Kill and Run

Kill and Run

by Lauren Carr


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692477151
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Publication date: 07/20/2015
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday and Lovers in Crime Mysteries. Her upcoming new series, The Thorny Rose Mysteries will be released September 4, 2015. Lauren introduced the key detectives in the Thorny Rose Mysteries in Three Days to Forever, which was released in January 2015.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. Visit Acorn Book Services website for more information.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learnt in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.

She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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Kill and Run 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Five women have been discovered murdered in a house in Washington DC. Lieutenant Murphy Thornton is a naval investigative officer that has been sent to look the crime scene over. He is just expected to release the scene to the local police but when he discovers one of the victims is from the navy he has to investigate. Then Murphy learns that one of the women killed connects to his step-mother and the death of her first husband. Things start proceeding at a breakneck pace when it seems there is someone higher of higher ranking in the military trying to cover up evidence spanning back more than thirteen years. But threatening Murphy and Jessica was the first mistake they made in trying to cover everything up. Murphy has been stationed in Washington DC temporarily and is constantly butting heads with his boss. But when he finds a case that clearly deals with the Navy he can’t stand by and let the local police investigate it, must to his boss’s dismay. In his investigations, he finds that one of the women has a daughter and no family that she can go to so Murphy rescues her from foster care and promises her that he will find her mother’s killer. Thankfully Jessica is there along with his step-mother, even though they get in a bit of trouble from someone that tries to silence them permanently. Murphy is having none of his and with the help of his father, plans to take down the person behind these deaths and other events relating to the women killed. Ever since I read Mystery at Astaire Castle I have fallen in love with the Mac Faraday mysteries and Lauren Carr. When I was invited to review this book I was over the moon. Jessica Faraday is Mac’s daughter and has recently married Murphy Thornton, son to Joshua Thornton. It was so wonderful to be introduced to the new characters. I listened to his book on Audible and I have to say CJ McAllister does a wonderful job narrating this book. This is a great start to a new mystery series and I just love how it links into the other series from Lauren Carr. I strongly recommend checking out her books. You will not be disappointed. I’m just happy that I have the second book to jump right into. I received Kill and Run from iRead Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This is a book full of surprises that keeps your attention as the author plays out the plot giving you a highly entertaining listen. I thought it was really well written that is fast paced filled with action and mystery. I did guess who was pulling the cords a little over half way through but I have been wrong before. I didn’t know the how or why until near the end. The author does a great job at keeping you entertained and guessing. This is a very fast pace thrilling read that goes back for years and ties into Murphy wife’s first husbands killing that everyone thought was an accident. As you first start to listen you think oh what a sweet wonderful cop and listen in horror as the action unfolds. The author skips ahead a few years and the book takes off leaving you with your mouth hung open thinking oh my Lord a time or two. The author gives you a ton of surprise along the way with some shocks as well. You will find monsters and still more monsters controlling everything from women to a career with one person behind it all trying to take the world on to get what they feel they deserve. As the end comes you will be left with shocks and surprises that will leave you with your mouth hung open. Mr. McAllister I thought did a wonderful job with the character voices he really put emotion into them never leaving you guessing who was talking or what they were feeling. I thought his normal voice where he was just reading didn’t come across as easy or as natural as I thought it should. I did feel all in all he did a wonderful job at keeping me pulled in and entertained. You could really feel the emotions he put into the read. I did not hear any background noises or any places where the audio was higher or lower than any place else on the audio. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. I felt he gave a clear and clean listen that really pulls in the listener. His male voices were just as great as his females you had no trouble knowing who was talking or what they were feeling. I had no trouble picturing what the author wanted me to as he narrated the book. I do look forward to listening to more of his work. The author gives you so many wonderful characters it is hard to pick my favorite. I would have to say my heart really went out to Cameron and Lizzy the most. Just wait until you meet Monica and the part she plays. Your heart may change on this little dear..that is all I can say. As the book takes off with 5 women dead and the why, who and what keeps you in surprise you are pulled in and left on the edge as more people’s lives are at stake you are left wondering who will be left a live if any. I loved the plot and the characters. The mystery was outstanding as well as the thrills and holding your breath to see what happens next. As the mystery builds and suspense takes over it was an audio I couldn’t put down. I found things to do around the home so I could listen longer. This is filled with action never a dull minute as the chilling mystery unfold leaving you wanting to get your hands on one person for all he put so many through. I had no trouble visualize the scenes as they came to life for me leaving me at times in shock at how far one person would go and what they would do. The title really fits this story it all started with a kill and run as the author takes you through the paces of one man and his career to get to the top. This book was really thought out giving the reader/listener a highly entertaining listen. I am so looking f
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
it is nerve-racking and flipping exciting pages to read Oh Ms. Lauren Carr made my heart pumping so fast again with another amazing books of her. I feel bad that I read this book second. I am missing some stories and important part from the first book I read. I am glad that I catch up quick with the story. Kill and Run is a nerve-racking and flipping exciting pages to read. It is one of those nights again for me where I cannot put the book down but I have to and catch up some zzzzz. This book is another big hit for me from the author. I need to catch up reading some of her books. She is one great author. I LOVED this story. It is suspense us usual and you really glued into the story. It is so good from the first chapter to the last chapter. I am so excited to find out who is the killer. It is so mysterious. The story is sweet, funny and most of all full of twists and turns that you do not want to take a break from reading. I highly recommend all Ms. Lauren Carr's book. She is amazing and am a new fan. This book should more than 5 stars and you should grab a copy of yourself too. You will not be disappointed.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Lauren Carr in her new book, “Kill And Run” Book One in the Thorny Rose Mystery series published by Acorn Book Services gives us the first adventure with Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday. From the back cover: 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 Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to shift 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? Get ready to be introduced to a new detective team, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, and Jessica Faraday, heiress and daughter of multi-millionaire Mac Faraday. What makes this so special? Well it is a spin-off from the Mac Faraday Mystery series as Jessica is Mac’s daughter. And these two hit the ground running. First off there has been a massacre. Murph has, literally, nothing to go on and he want to solve this multiple homicide. Then he finds out there is a link to the death of his stepmother’s first husband who was a Homicide Detective. Murph and Jessica are very interesting characters and seem to leap off the page. “Kill And Run” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. Take the phone off the hook and make yourself a big bowl of popcorn because once you get started you will not want to put this book down until you actually finish. This is a great beginning to an interesting series and I am looking forward to more. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from IRead Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
CRS58 More than 1 year ago
Kill and Run is an interesting story that deals with sensitive issues of corruption in the military and in the political system. At first I found myself a bit overwhelmed with the abundance of characters – Murphy and Jessica and their extended families and pets – and subplots that were introduced in the first part of the book. As I got further into the story, the different personalities emerged and my confusion abated. Both of the female protagonists, Jessica and Cameron, are likeable, strong independent thinkers. Even the pets had distinct quirks. The antics of the four-or-more-legged characters added a great element of comic relief to the story. The tone of the narrative was for the most part light. The aspects of the story that dealt with Murphy’s investigation into the women’s murder lent the book the feel of a police procedural. At the same time, the Jessica’s efforts to investigate on her own and the closed world of the Officer’s wives’ club reminded me of a cozy mystery. I think the author did a great job of creating an intricate story and tying multiple subplots together. Overall, it was a very enjoyable read. As noted above, this is the first book in a new series that includes characters that appeared in another series by this author. That said, it can definitely be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. FTC Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book as part of this blog tour in the hopes that I would post a review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.