Aug 31, 2015

REVIEW of Three Days to Forever by Lauren Carr -- Blog Tour

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I like watching TV shows of the crime-suspense genre, but I was never a fan of it in print. So why did I give Three Days to Forever a shot? It's simple really; I just got curious is all. There's something about the book's blurb that made me wonder how good it is. I also noticed that this is the 9th installment in a series. It means this is a damn good saga for it to have this many parts. I wanted to see for myself so here I am right now sharing my review with all of you out there. 

Title: Three Days to Forever (Mac Faraday Mystery #9)
Author: Lauren Carr
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Fiction, Romance, Action
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Published by: Acorn Book Services
Source: Copy Given by Tour Organizer

SYNOPSIS:
In this latest Mac Faraday Mystery from best-selling mystery author Lauren Carr, readers will embark on a rollercoaster adventure with old friends (including the Lovers in Crime team of Prosecutor Joshua Thornton and Homicide Detective Cameron Gates), but also meet new ones as Mac Faraday’s daughter Jessica Faraday and Joshua Thornton’s son Murphy Thornton join the team in the race to get the love birds to the altar!
With three days left to the year, Deep Creek Lake is hopping with holiday vacationers and wedding guests pouring into the Spencer Inn for Mac Faraday and Archie Monday’s huge wedding ceremony which is being touted as the social event of the year.
But droopy flowers and guests who failed to RSVP are the least of Mac’s and Archie’s problems when a professional hit squad hits Spencer Manor to send the groom, Joshua Thornton, Archie’s mother, and Gnarly running for their lives.
 
With time running out to the big day, Mac Faraday and Spencer’s small police force have to sort through the clues to figure out not only who has been targeted for assassination, but also who is determined to stop everything … FOREVER!

REVIEW:
First things first, the title is very literal. Three Days to Forever because the story basically revolves in the three days before Mac and Archie's wedding. I should note that I find the woman's name kind of...unappealing. Every time the name is mentioned in the book, I picture a 17-year old boy with orange hair and freckles. Going back to the actual story... I have read dozens of action-packed books before but I'm not sure if any one of them can measure up to what this story offers. Too much went on in the span of three days and I got exhausted just by reading it! Imagine what the characters felt. 

By the way, I totally appreciate the character list that is found on the first few pages. Readers who haven't had the chance to read the previous installments won't feel left out because of it. So if you're hesitant about getting into this book for this reason, don't be. Speaking of the characters, I liked how everyone's lives are connected one way or another. It makes the story easier to understand and digest. 


Three Days to Forever is a book best-appreciated by readers who like being thrown around a bit. The story holds a lot of twists, action-packed doesn't even begin to cover it, and the book as a whole is well written. 
I give it 4 stars, and I might just get the first 8 parts in the series.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Open Season for Murder is the tenth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.

In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.


Three Days to Forever introduced Lauren Carr’s latest series detectives, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday in the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Look for Kill and Run, the first instalment in this series, to be released September 1, 2015.


The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. Visit Acorn Book Services’ website for more information.


Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.


She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.


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GIVEAWAY!!
1. Win an ebook copy of Kill and Run with a $15 Amazon gift card (open internationally - 5 winners)

2. Win a print copy of Kill and Run (USA only - 4 winners)
3. Win a print copy of both Three Days to Forever and Kill and Run with a $25 Amazon gift card (USA only)



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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Booksnake! I am so glad and honored that you enjoyed THREE DAYS TO FOREVER! Thank you so much for hosting me on the KILL AND RUN tour! See you next time!

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  2. I'm intrigued by the blurb and your review has me even more interested in checking out this book as well as the entire series - thanks for sharing!

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