Thursday, May 30, 2019

It's Murder, My Son + Giveaway

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday’s life would end up being a new beginning. After a messy divorce hearing, the last person that Mac wanted to see was another lawyer. Yet, this lawyer wore the expression of a child bursting to tell his secret. This confidence would reveal Mac as heir to undreamed of fortunes, and lead him to the birthplace of America’s Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.

Soon after she moves to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins stalking her. When Katrina is found strangled all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found.

Three months later, the file on her murder is still open when Mac Faraday, sole heir to his unknown birth mother’s home and fortune, moves into the estate next door. Little does he know as he drives up to Spencer Manor that he is driving into a closed gate community that is hiding more suspicious deaths than his DC workload as a homicide detective. With the help of his late mother’s journal, this retired cop puts all his detective skills to work to pick up where the local investigators have left off to follow the clues to Katrina’s executer.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: This was my first Mac Faraday story.  I enjoyed all the characters and want to vacation on Deep Creek Lake.  Mac finds out his birth mother is a famous mystery series author and that she has been murdered.  Oddly, a main character in her books fits Mac to a T.  Over night he went from being a cop to being a millionaire, owning a mansion and a hotel.  Now he is determined to solve his mother's murder.

There are a lot of characters in the story and at first it was hard to keep them all separate. Once I did, the story moved really fast.  There were a few different stories going on at once and I couldn't wait to figure them out. As typical of me, I didn't figure it out and was happy with how everything was resolved.  However, leaving the door open for the second book. 

Lauren always has a great animal or two in her stories.  Gnarly took center stage in It's Murder, My Son.  He was a military dog (German Shepard) who was honorably discharged. He is on crazy dog that seems to find trouble.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I really enjoyed Winter Frost,  Ice and Murder by Perfection.  I am looking forward to reading other books by Lauren.  If I counted right, there are 12 more Mac Faraday books in the series!  

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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, including the real Sterling, on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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  1. I am so glad you enjoyed this first Mac Faraday mystery! Here's wishing all of your followers good luck in the giveaway.

  2. I love a good mystery book. Gonna check this series out! Thanks for the giveaway.


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