About the Book
Book Title: Murder by Perfection by Lauren Carr
Series: Thorny Rose Mystery Series (Volume 3)
Genre: Murder Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: Aug 28, 2018
Narrator: Mike Alger
Length: 8 hours, 32 minutes, unabridged
Tour dates: Oct 8 to Nov 2, 2018
Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion)
Perfection can be a fatal endeavor.
Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a couple’s gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by Chef Natalie Stepford―the model of perfection in looks, home, and business.
When Natalie ends up dead and Murphy goes missing, the Thorny Rose detectives must peel back the layers of Natalie Stepford’s life to discover that the pursuit of perfection can be deadly.
Book Review from Amy Booksy
Originally posted on Locks, Hooks, and Books by Amy. Reposted with permission.
Murder by Perfection is the first introduction for me to Lauren Carr’s writing. And it is, also, the third installment from the Thorny Rose Mysteries series. I feel this book can be read as a stand alone as I did not feel as though I was missing any information that may have been addressed in the previous books.
In Murder by Perfection, I was introduced to a cute couple, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday, who struggle to find time together and far away from work responsibilities. Just when they finally make plans for a night on the town alone, work gets in the way one more time. Their night on the town turns in to a couple’s gourmet cooking class with Natalie Stepford. Situations quickly take a turn when Natalie is dead and Murphy disappears. I found the plot to be fast paced and at times some laugh out loud humor. The suspense and mystery made me want to know what was going to happen next and guessing the unpredictable “who done it” question. There are some twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the excitement, action, and adventure involved.
I am giving Murder by Perfection a well deserved five plus stars. I would love to go back and read the previous books from the Thorny Rose Mysteries series.
As well as, any other books written by Lauren Carr. I will definitely be looking for more by her in the future.
I highly recommend Murder by Perfection.
I received this book from the author. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
About Amy from Locks, Hooks, and Books
I am an avid reader that read just about any genre, but prefer historical fiction the most. I read thirty books or more every month. I am a mother of a precious little girl and her active younger brother. I enjoy doing variety of needle arts and crafts, including cross stitching, quilting, and, especially, locker hooking.
About the Author
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.
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.
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 three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
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