Kill and Run Book Review
In Kill and Run, five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.
About Kill and Run
Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.
Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.
The case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.
In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?
This has to be by far my favourite book from Lauren. In this novel, we have several murders that don’t seem to have any connection to each other. But slowly as the novel evolves, we learn that there may be more to these murders than previously thought and the depth of lies is unbelievable.
The plot line is incredible and well developed. Lauren put a lot of thought and effort into this novel and you can tell from the many layers of this story. As the story develops, you are left at times in a state of shock and even anger. The story is set in the background of the military and this is where the corruption lies. When you realize the extent of the corruption and hidden secrets, you find yourself even getting angry and praying Lieutenant Murphy uncovers it all and reveals the truth. Lieutenant Murphy takes on his first case in this story and he does an amazing job and Jessica even finds herself caught up in the action! By the middle of the book you don’t want to put the novel down. The ending blows your mind – it was not what I was expecting but it fit the novel perfectly.
Kill and Run is a definite must read. The plot is well developed and will have you reading long into the night. The characters are the same ones that you have fallen in love with before and the plot ties in their past into the story in an extremely interesting manner. I loved every moment of this story.
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!
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, 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, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.