Winter Frost (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery Book 2) by Lauren Carr -- A Brandy's Book Nook Review ***Spotlight -- Review -- Giveaway***

A Brandy's Book Nook Review

Winter Frost (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery Book 2)

 by Lauren Carr

Category: Adult fiction, 290 pages
Genre: Mystery, Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, Cozy
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: January 28, 2019
Tour dates: May 1 - June 28, 2019

Content Rating: PG (It's a murder mystery and there is mild violence. Very mild swearing no F-bombs. No on-stage sex scenes.)

It all started with a chance encounter in the city with Blair, his late wife.

Chris Matheson and the Geezer Squad, working under the guise of a book club, dig into the events surrounding his late wife’s supposed death halfway around the globe. A state department employee shoots himself in the back three times. A CIA operative goes missing. A woman is targeted by an international assassin three years after being declared dead in a terrorist attack overseas.

Nothing is as it seems.

In his most personal cold case, Chris fights to uncover why the state department told him that Blair, the mother of his children, had been killed when she was alive. What had she uncovered that has made her a target? Who terrified her so much that she had gone into hiding and why are they now after him?

To read reviews, please visit Lauren Carr's page on iRead Book Tours.

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This book has lots of action. It starts with a bang and keeps going. Chris’s dead wife is back, but not for long as she is the target of an assassin because she found out some nasty secrets. It’s up to Chris to try to figure out what happened and why Blair hid for so long. Blair was good at hiding, and even her best friend didn’t know what was going on. Some things you think you have all put together, but then comes a subtle little twist that puts a whole different perspective on things.

The narrator is awesome. There are several characters, and he is great at giving them individuality and keeping it from being confusing when switching characters. I also enjoyed the unusual pets and situations with the pets when Chris’s mom gets involved. Did not see some of that coming. Loved the character of Chris’s mom. She’s a hoot.

In all a good mystery that will keep you wondering if you have it exactly right or if you missed something. There is a bit of violence and no adult content.

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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