Monday, August 31, 2015

Three Days to Forever + Giveaway

In this latest Mac Faraday Mystery from best-selling mystery author Lauren Carr, readers will embark on a rollercoaster adventure with old friends (including the Lovers in Crime team of Prosecutor Joshua Thornton and Homicide Detective Cameron Gates), but also meet new ones as Mac Faraday’s daughter Jessica Faraday and Joshua Thornton’s son Murphy Thornton join the team in the race to get the love birds to the altar!

With three days left to the year, Deep Creek Lake is hopping with holiday vacationers and wedding guests pouring into the Spencer Inn for Mac Faraday and Archie Monday’s huge wedding ceremony which is being touted as the social event of the year.

But droopy flowers and guests who failed to RSVP are the least of Mac’s and Archie’s problems when a professional hit squad hits Spencer Manor to send the groom, Joshua Thornton, Archie’s mother, and Gnarly running for their lives.

With time running out to the big day, Mac Faraday and Spencer’s small police force have to sort through the clues to figure out not only who has been targeted for assassination, but also who is determined to stop everything … FOREVER!

My Review

This is the second book I have read by this author. Although, it originally was going to be my first book. I picked this one up first and started reading it, however I found myself really struggling to connect with the characters in this book, despite the rapid body count. So I put this book aside and picked up the other book I had by this author of Kill and Run. The first book in the author's new series, A Thorny Rose Mystery. Which the lack of instant connection with the characters in this book might have to do with the fact that this is book nine in the series. However with Kill and Run being the first book it was nice to see Jessica Faraday featured in this book from Kill and Run. Even though this is only the second book that I have read by this author's I do have to say again that I shared an instant connect with the characters in her new series that I did this one. Although, I don't want to blame the fact that I never read any other books in the Mac Faraday series prior to this one as to a reason that I did not share the instant connection with the characters in this book. I thought the ending was fine.

Author's Bio:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Open Season for Murder is the tenth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.

In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.

Three Days to Forever introduced Lauren Carr’s latest series detectives, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday in the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Look for Kill and Run, the first installment in this series, to be released September 1, 2015.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. Visit Acorn Book Services’ website for more information.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.

She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~   Facebook

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Lauren Carr said...

Thank you so much, Cheryl, for reviewing THREE DAYS TO FOREVER and KILL AND RUN. I certainly appreciate appearing on your site for the kickoff of this tour!

Jo's Daughter said...

It sounds like a wonderful story and I would love to read it!