Friday, January 12, 2018

Review and Giveaway: Twofer Murder by Lauren Carr


Twofer murder? What’s a twofer murder?

Twofer Murder is a treat for fans of best-selling author Lauren Carr’s fast-paced mysteries! Lauren’s latest novel contains the main characters from her three successful series: Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries. The guys go away for a fishing weekend only to get caught up in the murder of a journalist investigating fraud at a timber company. Meanwhile, the ladies are spending the weekend in the presidential suite at a posh resort where Jessica Faraday is to accept a lifetime achievement award for her late grandmother at a murder mystery writers conference. But before they have time to get their facials, they get wrapped up in their own real mystery when an up and coming author ends up dead!

Lauren Carr’s Twofer Murder is a 2-for-1—making it a must-read for any mystery fan!

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My Thoughts:

Author Lauren Carr has brought her iconic characters back and all together in her latest novel. The guys and the girls are separated as each group goes on their respective trips: the girls off to their fancy writer’s award ceremony and the guys going on their guy bonding fishing trip. I really liked seeing all the characters together, human and animal, and I quickly got lost in their lives again.

What I really liked was the family theme that seemed to be running throughout, just like her other books. The Thornton’s, Faradays, and O’Callaghan’s are a blended family of blood relatives and in-laws and maybe future in-laws and I liked that familial bond that kept them watching each other’s backs and sticking together. It is a very strong bond. Because of such a large family, we are given many people to keep track of. However, the author does give us a list of characters at the beginning of who’s who and the new characters of the mysteries each group is involved in. I had no trouble keeping people straight as just like all the characters in an Avenger movie, each of her characters have a distinct voice and talents. I was glad to get reacquainted and get to know some of the other members.

As always, we have the pets that also get involved in the adventure and sometimes create more havoc or help in solving the crimes. And thanks to cell phones, the guys and girls were in touch with each other frequently. So if you like murder mysteries, give this one a try as you not only get one but two. And both mysteries have enough twist and turns to keep you turning the pages.

On content: there is some innuendo and there is language here and there (though I do not recall any profanity). I would consider this a fairly clean Adult read somewhere along the lines of TV dramas like the show Castle with such hard topics like murder and evil people but the characters adding humor to lighten the mood. I look forward to more works by Lauren Carr. I think a picture book story of the animal stars would be a fun story to read, hint hint.

I received a copy of this novel for free. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

Meet the author:

​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!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, 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. Thank you so much for the fabulous review for TWOFER MURDER. Here's wishing each of your followers luck in the giveaway for the $100 Amazon gift card!

  2. What a great review. I really enjoyed it


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