The Last Thing She Said (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #3) by Lauren Carr {Book Review}

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The Last Thing She Said (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #3) by Lauren Carr {Book Review}“I’m working on the greatest mystery ever,” was the last thing noted mystery novelist Mercedes Livingston said to seven-year-old Chris Matheson before walking out of Hill House Hotel never to be seen again.

For decades, the writer’s fate remained a puzzling mystery until an autographed novel and a letter put a grown-up Chris Matheson on the trail of a cunning killer. With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris puts a flame to this cold case to uncover what had really happened that night Mercedes Livingston walked out of Hill House Hotel. Watch out! The clues are getting hot!

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“Too many twists and turns to easily share about this book. Nevertheless, Carr has pulled off another “hit” that kept me reading in one setting until the clues were so well together that the villain fell into our laps…or Chris’s, LOL Carr has put a lot into the book beyond the mysteries this time…Characters enjoyed chocotinis, visited book stores…and even blundered into getting engaged (the ring had been purchased 4 months ago)… But, for me, a special thank you for the political spoof at a time when politics at the national level is devastating, gave me a laugh and lightened the load of it all!” – Review by Glenda Bixler, Book Reader’s Heaven

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Another amazing mystery from Lauren, but I think I am getting better at solving her mysteries! {Keyword: maybe}

I loved that we got to put all of the characters together – first and foremost. We had Chris and his family, Robin Spencer, Mac and Archie, Joshua and Cameron – it was like a big reunion and I loved every second of it!

The book starts in the past with a glimpse into an event in Chris’ childhood that comes back to be a real life mystery for him and the Geezer Squad to solve. What we run into along the way is a lot of craziness! Not to mention, the issue of Helen’s ex-husband turning up and causing a ruckus too!

I loved the history behind the mystery and trying to figure out what was what after all these years and how people thought one thing but it was really something else.

I had an inkling on one suspect and knew we would find them as who they were and I was quite suspicious of the second suspect but Lauren’s books always keep me on my toes. Even when I have inklings, I could never prove how it came to be and let me tell you – I’m not sure my imagination could even keep up with the stories that come out these mysteries!

The Last Thing She Said was another amazing mystery read by Lauren and I cannot wait to keep reading more!

About the Author
Author-Lauren-CarrLauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Chris Matheson Cold Case, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

​A popular speaker, Lauren is also the owner of Acorn Book Service, the umbrella under which falls iRead Book Tours. She lives with her husband and two spoiled rotten German Shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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Read more from Lauren Carr:

Murder by Perfection
A Fine Year for Murder
Killer in the Band
The Murders At Astaire Castle

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