The Last Thing She Said (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #3) by Lauren Carr
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 386 pages
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: July 22, 2019
Formats available for purchase: paperback, ebook, audiobook (audible & itunes)
Tour dates: October 7 to November 15, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 (Lauren Carr’s books are murder mysteries, so there are murders involved. Occasionally, a murder will happen on stage. There is sexual content, but always behind closed doors. Some mild swearing (a hell or a damn few and far between). No F-bombs!
For decades, the writer’s fate remained a puzzling mystery until an autographed novel and a letter put a grown-up Chris Matheson on the trail of a cunning killer. With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris puts a flame to this cold case to uncover what had really happened that night Mercedes Livingston walked out of Hill House Hotel. Watch out! The clues are getting hot!
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I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I have read several of Lauren Carr’s book and this is my favorite one so far. Chris Matheson’s mom took him to see a famous author when he was 7 years old and the author and her husband disappeared that very night. They were never heard from again but now, many years later, new clues come to light. Chris and The Geezer Squad have to find out what happened!
There are a lot of suspects and a lot of twists before they are able to solve this case. They even get some assistance from the Faradays and the Thorntons (from two of Lauren’s other series) before they can bring things to a close.
Pets are always a part of Lauren Carr’s stories but this has to be my favorite adventure with Gnarly (Mac Faraday’s dog) and Sterling (Chris’s dog).
I definitely recommend The Last Thing She Said, and even though it’s the third book in the series, it does stand on its own. If it is your first Lauren Carr book, there are a lot of characters but she has a list at the beginning of the book that you can refer to if needed.
“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
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.