Review: Shades of Murder

Shades of Murder
Shades of Murder by Lauren Carr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in the series and I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was very easy to follow along, I didn’t even notice that this was a series until I finished the book. I received the audio version of the book, I loved the voices and personality the narrator throws in the mix. Narrators like this one, gets more readers interested in audio books. My daughter hates reading and on our commute to school, she loved hearing about Gnarly and the trouble he was up to.

I loved this book and was disappointed when it ended, (spoiler) I was pleasantly surprised that it had a series! I just knew there was more to these characters. I loved the cheesy lines from the senior officer! Mack and David, I believe there is more to their story and I really can’t wait to find more out about them.

Alright, I guess I will get to the story, that’s why you’re reading my review right?

There are two murders in two different towns, is it possible for the same person to die twice? Something don’t seem right to the officers/detectives and it is a strange coincidence that two cold cases are opened at the same time. You will love this book for it comedic quirks and suspenseful story line and you will be hooked! Don’t let this book slip through your fingers!

Book Blurb:
Question: What do you get the man with everything?

Answer: When that man is the heir of the late mystery writer Robin Spencer, retired homicide detective Mac Faraday, you get him cold case to solve.

In Shades of Murder, Mac Faraday is once again the heir to an unbelievable fortune. This time the benefactor is a stolen art collector. But this isn’t just any stolen work-of-art—it’s a masterpiece with a murder attached to it.

Ilysa Ramsay was in the midst of taking the art world by storm with her artistic genius. Hours after unveiling her latest masterpiece—she is found dead in her Deep Creek Lake studio—and her painting is nowhere to be found.

Almost a decade later, the long lost Ilysa Ramsay masterpiece has found its way into Mac Faraday’s hands and he can’t resist the urge to delve into the case.

A world away, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; former JAG lawyer Joshua Thornton agrees to do a favor for the last person he would ever expect to do a favor—a convicted serial killer.

The Favor: Solve the one murder wrongly attributed to him.

Joshua finds an unexpected ally in Cameron Gates, a spunky detective who has reason to believe the young woman known to the media only as Jane Doe, Victim Number Four, was the victim of a copycat. Together, Joshua and Cameron set out to light a flame under the cold case only to find that someone behind the scenes wants the case to remain cold, and is willing to kill to keep it that way.

Little do these detectives know that the paths of their respective cases are on a collision course when they follow the clues to bring them together in a showdown with a killer who’s got a talent for murder!

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Comments 2

  • Thank you so much for the 5-Stars for SHADES OF MURDER! I am certain your followers will enjoy this Mac Faraday mysteries as well! I look forward to meeting them on the Lauren Carr Audiobook-a-palooza blog tour!

  • Thank you so much, Chief Spammer, for the fabulous review of SHADES OF MURDER! I am so glad you enjoyed it and am certain your followers will enjoy this Mac Faraday Mystery as well.

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