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review 2019-11-20 16:55
Giveaway & Review – The Last Thing She Said by Lauren Carr @TheMysteryLadie @iReadBookTours
The Last Thing She Said - Lauren Carr

 


“Too many twists and turns to easily share about this book. Nevertheless, Carr has pulled off another “hit” that kept me reading in one setting until the clues were so well together that the villain fell into our laps…or Chris’s, LOL Carr has put a lot into the book beyond the mysteries this time…Characters enjoyed chocotinis, visited book stores…and even blundered into getting engaged (the ring had been purchased 4 months ago)… But, for me, a special thank you for the political spoof at a time when politics at the national level is devastating, gave me a laugh and lightened the load of it all!”Review by Glenda Bixler, Book Reader’s Heaven 

 

 

 

MY REVIEW

 

The Geezer Squad is back, along with the rest of the gang, and I am so happy to joining in the mystery, fun and lovin’ The family that solves a murder together, stays together. lol I am amped up, ready for some murder, mystery and laughs, with two and four legged characters combines.

 

Sometimes it is hard to write a review and this is one of those times. The words won’t seem to come, even though I loved The Last Thing She Said. There was lots of mystery and suspects, clues to follow, some lead to nowhere and others lead to more mystery.

I saw Shannon’s mystery coming and I’m eager for the investigation to begin. The Geezer Squad is called into action. They morphed from a book club to a cold case investigating team and they are very, very good at it. A bunch of retired law enforcement that hates to let the bad guy get away.

 

Sterling…well…what can I say about Sterling:

 

“Oh, what a beautiful German Shepherd!”…”And he’s wearing sunglasses!”

 

Lauren Carr’s descriptive writing brings all her characters and their worlds to life in vivid detail sometimes making me bust out in laughter, other times I am completely absorbed in the investigative details.

 

The whole Buttwrinkle thing had me LAUGHING OUT LOUD!

 

The past and present collide as the dead refuse to stay dead , and mysteries and suspects run riot through the pages. I love how Lauren Carr allows characters from her other series to make an appearance.

 

I went from curious to ticked off, to confused, to happy and laughing as I flipped through the pages, guessing and cyphering the clues.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Last Thing She Said by Lauren Carr.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars

 

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text 2019-10-22 21:22
He wore himself out

Moby likes to get in the car.  It's not easy for him, but he usually manages to hoist himself up and squeeze himself between/around the back seat to get into the back of the Blazer.  It's a 30 minute drive to the vet in Johnson Ranch, and Moby barks the whole way. 

 

He is a big dog.  He has a very big bark.

 

It doesn't do any good to yell at him because 1.) he pays no attention, and 2.) he's now almost totally deaf.

 

But, today he didn't bark hardly at all!

 

Moby doesn't like getting out of the car.  I always have to get one of the techs to help me with him.  Today, he at least got near the tailgate so I could push him the rest of the way from inside the car and the tech was able to then lift him down.

 

He walked very nicely through the parking lot and into the waiting room, where he promptly slid on the slippery tile and spread-eagled himself.  We got him up on his feet enough to walk to the scale, where he registered 80.5 pounds.  Then he collapsed on the scale and just lay there for ten minutes.

 

Without any help, he finally got up and walked over to the chairs, so I could sit down and he stood looking out the windows until we got called in for his appointment right on time.

 

They drew his blood for his regular tests and he didn't put up any fuss.  He got his vaccinations and didn't put up any fuss.  The doctor checked him all out, except she couldn't listen to his heart because he had finally had enough of this nonsense and just lay down again.  She had to make a sneak attack as we were walking out, because then he was standing up again.

 

His heart sounds good, she said, his pulse is strong, and his lungs are nice and clear.  His eyes are cloudy, but that's normal for a dog his age.  He's walking better than the last few times he's been there.  And everyone said he's in remarkably good shape for a big dog over 13 years old.

 

He was ready to get in the car when we left, and I only had to boost him a little.  As usual, he didn't bark at all on the way home.  But he didn't get all the way into the back of the car, so I had a real mess when we got home and it was time to figure out how to get him out.  He was wedged between the one upright back seat and the other one that was folded down.  I had to crawl in and extricate his back legs.

 

In the past, he has just sat there at that point, refusing to move in either direction.  The easiest way out is the tailgate, though that means lifting him.  He can get out the side door himself, but refuses to do so.

 

Today, however, he walked right to the tailgate and even though he's 80 pounds, I lifted him up and set him down and we were DONE!

 

Of course, the stress had worn him out.  He wouldn't even lift his head for a picture.

 

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review 2019-10-19 21:00
Lies Sleeping - Ben Aaronovitch
Lies Sleeping - Ben Aaronovitch

Disclaimer: there's not a lot of vampires in this, but a key element nonetheless. For some reason I'm really bent on sticking to my squares as they are, without transformations. Probably that will change.

 

So we get to see Peter Grant dealing with a very modern problem and I quite liked that. More Folly, more ghosts, more gods, more big bad, but really, don't much care. That last, I mean. I enjoyed it enormously for all the reasons I mentioned re Hanging Tree and I'm almost certain to keep reading as long as Aaronovitch keeps writing them. His cast is growing so huge that he could write easily feature other characters as leads, the way he does in the stories, and that would be fun, too.

 

Library copy

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review 2019-10-13 16:36
The Night Country - Stewart O'Nan
The Night Country - Stewart O'Nan

I would never have picked this up if it had this cover. Mine looks like this Which is at least very Halloweeny.

 

I get what O'Nan was doing, and I respect it. He was writing his own nostalgic look back at youth as shown in one moody Halloween. And yeah, Something Wicked This Way Comes is wonderfully moody. But rereading it last year I didn't love it as much as I thought I did. And my  biggest problem with it is also my biggest problem with this: so much nostalgia, so little of anything else.

 

Marco is telling us the story. He's one of several teens who died in a wreck on Halloween one year ago. Marco, Toe, and Danielle are ghosts. Tim survived in good physical shape but with an unbearable burden of guilt and loss. Kyle survived but lost his personality and his memories and many of his life skills. His mother has devoted this past year to his recovery and rehabilitation and is aware that he's never likely to be an independent adult. Brooks is the first officer on the scene and the wreck has ruined his life as well.

 

It's very stylish this story, but not very engaging. Read for

 

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review 2019-09-24 17:55
Giveaway & Review – The Root of Murder by Lauren Carr @TheMysteryLadie @iReadBookTours
The Root of Murder - Lauren Carr

Amazon / Audiobook / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Even though I have only read Book III, Killer in the Band, in the Lovers in Crime Mystery Series, I had no trouble reading Book IV, The Root of Murder. Lauren Carr’s books read as stand alones that have recurring characters.

 

The title and cover were aptly chosen, as the bases of the murder goes back to the beginning, or the root of the secret and all that comes after.

 

Of course, Lauren Carr has some fabulous characters, people, villains and fur babies, that crack me up with their antics.

 

Poppy. I am so happy to read her story. She’s a good person, dealt a bad hand, but nothing stops her from moving on. She will be a great addition to the Thornton family.

Poppy’s faith and belief in things working out the way they are meant to be makes for a heartwarming, uplifting romance.

 

Gulliver, Ollie & Charley are unique characters with big personalities, bringing plenty of smiles and chuckles to the story. Once you meet them, I don’t think you’ll forget them.

 

Irving and Admiral are great manipulators and good for some chuckles at their antics.

 

Two murders with a spin that increases the suspect pool. And, of course, all the things that need to be dealt with in the normal world.

 

Animals and people alike are great and I love visiting them all as their lives grow fuller, richer.

 

Well, another happy ever after filled with romance, murder and intrigue, friendship and family, suspense and mystery, and characterless that will filled my heart with uplifting moments and humor.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copyof The Root of Murder by Lauren Carr.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars
 
 

MY LAUREN CARR REVIEWS

 

 

  • You can see my Giveaways HERE.
  • You can see my Reviews HERE.
  • If you like what you see, why don’t you follow me?
  • Leave your link in the comments and I will drop by to see what’s shakin’.
  • I am an Amazon affiliate/product images are linked.
  • Thanks for visiting!

 

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