder, black market organ transplant op and sex scheme?  Great story and I can't wait to go back and read book 1 and 2, while waiting for next book (hopefully) to come out!  Really enjoyed Murder by Perfection!


To read reviews, please visit Lauren Carr's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Absolutely...I want to go back and ready Book 1, Run and Kill and Book 2, A Fine Year for Murder.  I also read and reviewed Lauren's book Ice!





Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.

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.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter Facebook ~ Instagram

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Jilleen! I am so glad you enjoyed MURDER BY PERFECTION! Here's wishing each of your followers good luck in the giveaway!

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