Murder by Perfection (A Thorny Rose Mystery Book 3) by Lauren Carr

Beware! Perfection has a dark side!

Synopsis - 

Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica expected for her date night was a couple's gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by Chef Natalie Stepford--the embodiment of feminine perfection.

When Natalie ends up dead and Murphy goes missing, the Thorny Rose detectives must peel back the layers of Natalie Stepford's flawless life to discover that perfection has a very sinister dark side.

Review -

Another great title by one of my favourite authors.  Every time I hear a new book is coming out, I try to make sure I'm first in line to snag my copy. 

Lauren Carr is a master of the light murder mystery.  Each contain a strong couple as the central characters.  Both the male and female roles are great role models - smart, loyal, talented and always interested in the truth.  And as the author is a huge dog lover, there are always several incredible pets, each with their own unique personality.  No matter how serious the threat they are facing, the author manages to work in a little humour to keep the tale from getting too dark.

Murder by Perfection is book 3 in Carr's Thorny Rose Mystery Series.  The main characters - Murphy and Jessica - fell in love at first sight and married quickly. This 3rd story sees them struggling to try to find balance in their daily lives as well as enough free time to spend together.  After a quarrel one evening, Murphy takes off on his motorcycle to calm down - and disappears! He has been kidnapped. Why - no one knows for sure. Friends, family and the government come together to search for answers.  Can he be found in time?

Murder by Perfection is a wonderful read and a perfect to escape from the challenges of a busy day. Danger, intrigue, humor and love all take their turn in this tale which will keep you reading into the wee hours.

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Meet the Author - 

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!

Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.

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.

​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.

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

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  1. Thank you, Marilyn, for the fabulous review for MURDER BY PERFECTION. I am thrilled that you enjoy my light mysteries and am sure your followers will enjoy them as well. Here's wishing each of your followers good luck in the giveaway!

    1. My pleasure Lauren. I adore your every single one of your titles. :)


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