“Too many twists and turns to easily share about this book. Nevertheless, Carr has pulled off another “hit” that kept me reading in one setting until the clues were so well together that the villain fell into our laps…or Chris’s, LOL Carr has put a lot into the book beyond the mysteries this time…Characters enjoyed chocotinis, visited book stores…and even blundered into getting engaged (the ring had been purchased 4 months ago)… But, for me, a special thank you for the political spoof at a time when politics at the national level is devastating, gave me a laugh and lightened the load of it all!” – Review by Glenda Bixler, Book Reader’s Heaven
“I’m working on the greatest mystery ever,” was the last thing noted mystery novelist
Mercedes Livingston said to seven-year-old Chris Matheson before walking out of Hill House Hotel never to be seen again.
For decades, the writer’s fate remained a puzzling mystery until an autographed novel and a letter put a grown-up Chris Matheson on the trail of a cunning killer. With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris puts a flame to this cold case to uncover what had really happened that night Mercedes Livingston walked out of Hill House Hotel. Watch out! The clues are getting hot!
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, 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 two spoiled rotten German
shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
My Review (Audiobook):
Another one of Lauren Carr’s cozy mysteries, and this one does not not disappoint. The Last Thing She Said centers around Chris Matheson and the death of his Mom’s best friend. All started out as an ordinary passing, but secrets are revealed that take the reader into a whirlwind of a story.
The Last Thing She Said frequently dove into the past during the investigation. I found it somewhat difficult trying to keep everyone straight. This might have been because I was listening to the audiobook instead of reading. Either way, I fond the mystery aspect somewhat confusing.
The best part of the book for me was the interactions between Chris and Mac Faraday and the crossover between characters and books. I love it when Ms. Carr weaves the stories together.
I also love the interactions with the animals, and the side stories they create. They provide comic relief to the somewhat seriousness of the mystery. In all of her books, the author incorporates the animals so much, they become minor characters of their own.
Like all of her other books, I recommend The Last Thing She Said. It’s an entertaining, fast read that will keep you intrigued, while laughing as well.
Ends November 30th, 2019