Book Description for KILL AND RUN:


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.


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, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?


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Book Trailer for KILL AND RUN:


I am a Fan of Lauren Carr and of course of her ubiquitous character, gnarly the German Shepard. I know I fell in love with him in the first book of Ms Carr’s I ever read. Well pets full of character come packed into this novel as well. There is a whole new crop of characters, and delightful pets, spun off from her Mac Faraday series. The main character is Mac Faraday’s Daughter Jessica. married, after 36 hours, to Navy Lieutenant Murphy Thorton.

Of course there is Murder and twists and turns. That is the hallmark of a great Mystery writer and Lauren Carr fits that bill. I hate to give spoilers in my reviews so I won’t. Let me just say that It took quite a while to place all the pieces together.

I actually listened to this as an audible book. If you haven’t tried you really should. Listening to books has not stopped me from reading them on my kindle or actual paper books. But an Audible book is great when you spend a lot of time driving or if you are riding on an airplane. Also Audible gives you a free one month trial so you have nothing to lose.

I can’t review an audible book without talking about the narration. Proper narration of these books is essential. A narrator who can change his or her voice for different characters makes the book really come alive. CJ McAllister is the narrator of this book and he does a wonderful job. He is good at changing his voice and cadence to help you recognizes dialog as opposed to prose and differentiate between characters.



Author’s Bio:


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, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.


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About The Author

My kids are finally all in High School. One is driving. I am FREE! I want to discover all there is to do and be now that the vomit diapers and carpool are over. Let the ADVENTURE begin!

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