Author: Lauren Carr
Publisher: Acorn Services
Part of a Series: Mac Faraday Mysteries; Lovers in Crime Mysteries; Thorny Rose Mysteries)
Type of book: Boys weekend, girls weekend, West Virginia, psychology, analysis, delusions, psychopath, lying, past, sins, mysteries, murders, bonding
Year it was published: 2017
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!
Main characters include the boys and girls as well as the pets which are more than just there to be there but they have active roles to play. There is also a character list in front of the book which makes it a bit easier to figure out who's who. Also as well, the main characters are all different and not the same which makes it easy to recall them. Secondary characters are also fascinating, but because of the fact that two mysteries are mixed in instead of being separated, secondary characters were a bit more difficult for me than I would have liked.
Nothing is what it seems
The story is written in third person narrative from women's and men's points of view, the detectives that is. The characters are well formed and use their hidden strengths and I appreciated the reminders that I forgot. I also enjoyed the boys' mysteries and all the twists and turns it entailed, keeping the reader hooked to see which way it'll go next. I do feel that instead of being mixed, the author could have had two separate parts for the mysteries, or three parts; one beginnings another girls and another boys which will keep the tension high in my opinion and won't be frustrating in remembering the details and roles that the secondary characters play. The ending of the girls' mystery could use more explaining, especially the uncovered evidence.
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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.
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Considering how much I've fallen in love with the previous characters in her Thorny Rose Mysteries, I was really excited to read the latest installment and catch up with my new favorite detectives. The stories don't disappoint in that the reader is treated to two sensational mysteries that involve murders, logic and a good bit of fun as well as dogs that have hidden talents and aren't afraid to use them. What I did find disappointing is that the author broke mysteries apart, and I feel that the girls' mystery wasn't explained towards the end as well as I had hoped. It also was difficult to balance mystery when it seemed that every few chapters the reader is switched from boys' mystery to girls' mystery and so forth.
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4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)