Highly suspenseful mystery novels with a side of romance are one of my favorite genres to read. And if they are coupled with humor, I am even more elated. This is why I am so happy to be a part of the iRead Book Tours of Kill And Run as well as A Fine Year For Murder, both by Lauren Carr this week.
Today, I am going to share with you, my thoughts on Kill And Run:
Title: Kill And Run
Author: Lauren Carr
Series: A Thorny Rose Mystery Book # 1
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Publication Date: September 2015
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.
Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.
The case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.
In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?
Kill And Run is the first book from Lauren Carr that I read, so I was not sure what to expect, other than that I thought the plot summary sounded fascinating and suspenseful. And I was right. I loved the large group of characters, and the humor the Author used throughout the book, despite a dark subject matter.
There were a lot of little moments that made me giggle (like a crazy, breakfast destroying cat, lol), but without taking me out of the suspense and romance that made up the biggest part of the plot. It was easy for me to get to like all of the characters, and connect with them deeply, which speaks highly of Mrs. Carr, as this is one of the points I always find the most important when I read a book. No matter how good the plot, no matter how wonderful the twists, if I can not connect with the cast, I am not invested in the story.
What I also loved about the book is, that what seemed to be two unrelated cases, became one, in a very believable fashion. That plot point was not forced, or felt artificially constructed, but made sense in the bigger scheme of things. I like being surprised in mysteries and was hoping that this would be the case in this novel too, and again, I was not disappointed.
I am now a fan of Lauren Carr, and it was an honor that I received a free copy from her to review.
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Kill and Run is available for sale on Amazon now!
And now to the Giveaway! I wish you all the best of luck!