Kill and Run was an explosive first read by Lauren Carr. This is a new series but with characters that others have met in her previous series. This book deals with the Thornton clan especially with husband and wife teams Joshua and Cameron and Murphy (Joshua’s son) and Jessica. I really liked this blended family who stuck together and supported one another even though some of them were carrying some hefty baggage. Starting with a glimpse of how Cameron’s first husband was killed this story took off and did not let up in the action or the intrigue department. As seeming unrelated circumstances occur, our characters are thrown together in overwhelming life and death situations. I was quickly turning the pages to see how this story would play out and if this family would survive the killer’s intentions that seemed unstoppable. I really, really liked this family and the passion, protectiveness, and love they had for each other. I enjoyed the pets, even Monique the tarantula, but my favorite was the TV watching dog. Ms. Carr has even provided a cast of characters in the beginning to keep everybody straight however, you will quickly catch on.
Content warning: There is a lot of violence, some sex talk/sensual scenes between the married couples, some language, and the topic of rape plays a big part in this story. None of these issues are portrayed graphically.
I received this book for an honest review from I Read Book Tours and the opinions are my own.
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.