Behind the gated community in Spencer, Maryland, multi-millionaire Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. She thought her good looks and charm made her untouchable; but, for reasons unknown, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins terrorizing her and her home. When Katrina was found strangled in her lake house, all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found. Three months later the file on Katrina’s murder was still open with only vague speculations from the local police department.
In walks Mac Faraday, sole heir to his unknown birth mother’s home and fortune. Little does he know as he drives his new Dodge Viper up to Spencer Manor that he is driving into a closed gate community that is hiding more suspicious deaths than his DC workload as a homicide detective. With the help of his late mother’s journals and two newfound companions, this recently retired cop puts all his detective skills to work to pick up where the local police have left off to following clues to Katrina’s killer.
This is a fast-paced whodunit that keeps you guessing right to the end! I enjoyed the book because I liked the characters right from the start. Mac Faraday is trying to figure out his new life and happens to come across some murder cases that keep him occupied! I was happy for him that he had this case on his door step because I knew it was just what he needed to keep himself busy. And at that moment I realized how well I was connecting with the characters! That makes this a book that I must recommend to all mystery lovers!
About Lauren Carr: from http://mysterylady.net/Bio.html
Lauren Carr fell in love with mysteries when her mother read Perry Mason to her at bedtime. The first installment in the Joshua Thornton mysteries, A Small Case of Murder was a finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award. A Reunion to Die For was released in hardback in June 2007. Both of these books are in re-release.
Last year, the first installment of her new series, It’s Murder, My Son was released. The Mac Faraday Mysteries take place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, where Lauren and her family vacation. The second installment is entitled Old Loves Die Hard. Both are getting rave reviews from readers and reviewers.
The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing consultant, manager, editor, and interior layout designer, and marketer for independent authors.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made speaking appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions.
She lives with her husband, son, and two dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
To find out more about how to get a hold of this book and its follow up, Old Loves Die Hard, check out Lauren's website http://mysterylady.net/Home.html