Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.
Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.
The case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.
In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?
Elsie’s Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Detective Cameron Gates is passionately making love to her husband Nicholas Gates, but wait Nicholas is dead! Dead or not he has a message for her “You’re not finished with me yet, babe.”
Cameron startles awake from her dream and nearly decks her current husband, Joshua Thornton. Not exactly the way you want two men in your bed!
Lt. Murphy Thornton is Cameron’s stepson and he is investigating the murder of five women. There’s a connection to Cameron and the words Nicholas spoke are coming back to haunt her as pieces of the puzzle start falling into place.
Kill and Run is a police procedural and a mystery. Two of my favorite genres and then you toss in the relationship dynamics of a blended family and you have a well-rounded story, with characters you truly care about.
The audiobook is narrated by CJ McAllister. He has a voice perfect for police/military stories and in this fully voiced production. He does an outstanding job voicing both genders. This eleven-hour audiobook literally flies by, the action is non-stop and CJ McAllister’s pacing is on point.
This audiobook is the first in the series and the first audiobook that I’ve listened to from author Lauren Carr. After listening to this audiobook I’m searching to see what else Lauren’s been up to!
This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an unbiased review!
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!
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, 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, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.