Monday, August 1, 2011

Book Review: It's Murder My Son by Lauren Carr

What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday’s life would end up being a new beginning. After a messy divorce hearing, the last person that Mac wanted to see was another lawyer. Yet, this lawyer wore the expression of a child bursting to tell his secret, which would reveal Mac as heir to undreamed of fortunes, and lead him to the birthplace of America’s Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.

Soon after she moves to her new lakefront home in Spencer, Maryland, multi-millionaire Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins stalking her. When Katrina is found strangled all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found.

Three months later the file on her murder is still open with only vague speculations from the local police department when Mac Faraday, sole heir to his unknown birth mother’s home and fortune, moves into the estate next door. Little does he know as he drives up to Spencer Manor that he is driving into a closed gate community that is hiding more suspicious deaths than his DC workload as a homicide detective. With the help of his late mother’s journal, this retired cop puts all his detective skills to work to pick up where the local investigators have left off to follow the clues to Katrina’s killer.

It's Murder My Son is a great murder mystery! The author, Lauren Carr, writes a smooth and engaging story that keeps you reading.  It's not an easy mystery that you can figure out in ten minutes, it's a novel that gets you thinking.

Mac Faraday is a great main character.  His life has turned upside down, first for the worst with his divorce and then for the better with his inheritance.  But does a low-key ex-detective know what to do with all that money?  It's fun going on the journey with him as he learns to adjust to his new home, new money, a new dog, and a new assistant.

The other characters are also well written.  Each one has his/her own quirks and there are lots of witty remarks tossed around to keep the subject of murder from getting too heavy.

This is definitely the book to read for any mystery lover.  Do not hesitate to snap this one up!  Also, she has the second book in the Mac Faraday series out already, Old Loves Die Hard.  I haven't read it yet, but will do so and have the review up in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned!

 *Disclaimer:  I received this book from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review.

 I give this book 4 Bookworms.

Paperback:  286 pages
Publisher:  CreateSpace (June 23, 2010)
ISBN-10:  1452819432
ISBN-13:  978-1452819433

Format:  Ebook
File Size:  433kb

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