Thursday, October 1, 2015

Three Days to Forever (A Mac Faraday Mystery) by Lauren Carr


Three Days to Forever, where we first meet the duo 

Murphy and Jessica who are featured in author 

Lauren Carr's new novel Kill And Run.

Synopsis

In this latest Mac Faraday Mystery from best-selling mystery author Lauren Carr, readers will embark on a roller coaster 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!

Review

Three Day to Forever is, I believe. the 9th book in the Mac Faraday series which has a huge fan following. It is listed as mystery and suspense and that certainly is it's main focus, but the author also adds an element of romance that is a big draw for many female readers.

Not offering any plot spoilers can be difficult, so here's a few of the high lights - a huge wedding planned, a professional hit squad without a clear idea of who is the target, special U.S. agents that only take on the most secret of assignments, an attempted abduction in a diner where the rescuer and rescuee instantly fall in love and some truly unique pets, including one that can use a TV changer. It's easy to see readers will be kept on the edge of their seats as they try to figure out how all these threads are going to come together. There is a nice balance between hard driving moments and playful humour that will keep drawing you in.

This book was a great escapist read and I fully intend to read more in this series - perhaps right back to book one. There was only one downside for me - two cute nicknames shared. I've never been a fan of calling a love interest by a cute nickname and found it odd amongst the strong personalities offered in the plot. That said, it's a very small detail and I'm fully aware that the many readers who embrace nicknames will unequivocally disagree with me.

Buy the book here: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository

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

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Marilyn, for the great review of THREE DAYS TO FOREVER! So glad you enjoyed it! I'm sure your followers will also get caught up in the great escape into mystery at Deep Creek Lake!

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    1. Review of Kill and Run coming October 9th and now I need to pick up a few more of your books.

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