About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Root of Murder by Lauren Carr: Review Tour & Giveaway




ABOUT THE BOOK
Homicide Detective Cameron Gates learned long ago that there is no such thing as a typical murder case. Each mystery is special in its own right—especially for the family of the victim.The homicide of a successful executive, husband, and father seems open and shut when the murder weapon is found in his estranged son-in-law’s possession. The circumstantial evidence is so damning that when her step-son, J.J. Thornton, agrees to act as the defendant’s public defender, he assumes his first murder case will be a loss. Only the report of a missing husband proves that this case is not as open and shut as it seems. Strap on your seat belts for a wild ride in this mystery rooted in decades of deception that sprouts into murder.
MY THOUGHTS.....
In the first few pages of The Root of Murder, a body has been found burning in a field and an investigation soon begins. Homicide detective Cameron Gates, her lawyer husband Joshua Thornton, and her step-son J.J. Thorton all becomed involved in this case that eventually points to the deaths of two men and uncovers a friendship between two young women that borders on obsession for one of them. There are many questions and many intense moments but they are buffered with the mention of family time, a wedding being planned, and some humor that adds lightness to this story.

Since this is the fourth book in the Lovers in Crime series, it is very helpful to know a little about all of the people mentioned in the previous books and I appreciate that Carr included a list of characters at the beginning. She also succeeded in keeping me searching for clues, letting me believe that I had solved the mystery, and then showing me just how wrong I was---exactly what a good mystery should do!

This is my first Lauren Carr book and I have enjoyed discovering her talent. I will certainly be adding more of her books to my TBR list.

I received a complimentary copy from the author but a positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Lovers in Crime Mysteries




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

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

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram
BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

Sept 9 -  Rockin Book Reviews - review of The Root of Murder / guest post / 
  Lovers in Crime series spotlight / giveaway
Sept 9 - Working Mommy Journal - review The Root of Murder / giveaway
Sept 10 - Life as Leels - review of Dead on Ice
Sept 11 -
 My Reading Journeys - audiobook review of Dead on Ice / giveaway
Sept 11 -
 Hall Ways Blog - audiobook review of Real Murder / giveaway
Sept 11 - Literary Flits - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Sept 12 - Elizabeth McKenna - Author - book spotlight / giveaway
Sept 12 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Killer in the Band (audible) / giveaway
Sept 12 - A Fountain of Books - audiobook review Dead on Ice

Sept 13 - Words and Peace - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sept 16 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Dead on Ice / giveaway
Sept 16 - Amy’s Booket List - review of Dead on Ice / giveaway
​Sept 16 -
 Working Mommy Journal - review of Real Murder / giveaway
Sept 17 - Hall Ways Blog - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Sept 17 -  Laura’s Interests - audiobook review of Dead on Ice / giveaway
Sept 18 - Literary Flits - review of Killer in the Band / giveaway 
Sept 18 - Read and Review - book spotlight / guest post
Sept 18 - Sefina Hawke's Books - audiobook review of The Root of Murder / series spotlight
Sept 19 - #Redhead.with.Book - Lovers in Crime Series book spotlight / giveaway
Sept 19 - Life as Leels - review of Real Murder
Sept 20 - Locks, Hooks, and Books - audiobook review of Dead on Ice / giveaway
Sept 20 - Nighttime Reading Center - audiobook review of Real Murder / giveaway

Sept 23 - Amy’s Booket List - review of Real Murder / giveaway
Sept 23 - Christa Reads and Writes - review of The Root of Murder / series spotlight  / giveaway
Sept 24 - Fundinmental - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Sept 25  Laura’s Interests - review of Real Murder / giveaway
Sept 26 - Library of Clean Reads - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Sept 26 - FUONLYKNEW - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Sept 26 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review of The Root of Murder
Sept 26 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - book spotlight / guest post 

Sept 27 - Locks, Hooks, and Books - review of Real Murder / giveaway
Sept 30 - Amy’s Booket List - review of Killer in the Band / giveaway
Sept 30 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Real Murder / giveaway
Sept 30 - Life as Leels - review of The Root of Murder
Sept 30 - 
Older & Smarter? - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 1 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Dead on Ice / giveaway
Oct 1 - Dab of Darkness - review of Real Murder / giveaway
Oct 2 - Literary Flits - review of Real Murder
Oct 3 - Books for Books - review of Dead on Ice / giveaway
Oct 3 -  My Reading Journeys - review of Real Murder / giveaway
Oct 4 - Locks, Hooks, and Books - review of Killer in the Band / giveaway
Oct 4 -
 Cuzinlogic - series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 7 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Real Murder / giveaway
Oct 7 - 
Amy's Booket List - review The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 8 -  A Fountain of Books - review of Killer in the Band
Oct 9 - Kristin’s Novel Cafe - review of The Root of Murder
Oct 9 -
 To Thine Own Shelf - series spotlight / guest post
Oct 10 - Books for Books - review of Real Murder  / giveaway
Oct 10 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Killer in the Band / giveaway
Oct 10 - Locks, Hooks, and Books - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 11 - Pause for Tales - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 14 - Celtic Lady’s Reviews - Lovers in Crime series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 14 -  My Reading Journeys - review of The Root of Murder / guest post / giveaway
Oct 15 - Dab of Darkness - review of Killer in the Band / giveaway
Oct 15 - Bound 4 Escape - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 16 - A Fountain of Books - review of The Root of Murder / author interview
Oct 16 - Buried Under Books - review of Dead on Ice / review of Real Murder / giveaway

Oct 17 - Books for Books - review of Killer in the Band / giveaway
Oct 18 - B for Bookreview - Lovers in Crime series book spotlight / author interview
Oct 21- 
Nighttime Reading Center - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 21 - Laura’s Interests - review of The Root of Murder / guest post / giveaway
Oct 21 - T's Stuff - audiobook review of The Root of Murder / giveaway

Oct 22 - Dab of Darkness - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 22 - Books Are Love - review of Dead on Ice / giveaway
Oct 23 - Books Are Love - review of Real Murder / giveaway
Oct 23 - Books for Books - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 24 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of The Root of Murder / series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 24 - Books Are Love - review of Killer in the Band / giveaway
Oct 24 - Buried Under Books - review of Killer in the Band / review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
​Oct 25 - Jypsylynn  - review of The Root of Murder

Oct 25 - Adventurous Jessy - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 25 - Books Are Love - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
Oct 25 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of The Root of Murder / giveaway
TBD - The Quirky Romantic - review of The Root of Murder / author interview / giveaway
TBD - 
 A Fountain of Books - review of Real Murder 

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ENTER to win a $50 Amazon gift card courtesy of Lauren Carr, author of the Lovers in Crime Mysteries.

1 comment:

  1. thank you so much for the great review of THE ROOT OF MURDER. I am thrilled that you have added my mysteries to your TBR list. here's wishing each of your followers luck in the giveawway for the Amazon Gift Card.

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