Killer in the Band by Lauren Carr {Book Review}

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Killer in the Band by Lauren Carr {Book Review}Title: Killer in the Band
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Pages: 430

Summer of Love & Murder

Joshua’s eldest son, Joshua “J.J.” Thornton Jr., has graduated at the top of his class from law school and returns home to spend the summer studying for the bar exam. However, to Joshua’s and Cameron’s shock and dismay, J.J. moves into the main house at Russell Ridge Farm, the largest dairy farm in the Ohio Valley, to rekindle a romance with Suellen Russell, a onetime leader of a rock group who’s twice his age. Quickly, they learn that she has been keeping a deep dark secret.

The move brings long-buried tensions between the father and son to the surface. But when a brutal killer strikes, the Lovers in Crime must set all differences aside to solve the crime before J.J. ends up in the cross hairs of a murderer.

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my-review

I have to admit, this book was a little slow for me, but there were quite a few twists and turns that kept me reading. And when we all started to put the pieces together; I definitely felt like things sped up.

I have read a Lauren Carr book in past that introduced me to the characters so I was familiar with the main characters involved (Joshua, Cameron, and Izzy with mention of JJ and his siblings.)

There were a few different ‘mystery plots’ in the book. The re-opened cold case of a murder; the murder of a ranch hand’s wife; a teenager who appears out of nowhere; a mysterious horse handler; a murder that occurs in the midst of everything; a character with dementia; finding the members of the band; two more murders – a whole swarm of going on’s.

With all that is happening and all the characters in the book; it definitely put an interesting spin on trying to figure out who did what.

While I felt the story itself was slow, the mystery of it all was great and kept me sucked in trying to figure out who was guilty.

If you enjoy a good mystery, this will definitely be one that you enjoy!

About the Author
Lauren CarrLauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries. The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder will be released June 2016.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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