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5.20.2020

A Fine Year for Murder ~ Review with Giveaway



A Fine Year for Murder
A Thorny Rose Mystery #2
By Lauren Carr
Read by C.J. McAllister

Jessica Faraday is perfectly happy with her marriage except for her nightmares. Unfortunately for her husband Murphy Thornton, Jessica's nightmares cause her to lash out as if in a fight for her life.

During a visit with her father, Jessica and Murphy discover the root of Jessica's nightmares. She was a witness to a brutal murder fifteen years before. At ten-years-old Jessica somehow blocked all memory of what she observed and only in sleep did she have any recollection.

To get to the truth and save her marriage Jessica, Murphy, and Dallas Walker must travel to Pine Bridge and uncover what has been hidden for years. They just have to deal with Jessica's somewhat wacky family (not by blood though) first.

As they work through the few facts they have they find themselves facing danger. Will they survive their search for the truth or will they become another casualty to Pine Bridge?

A Fine Year for Murder is the second book in the Thorny Rose Mystery series and it is as intense as the first book Kill and Run. This is not a cozy mystery or a gentle read and is most definitely in the PG category for violence and suggestive scenes. But if your taste in books runs towards mystery, suspense, and murder you will devour this book! There are suspects aplenty and motives abound it is just a question of who most wanted the Browning's dead. The narration is well presented by C.J. McAllister. There is no drag and it progresses at a good pace for the 10+hour reading, good for a long commute or just eye-resting listening enjoyment.

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.


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"The plot was original, fresh and fast-paced in spite of the "traditional elements" employed, which can normally be found in any other thriller of this genre. The USP of this story would be its unpredictability. When you think you have it all guessed up, the plot would change its course, keeping you hooked. There were a lot of suspense twists and turns that kept the momentum up. Needless to say, the writing was simply perfect. One thing that the writer needs to be lauded for is the humor she inculcated in the book. Minus those humorous parts, the book would have been one serious read." - Reviewer: Book and Ink


"Mysteries, murder, danger, and memories that threaten their lives keep the action and suspense at a high level, and even when the answers are found, it left me wanting more." - Review by Sherry Fundin of Fundinmental

Book Description:

After ten months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect … except in the middle of the night when, in the darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica's past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.

When investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells the couple about her latest case, known as the Pine Bridge Massacre, they realize Jessica may have witnessed the murder of a family while visiting family at the winery near-by, and suppressed the memory.

Determined to uncover the truth and find justice for the murder victims, Jessica and Murphy return to the scene of the crime with Dallas Walker, a spunky bull-headed Texan. Can this family reunion bring closure for a community touched by tragedy or will this prickly get-together bring an end to the Thorny Rose couple?
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Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Chris Matheson Cold Case, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty-five 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, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

A popular speaker, Lauren is also the owner of Acorn Book Service, the umbrella under which falls iRead Book Tours. 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


Tour Schedule:
May 4 - Hall Ways Blog - series spotlight/giveaway
May 4 – She Just Loves Books – series spotlight/giveaway
May 4 - Elizabeth McKenna – Author – series spotlight/giveaway
May 4 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 4 – Michelle L. Bloodworth - Goodreads – audiobook review of Kill and Run
May 5 - Michelle L. Bloodworth - Goodreads – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder
May 6 - Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 6 - Michelle L. Bloodworth - Goodreads – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection
May 7 - A Mama's Corner of the World – series spotlight/guest post/giveaway
May 8 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 11 - Locks, Hooks and Books – series spotlight/guest post/giveaway
May 11 - Jazzy Book Reviews – series spotlight/author interview/giveaway
May 11 - Merlot Et mots –book review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 12 - Laura's Interests – series spotlight/giveaway
May 12 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 13 - Mowgli with a book – series spotlight/author interview
May 13 - Bookish Quest – audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 13 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 13 -
 Lamon Reviews - series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 14 - Buried Under Books – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 15 - Sefina Hawke's Books – series spotlight
May 18 - Merlot Et mots –book review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews – series spotlight/guest post/giveaway
May 19 - Rosepoint Publishing – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 20 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight/giveaway
May 20 - Bookish Quest – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 20 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 21 - Books for Books – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection
May 21 - La libreria di Beppe - series spotlight/giveaway
May 22 – fundinmental – series spotlight/author interview/giveaway
May 25 - Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Murder By Perfection/giveaway
May 25 - Merlot Et mots –book review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 25 - T's Stuff – series spotlight/author interview/giveaway
May 26 - Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews – series spotlight/giveaway
May 27 - Bookish Quest – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May  27 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 27 - Books for Books – series spotlight
May 28 - Bookish Quest – series spotlight/author interview/ giveaway
May 29 - Mystery Suspense Reviews – series spotlight/guest post
Jun 1 - Merlot Et mots –book review of The Nutcracker Conspiracy/guest post/giveaway
Jun 1 - Thoughts in Progress – series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 2 - Svetlana's reads and views – series spotlight
Jun 2 - Kristin's Novel Café – series spotlight
Jun 3 - Buried Under Books – series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 3 - Blooming with Books - series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 4 - Rosepoint Publishing – series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 5 - The avid reader – series spotlight/giveaway



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