Monday 31 August 2015

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Three Days to Forever by Lauren Carr

Title : Three Days to Forever
Author : Lauren Carr
Series : Mac Faraday Mystery
Genre : Mystery
Source : Free copy from the author for an honest review

Blurb : 

In this latest Mac Faraday Mystery from best-selling mystery author Lauren Carr, readers will embark on a rollercoaster adventure with old friends (including the Lovers in Crime team of Prosecutor Joshua Thornton and Homicide Detective Cameron Gates), but also meet new ones as Mac Faraday’s daughter Jessica Faraday and Joshua Thornton’s son Murphy Thornton join the team in the race to get the love birds to the altar!

With three days left to the year, Deep Creek Lake is hopping with holiday vacationers and wedding guests pouring into the Spencer Inn for Mac Faraday and Archie Monday’s huge wedding ceremony which is being touted as the social event of the year.

But droopy flowers and guests who failed to RSVP are the least of Mac’s and Archie’s problems when a professional hit squad hits Spencer Manor to send the groom, Joshua Thornton, Archie’s mother, and Gnarly running for their lives.

With time running out to the big day, Mac Faraday and Spencer’s small police force have to sort through the clues to figure out not only who has been targeted for assassination, but also who is determined to stop everything … FOREVER!

My Musings : 

This is the first time I have read this author's writing and I have to say that I am going to end up buying all her books. I liked this book that much!

I was literally bombarded with the characters from the start. The good thing is that the author was thoughtful enough to include the cast of characters else I would have been lost. This is my fault since I jumped into the nineth book directly. Inspite of it all, it wasn't hard to recognise the characters after a few chapters.

The characters were complex and well developed and fun to read about. Every one of them has a distinct personality which meshes with the story and with each other. They balance each other out and this added to the readability of the book. My most memorable character was Agnes. I so loved her spunky nature! I couldn't figure out the distinction of the characters into main and supporting cast because everyone had an important role in the story. I loved the dogs' antics which added the much needed humour to the otherwise tense story.

The plot was well thought out and there were no loose ends at the end. The story was fast paced to keep my attention easily. The book is a treat to a reader who loves a mix of genres in their reads. It has the right amount of romance, mystery, action and thrill to keep me satisfied from the start to the end. The only thing which kind of put me off was the very fast romance between Jessica and Murphy.

The book has a light hearted feeling which comes out of fighting against evil and winning at the end. It made a good read for the weekend.

My one line review : A fast paced mystery with a sprinkle of romance and humour and heroic action.

My rating : 4/5

My reread factor : 4/5

Meet the Author : 

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Open Season for Murder is the tenth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.

In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.

Three Days to Forever introduced Lauren Carr’s latest series detectives, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday in the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Look for Kill and Run, the first installment in this series, to be released September 1, 2015.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. Visit Acorn Book Services’ website for more information.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.

She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Prizes: ​

1. Win an ebook copy of Kill and Run with a $15 Amazon gift card (open internationally - 5 winners)

2. Win a print copy of Kill and Run (USA only - 4 winners)

3. Win a print copy of both Three Days to Forever and Kill and Run with a $25 Amazon gift card (USA only)

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  1. Thank you so much, Book Addict, for the great review of THREE DAYS TO FOREVER. I am so glad you're hosting me on your site for this tour. See you again soon!

    1. I am looking forward to reading your other books too. I enjoyed it very much!