About the book
Nikki Bryant’s Next Case Takes Her to the Wrong Side of Murder
One spring morning, Jodi Gibbons got up and went to school as she did every day. Her young life went sideways though when the police found that her mother had been brutally killed during the night.
Twenty years later, many in Pine Grove believe Jodi got away with murder. After all, how could she have possibly slept through her mother’s violent death in the very next room?
After decades of silence, Jodi accepts investigative journalist Nikki Bryant’s invitation to tell her side of the story. However, before the interview can take place, someone silences Jodi permanently.
Now it is up to Nikki Bryant and her friends to uncover the secret that Jodi Gibbons has been protecting—a secret someone believes it is worth killing to keep from being revealed.
And I thought
This one was much anticipated. I fell in love with Elmo, Niki and Ryan in book 1. As I turned the last page I hated to see them go.
Book 2 was just as good if not better.
As with all of Lauren Carr 's books she delves into cold cases. And ends up weaving several storylines together.
While investigating one cold case Niki finds a missing person from 20 years priors case to be suspicious.
The mother of the missing person asks Niki to help her bring closure. Niki gets on the trail.
One of my favorite characters in this one was Betty Frost the elderly mother who loves old t.v. mystery shows. And quotes them in each scene.
She even decided to stake out the suspects on her own. And when the main suspect is corned and attempts to flee Betty is quick on her feet and used her cane (which I suspect she really doesn't need)
It takes some great investigative work on Niki's part but she manages to solve several murders.
She does have a bit of help bringing one suspect to justice. Her mother's cats become Ninjas and saved the day when the suspect tries to flee.
I can on imagine what is in store next for Niki.
And as usual I am anticipating the next one!
I received a complimentary copy.
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Meet the author
Lauren Carr Is The Mystery Lady
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Thorny Rose, Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, and Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across five fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.
The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, and virtual book tour coordinator for independent authors.
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 two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.