Welcome to Lauren Carr’s Audiobook-a-palooza Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of Lauren Carr’s mysteries in audiobook format, we have 14 books from her three series on tour!
To follow the tour and to read reviews, please visit Lauren Carr’s page on iRead Book Tours.
In this post, I’ll be featuring Kill and Run, from the Author’s Thorny Rose series:
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.
Before long, 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, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?
My Review: 4.5/5
I normally don’t listen to audiobooks. However, when I was given the opportunity to listen to Lauren Carr’s book (some of which were already on my TBR list), I jumped at the chance. I’m so glad I did!
First things first…the narrator did such a great job. Most of the time, the narrator is the biggest turnoff for me. There have books in the past that have received stellar reviews, and I thought it was just okay, due to the narration. C.J. McAllister did a superb job.
The story is great! It is a nice steady pace, easy to listen to at work. I loved all of the characters. Being officers in the military, they were not only strong individuals, but displayed heart as well. The book blurb gives just enough detail about the plot. I don’t want to reveal anymore, but it dives into a conspiracy involving the US Military. I thought it was captivating, with just enough twists and turns to get my heart racing.
I’m so excited to finally discover this author! Her other series also involve characters from these books. I will also be checking those out as well. Highly recommend!
All of Lauren Carr’s books are rated PG-13 because they are murder mysteries and will contains murder scenes. Some of the books contain violence associated with military assignments. There are some books that contain sex scenes which are not explicit. There is little profanity, no f-words.
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 (including the real Gnarly’s klutzy nephew Sterling) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
Meet the Narrator:
C.J. McAllister is an Audible Approved Producer — “Audible Approved producers are the best audiobook producers in the business.” Only a small number are awarded this honor.
C.J. has produced best-selling audiobooks in multiple genres/styles, TV commercials/promo teasers, animation projects, interviews (TV and radio), corporate presentations.