Audiobook Tour-The Thorny Rose Mysteries by Lauren Carr + Giveaway

Thank you, Lauren, for my review copy of Murder by Perfection, the third in The Thorny Rose Mystery Series by Lauren Carr. 

I’m thrilled to be part of the audiobook tour for iRead Book Tours.  Murder by Perfection is my first experience with the author and this series. I’ll be spotlighting and reviewing Book 4 in June.

Murder by Perfection by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

Series: Thorny Rose Mystery Series (Volume 3)
Print Length:  Adult fiction, 322 pages

Genre:  Murder Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services

Release date:  May 31, 2018
Running Time: 8 hours and 32 minutes
Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion) 

Book Blurb:

Beware: Perfection has a dark side! 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.

My Review:

A fast, fun, and satisfying romp with the Thornton group. It’s a suspense, mystery, thriller, and police procedural all rolled into one with the added benefit of the author’s inclusion of animals of various descriptions–not just a dog, although it would also be that, of course. Loved the humorous dialogue between characters in an engaging and very entertaining narrative with just the right amount of tension mounting clues and suspects.

There are multi-layers and threads to drive interest as well as character growth, and this appeared to be as much character-driven as solid mystery. The characters include an AI named Nigel, the first I’ve seen (or heard) in a mystery book who added additional dimension and plunked you in the household. With everything going on, the storyline never sags and the conclusion is neatly laid out so that any remaining questions are resolved.

I particularly enjoyed the narrator, Mike Alger. So many times, he added extra flavor to the audiobook with specific characterizations. I’m really looking forward to receiving audiobook Book 4, The Nutcracker Conspiracy. It’s going to be fun!

 

 

Buy the Book:

Audible ~ Amazon

Add to Goodreads

Enjoy these Thorny Rose Mysteries! 

Meet the Author:

Lauren 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.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram

Tour Schedule:
May 4 – Hall Ways Blog – series spotlight / giveaway
May 4 – She Just Loves Books – series spotlight / giveaway
May 4 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – series spotlight / giveaway
May 4 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Kill and Run / giveaway
May 4 – Michelle L. Bloodworth – Goodreads – audiobook review of Kill and Run
May 5 – Michelle L. Bloodworth – Goodreads – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder
May 6 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Kill and Run / giveaway
May 6 – Michelle L. Bloodworth – Goodreads – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection
May 7 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 8 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway
May 11 – Locks, Hooks and Books – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 11 – Jazzy Book Reviews – series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 11 – Merlot Et mots –series spotlight / giveaway
May 12 – Laura’s Interests – series spotlight / giveaway
May 12 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection / giveaway
May 13 – Bookish Quest – audiobook review of Kill and Run / giveaway
May 13 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Kill and Run / giveaway
May 13 – Lamon Reviews – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 14 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway
May 15 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – series spotlight
May 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 19 – Rosepoint Publishing – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection / giveaway
May 20 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
May 20 – Bookish Quest – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway
May 20 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway
May 21 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection
May 21 – La libreria di Beppe – series spotlight / giveaway
May 22 – fundinmental – series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 25 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Murder By Perfection / giveaway
May 25 – T’s Stuff – series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 26 – Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews – series spotlight / giveaway
May 27 – Bookish Quest – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection / giveaway
May  27 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection / giveaway
May 27 – Books for Books – series spotlight
May 28 – Bookish Quest – series spotlight / author interview/ giveaway
May 29 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – series spotlight / guest post
Jun 1 – Thoughts in Progress – series spotlight / giveaway
Jun 2 – Svetlana’s reads and views – series spotlight
Jun 2 – Kristin’s Novel Café – series spotlight
Jun 3 – Buried Under Books – series spotlight / giveaway
Jun 3 – Blooming with Books – series spotlight / giveaway
Jun 4 – Rosepoint Publishing – series spotlight / giveaway
Jun 4 –Splashes of Joy – series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jun 5 – The avid reader – series spotlight / giveaway
Giveaway
$50 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Lauren Carr, author of THE THORNY ROSE MYSTERIES

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Author: Rosepoint Publishing

I am the granddaughter of Patrick John "Stanley McShane" Rose whose books including "Cocos Island Treasure" I've recently published. My time is now spent in reading, reviewing, and writing bookish articles. I'm looking forward to sharing this social media odyssey with you!

6 thoughts on “Audiobook Tour-The Thorny Rose Mysteries by Lauren Carr + Giveaway”

  1. Thank you so much for the great review for MURDER BY PERFECTION. I am so glad you enjoyed this Thorny Rose Mystery. I am certain your followers will enjoy it as well. Here’s wishing each one luck in the giveaway.

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