Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review of Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past
Written by Lauren Carr   

Reviewed by R. Murry

Within a few chapters of this snappy moving mystery, there are more dead bodies than the town of Spencer, Maryland, has body bags to fill.

The plots are many, but the solutions are simple if you are one Mac Faraday. His epiphanies, woven into this multilevel crime wave of a small resort town, will keep you awake for this good read. Even his dog Gnarly gets into the act by being his dominating lovable self.

Ms. Carr’s main character is in the middle of a Blast from the Past of others: the woman he is love with, the owner of a local restaurant, and two couples he never met before.

What crimes have they committed in the past? None, but all the action comes from their history because they came in contact with the wrong people at one time – the ones with the broken noses - the mob.

Mac’s and his half-brother’s investigative abilities outshine that of the U.S. Marshals and the FBI.  Mac’s half-brother is the local chief of police and Mac is helping him solve what seems to be a mess of a situation – dead bodies with few clues to follow.

Lauren’s presentation of these situations keeps the reader’s attention. The clues are there. I had to read some areas twice, but they are there.  And it was fun trying to keep ahead of Mac, Gnarly, and all the other crime fighters trying to solve these mysteries.

I can see why @TheMysteryLadie has a good following.  I’m putting her next book on my BTR list.  You should too after reading this one.

The links to Lauren Carr’s books and her other endeavors are listed in her below:

All of my books are available in both print and e-book. The e-book versions are only 99 cents each.
You can start by visiting my author page on Amazon: 

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  1. Thank you, Roy! So glad you enjoyed Blast from the Past! I'm sure your followers will enjoy it too.

  2. Lauren, your book sounds so good! Congrats! Best wishes!