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10.25.2019

The Last Thing She Said ~ Review with Giveaway





The Last Thing She Ever Said
Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #3
By Lauren Carr
Read by Mike Alger

Nearly 40 years ago mystery author Mercedes Livingston disappeared. Everyone assumed she and her husband George were the victims of a kidnapping gone wrong.  But Harper's Ferry has been hiding the truth about this cold case and now it is up to Chris Matheson and the Geezer Squad to clear their late friend in the decades-old case.

Can the Geezer's determine what happened after all these years? Putting their varied skills to use and calling on those they know they are convinced that they can discover the truth. But when Helen's ex shows up they have to deal with him and all the baggage he's about to dump on Chris.

Anyone familiar with Lauren Carr's other series will enjoy getting a few brief scenes with Mac, Archie, Joshua, Gnarly, and the political scene that is brewing on Spencer Mountain. Oh, yeah, there are some interesting developments in regard to Gnarly's mayorship and Chris's dog Sterling gets caught up in Gnarly's antics (in my opinion the best story thread in the book and worth a few laughs).
Let's just say Gnarly was at his best in this one in one-upping his political opponent.

With plot twists and a whole cast of suspects, this one will keep the Geezers and the reader occupied with figuring out just what happened all those years ago. But to uncover the truth they have to go back to the cold case upon which Mercedes Livingston's best-seller was based. And could the last words Mercedes Livingston spoke to Chris all those years ago be a clue? 

Get ready for some unexpected twists, betrayals, and political shenanigans in this newest addition to the mystery world created by Lauren Carr. 

I listened to the audio version of this book and the reading by Mike Alger is excellent. This is a murder mystery and as such, the reader should expect some violence and in general misdeeds that don't paint some of the characters in a good light. 

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own. 


** Some readers might find some scenes objectionable due to content
so if you want gentle reads this isn't one you will want to read. 



Book Description:
“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!

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Book Details:

Book Title:  The Last Thing She Said (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #3) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  386 pages
Genre:  Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   July 22, 2019
Formats available for purchase:  paperback, ebook, audiobook (audible and iTunes)
Tour dates: October 7 to November 15, 2019
Content Rating:  PG-13 (Lauren Carr's books are murder mysteries, so there are murders involved. Occasionally, a murder will happen on stage. There is sexual content, but always behind closed doors. Some mild swearing (a hell or a damn few and far between). No F-bombs!





Meet the Author:  

 Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Thorny Rose, Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries—over twenty titles across four fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

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.

Connect with the author:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram


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​Oct 7 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of The Last Thing She Said
Oct 7 - JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book review of Ice / giveaway
Oct 7 – Bookriot – audiobook review of Ice / giveaway
Oct 7 – Just Another Reader – book review of Ice
Oct 7 - Rita's Reading Room – series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 7 - Viviana MacKade – series spotlight / guest post
Oct 8 - Just Another Reader – book review of Winter Frost
Oct 8 - JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book review of Winter Frost / giveaway
Oct 8 – Amy’s Booket List – book review of The Last Thing She Said / giveaway
Oct 8 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of The Last Thing She Said / guest post /
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Oct 10 – Librorum in Sempiternum – book review of Ice / giveaway
Oct 11 – It's All About the Book – book review of The Last Thing She Said
Oct 14 – b for bookreview – series spotlight / author interview
Oct 15 - Buried Under Books - audiobook review of Ice / giveaway
Oct 15 – Pause for Tales – book review of The Last Thing She Said
Oct 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of The Last Thing She Said /
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Oct 19 – Bookriot – audiobook review of Winter Frost / giveaway
Oct 20 – Librorum in Sempiternum – book review of Winter Frost / giveaway
Oct 21 - Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of The Last Thing She Said / giveaway
Oct 21 - Words And Peace – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 22 – Kristin’s Novel CafĂ© – audiobook review of The Last Thing She Said
Oct 23 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – audiobook review of The Last Thing She Said /
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Oct 24 – Haddie's Haven – audiobook review of Ice / giveaway
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Oct 24 - My Journey Back - series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
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Oct 29 – My Reading Journeys – book review of Winter Frost / giveaway
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Nov 6 – fundinmental – book review of Winter Frost / giveaway
Nov 6 - My Reading Journeys – book review of The Last Thing She Said / giveaway
Nov 7 – Haddie's Haven – audiobook review of Winter Frost / giveaway
Nov 8 – Literary Flits – series spotlight / giveaway
Nov 11 – The Avid Inspri – book review of Ice / giveaway
Nov 11 - Books for Books – audiobook review of Winter Frost / giveaway
Nov 12 – Librorum in Sempiternum – book review of The Last Thing She Said / giveaway
Nov 13 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
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Nov 18 – Laura's Interests – audiobook review of The Last Thing She Said / guest post /
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Nov 18 - Books for Books – audiobook review of The Last Thing She Said / giveaway
Nov 19 – JBronder Book Reviews – audiobook review of The Last Thing She Said
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Nov 20 – Haddie's Haven – audiobook review of The Last Thing She Said / guest post /
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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

​Ends November 30th, 2019

Prize: ​ Win a $50 Amazon gift card courtesy of Lauren Carr, author of 
The Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries.


 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review of THE LAST THING SHE SAID. I am so honored that you enjoy these mysteries. I am certain your followers will enjoy them as well. Here's wishing each one luck in the giveaway for the $50 Amazon Gift Card.

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