Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Book Review: Old Loves Die Hard (Mac Faraday Mystery #2) by Lauren Carr





Old Loves Die Hard…and in the worst places. In Old Loves Die Hard, Lauren Carr continues the rags-to-riches story of Mac Faraday, an underpaid homicide detective who inherits two-hundred-and-seventy million dollars and an estate on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, from his birth mother on the day his divorce becomes final. Mac is settling nicely into his new life at Spencer Manor when his ex-wife Christine shows up—and she wants him back! Before Mac can send her packing, Christine and her estranged lover are murdered in Mac’s private penthouse suite at the Spencer Inn, the five-star resort built by his ancestors. The investigation leads to the discovery of cases files for some of Mac’s murder cases in the room of the man responsible for destroying his marriage. Why would his ex-wife’s lover come to Spencer to dig into Mac’s old cases? With the help of his new friends on Deep Creek Lake, Mac must use all of his detective skills to clear his name and the Spencer Inn’s reputation, before its five-stars—and more bodies—start dropping!


Old Loves Die Hard is the second book in Lauren Carr's Mac Faraday series.  I reviewed the first book earlier - It's Murder My Son.  Well, the second book is at least as good as the first!  Mac's ex-wife comes shows up, wreaking havoc on the new life he's made in Deep Creek Lake; her death only increases the confusion.

Carr continues to write interesting characters.  Some you want to get to know, some you probably don't.  She keeps the plot twisting and turning so guessing the bad guy is quite a challenge.  Mac's wry humor adds just the right seasoning to make a well-rounded mystery.

You don't have to read the books in order, they read well as stand-alones.  However, I recommend it.  Once you read either one of them, you'll want to read the other, so just get them both and clear your weekend!

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


 I give this book 4 Bookworms.




Paperback:  250 pages
Publisher:  CreateSpace (April 26, 2011)
ISBN-10:  1460935136
ISBN-13:  978-1460935132

Ebook:  315 kb
ASIN:  B004XTTVM2

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