Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Murder by Perfection by Lauren Carr-I Read Book Tour-Review and Giveaway

Murder by Perfection by Lauren Carr
Book Title: Murder by Perfection by Lauren Carr

Series: Thorny Rose Mystery Series (Volume 3)

Category:  Adult fiction, 322 pages
Genre:  Murder Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:  May 31, 2018
Format available for review:  print, ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF) & Audible download
Willing to send print books to: USA and Canada
Tour dates:  Oct 8 to Nov 2, 2018
Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion)

Book Description:
Perfection can be a fatal endeavor.

Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a couple’s gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by Chef Natalie Stepford―the model of perfection in looks, home, and business.

When Natalie ends up dead and Murphy goes missing, the Thorny Rose detectives must peel back the layers of Natalie Stepford’s life to discover that the pursuit of perfection can be deadly.
And I thought
I couldn't put it down.  I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. 

Well actually I wasn't turning the pages.  But I would have been if I was reading a print copy.  I received the Audible copy.  And 
now I am a fan of listening to books.  I had it downloaded on my phone and spent a day listening to it. 

And I was literally on the edge of my seat and holding my breath.
I was thinking Oh my gosh are they going to find/save Murphy?

There is just no way she'd kill him off!  Would she?  

The Thorny Rose Series featuring Jessica Faraday and 
Murphy Thornton is a spin off series from the Mac Faraday series
and the Lovers in Crime series which both are fantastic reads in 
the their on rite. 

Murder by Perfection is a fast paced spell binding read with multiple layers of plots.  There's the murder of the 'perfect woman' Natalie a chef who has a bunch of secrets that end up getting her knocked off.  But by who?  Her plastic surgeon?  Or was it her husband? Or maybe the stalker that no one knew about until the investigation uncovers him.  

One of the things that I enjoy about Lauren Carr;s series is how the characters cross over.  Murphy's father and brother come over from The Lovers in Crime series to investigate the murders and find Murphy who has mysteriously disappeared.

Don't worry if you've not gotten the chance to read any of the other books.  Each one is superbly written as a stand alone.  The only problem is I am sure you'll enjoy any one you pick up so much you'll want to read more. 

I can easily say that Murder by Perfection is worthy  of 5 stars.
And I can easily say I'll be reading the next one!

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 

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  1. Thank you so very much for the tremendous review of the latest Thorny Rose mystery. I am thrilled that you enjoyed Jessica and Murphy's latest case. Here's wishing each of your followers good luck int he giveaway!