Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Last Thing She Said by Lauren Carr (Review and Giveaway!)

The Last Thing She Said (catchy title!) is the third book in the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery series that I love. Check out my review and enter the giveaway for a $50 Amazon GC!

Book Details:

Book Title: The Last Thing She Said (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #3) by Lauren Carr
Category: Adult Fiction 386 pages
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: July 22, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 (Lauren Carr's books are murder mysteries, so there are murders involved. Occasionally, a murder will happen on stage. There is sexual content, but always behind closed doors. Some mild swearing (a hell or a damn few and far between). No F-bombs!

Book Description:

“I’m working on the greatest mystery ever,” was the last thing noted mystery novelist Mercedes Livingston said to seven-year-old Chris Matheson before walking out of Hill House Hotel never to be seen again.

For decades, the writer’s fate remained a puzzling mystery until an autographed novel and a letter put a grown-up Chris Matheson on the trail of a cunning killer. With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris puts a flame to this cold case to uncover what had really happened that night Mercedes Livingston walked out of Hill House Hotel. Watch out! The clues are getting hot!

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

The Last Thing She Said (catchy title!) is the third book in the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery series that I love. It seems that each book is better than the last. In this installment, we even have appearances from beloved characters of the other three series, including Mac Faraday with Archie Monday and the famous Gnarly, now mayor of Spencer. The scenes with him were just hilarious.

What made this book kinda special is that it's the cold case of a best-selling author who disappeared forty years ago. Chris was just seven years old when it happened and he was at the conference where that author was seen for the last time. What a clever plot this storyline had! Honestly, Lauren Carr has such a creative mind, an imagination that makes every book unique, and yet has her familiar writing style with twists and turns peppered with humor and animal characters as strong as her human ones. I loved the addition of Chompers. And that last scene with Traveler, Chris' horse, was quite touching.

The Geezer Squad is at it again, putting their years of experience to good use. And Chris takes his relationship with Helen to a new level. I'm still warming up to her. She's a bit too sarcastic for my taste and she doesn't stand out like Carr's other female love interests. I can easily name the traits of all the other main female characters that make them stand out but with Helen, I'm still not sure. I guess it would be that she's a great mom.

So this one is another winner, not just in this series but as the latest in Carr's literary work. I can't wait to read her next novel and revisit characters that seem so real to me I feel like they're my friends. Recommended to all mystery and animal lovers.

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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

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  1. Thank you so much for the insightful and wonderful review of THE LAST THING SHE SAID. I am thrilled that you and your readers so enjoy my mysteries. Here's wishing each one luck in the giveaway!

  2. congrats on the new release lauren. i will be sharing this one too. i love all your work
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. I enjoy this series, so glad you liked this installment. I am adding it to my list!


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