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Crimes Past

Book Details:

Book Title: Crimes Past by Lauren Carr
Series: A Mac Faraday Mystery (Volume 13)
Category: Adult fiction, 322 pages
Genre: Murder Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: October 16, 2018
Tour dates: May 1 – June 28, 2019
Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion)

Book Description:

It’s a bittersweet reunion for Mac Faraday when members of his former homicide squad arrive at the Spencer Inn. While it is sweet to attend the wedding of a former colleague’s daughter, it is a bitter reminder that the mother of the bride had been the victim of a double homicide on her own wedding night.

The brutal slaying weighing heavy on his mind, Mac is anxious to explore every possibility for a break in the cold case—even a suggestion from disgraced former detective Louis Gannon that one of their former friends was the killer.

When the investigator is brutally slain, Mac Faraday rips open the cold case with a ruthless determination to reveal which of his friends was a cold-blooded murderer.

To read reviews, please visit Lauren Carr’s page on iRead Book Tours.

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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

My Review
5 Stars

Mac Faraday has invited all of his old police buddies to come to the Spencer Manor for the wedding of the daughter of a late colleague. But there is more to this story than just Mac opening his wallet for the wedding. The brides own mother was murdered on the day of her wedding too. It is a sixteen year old cold case that Mac wants to close and what better way to bring all the suspects back together.

This story has a lot happening as Mac tries to uncover who really killed the original bride. Then the suspects start being murdered too. He has to be quick or he is going to be the next one dead as secrets are coming to light. The suspects seem to keep going around in the same circle of who could have done it punctuated by the death of suspects.

Of course the wedding is not the only excitement. David learns that an old flame is back in town. She wants to get back together with him but she has one heck of a surprise to throw at David. I loved this twist. It’s not what David expected but he took to it well.

I loved Mayor Gnarly in this story, although I need to catch up on the book in which he got elected. I missed that one. I love the whole drama with his book. I couldn’t help but laugh each time it was brought up.

Now I do have to say that I didn’t get into this story as much as others. There was so much happening that I got a little confused with the story. It didn’t help that a couple people had names that sounded the same which confused me. I’m sure reading the book would have cleared this up but I was listening to the audiobook.

I really enjoyed this book and still recommend checking out the Mac Faraday series on audiobook. Mike Alger does an amazing job narrating this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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