CRIMES PAST -- A Mac Faraday Mystery (Volume 13) by Lauren Carr ***A Brandy's Book Nook Review -- Giveaway***

Crimes Past by Lauren Carr

A Mac Faraday Mystery (Volume 13)

by Lauren Carr

Category: Adult fiction, 322 pages
Genre: Murder Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: October 16, 2018
Tour dates: May 1 - June 28, 2019
Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion)

It’s a bittersweet reunion for Mac Faraday when members of his former homicide squad arrive at the Spencer Inn. While it is sweet to attend the wedding of a former colleague’s daughter, it is a bitter reminder that the mother of the bride had been the victim of a double homicide on her own wedding night.

The brutal slaying weighing heavy on his mind, Mac is anxious to explore every possibility for a break in the cold case—even a suggestion from disgraced former detective Louis Gannon that one of their former friends was the killer.

When the investigator is brutally slain, Mac Faraday rips open the cold case with a ruthless determination to reveal which of his friends was a cold-blooded murderer.

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Brandy's Review

Crimes Past



This story is interesting for sure. I listened to this on audio and the narrator is excellent. There is the main story about the two cops that are killed on their wedding day, and then there is a second murder that gets stumbled upon. There is a lot of players in this story as the cops are killed on their wedding day and the reception is packed with cops. Cops with secrets. You do need to pay a bit of attention to keep track of all the players and all the lies that start to come out. Justice is a long time coming and boy is it a twisted path. There are plenty of lies that partners will tell to protect each other and their personal lives.

The second case involves a nasty neighbor that has it out for dogs and a bad history. I will admit I got a chuckle when the two cases briefly crossed paths. The dogs are a hoot and help blow the case wide open. 

There are some hints of naughty but no explicit details. In all its a twisted tale that will keep you guessing even after confessions have been uttered. My only real complaint was trying to keep track of everything and everybody.

Meet 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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  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review for CRIMES PAST. I am so glad you enjoyed this twisted mystery. I'm sure your followers will enjoy it as well. Here's wishing each of your followers luck in the giveaway.

  2. Awesome review, sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.


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