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Book Review: ‘Twofer Murder’, by Lauren Carr

About the Author

Sahar's Reviews 2016 02 15 Book Review Cancelled Vows Lauren Carr 'Cancelled Vows'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.

About the Book

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!

Review

A thick and satisfying, Twofer Murder marks the coming together of a lot of characters which, although a little confusing for new readers (or fans needing a bit of a refresher), is handled in such a way by author Lauren Carr that only a few moments, early on in the book, required me to pause and go back to figure out what was going on.

The twisted, convoluted (in a good way) plot comes with an ending that is satisfying but also thought-provoking.  Questions that arise include the role of each parent in raising a good child, the nature of lying, and the boundaries a community should (or should not) respect when it comes to protecting one’s own.

As is typical to Carr, there is a lot of extra material in Twofer Murder that add weight to the book—but in a good way.  As always, picking up a Carr isn’t just about figuring out the underlying mystery; rather, it’s about beginning or building your relationship with each character.  Carr demonstrates a great understanding of human nature by taking the time to help readers get to know each character by creating situations and delving into conversations that the case itself might not benefit from, but the reading experience certainly does.

This is why the fact that she brings together the main characters from not one, not two, but three of her successful series—Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries—is going to be no doubt very well received by her fans and whet their appetite for all future titles she is no doubt going to be releasing.

5.00 avg. rating (99% score) - 1 vote

2 thoughts on “Book Review: ‘Twofer Murder’, by Lauren Carr

    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment, Lauren, it’s an honor to have you here, as always! And again… You owe me yet another coffee.

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