My second book, A Reunion to Die For
was released this past June by Five Star Mystery.
Reviews from book critics have praised A Reunion to Die For
, and my detective Joshua Thornton, a widowed father of five. Beth Cummings of Armchair Interviews says, “Carr takes us on an enjoyable journey into the working and private life of Joshua Thornton.” Amazon.com’s Number One Top Reviewer, Harriet Klausner calls Joshua Thornton “a delightful protagonist who struggles with a difficult case already personal made even harder when he becomes the prime suspect.” Robin Lee of Romance Reviews Today says, “A Reunion to Die For
is a tightly written mystery with enormous suspense and appeal. Joshua is a wonderful series character, and I enjoyed reading about him and his murder cases… Author Lauren Carr writes with a flair that will not only keep you reading but also make you glad you didn't graduate with this class.” Another top-50 Amazon reviewer, Daniel Jolley says of Lauren Carr’s ability to web a mystery, “her story-telling prowess makes it hard to put the book down at all, and she has the amazing ability to bring even minor characters to memorable life. Most impressively of all, every aspect of the mystery makes sense in the end - Carr doesn't leave any rocks unturned or loose ends dangling after the fact - nor do any facets of the truth feel contrived in any way. You can't say that about many a mystery writer these days - as far as I'm concerned, Lauren Carr is one of the best out there right now.”
In A Reunion to Die For
, Hancock County’s newly elected Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton is a man of integrity with a determined sense of justice. When seemingly innocent cheerleader Grace Henderson is murdered, Josh’s memories fly back to high school and to the freakishly similar way his dear friend Tricia Wheeler had committed suicide. Re-opening the investigation into Tricia’s death while simultaneously conducting Grace’s, Thornton must use every ounce of his integrity, ingenuity, and tight circle of close friends while he scrambles to solve the two murders that have nearly everyone around him becoming either suspect or victim… including himself!
Since June I have been balancing my family life, editing my third book, and promoting my second book. What a life!