REVIEW: REAL MURDER (A LOVERS IN CRIME MYSTERY), BY LAUREN CARR

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When Police Detective Cameron Gates and her new husband Joshua Thornton, a prosecuting attorney, team up to solve a string of murders, including some cold cases from 1976 and 1996, they are stunned by the domino effect that seems to be in play.

The brutal murder of Dolly Houseman, an elderly woman who lives across the street, starts the chain of events, and as we meet the various players and realize the connections between them all, it is impossible to put Real Murder (A Lovers in Crime Mystery Book 2) down.

What was Dolly’s mysterious business, and how did her former life set her up as a target? What did Mike Gardner’s murder in 1996 have to do with events in the present, and to whom was he secretly connected?

For a while, it seemed as though none of the clues would lead to anyone, and then, almost as if it were planned out, everything started to come together. Could it have been a mysterious package containing tapes that helped them sort it all out?

As usual, Carr’s delightful and likable characters, including a couple of interesting pets, kept me reading and enjoying every moment. Set primarily in West Virginia, I loved the settings, as well as the plot that was twisted enough to keep me trying to figure things out. Definitely another five star read.

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6 thoughts on “REVIEW: REAL MURDER (A LOVERS IN CRIME MYSTERY), BY LAUREN CARR

    • Oh, thanks, Patty…it was hard to write this review, because there were so many intricacies that I wanted to talk about…but they would have been spoilers. Hope you give this author a try.

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    • She writes a couple of series: the Mac Faraday Series and this one is part of the Lovers in Crime Series. But each book could be a stand-alone, as the author gives enough backstory on the continuing characters that you can pick them up anywhere, IMO.

      Thanks for stopping by, Rita.

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