Lauren Carr

International Best-Selling Mystery Author 

Mac Faraday Mysteries, Lovers in Crime Mysteries, The Thorny Rose Mysteries, and Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries 

Will This Case Spell the End of the Thorny Rose Couple?


After ten months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect … except in the middle of the night when, in darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica’s past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.


When investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells the couple about her latest case, known as the Pine Bridge Massacre, they realize Jessica may have witnessed the murder of a family living near a winery owned by distant relatives she was visiting and suppressed the memory.
Determined to uncover the truth and find justice for the murder victims, Jessica and Murphy return to the scene of the crime with Dallas Walker, a spunky bull-headed Texan. Can this family reunion bring closure for a community touched by tragedy or will this prickly get-together bring an end to the Thorny Rose couple?


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"Mysteries, murder, danger, and memories that ​threaten their lives keeps the action and suspense at a high level and even when the answers are found, it left me wanting more." 

Review by Sherry Fundin of Fundinmental

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"Lauren Carr has yet gone it again with another great mystery. I am so loving this series and can't wait for more. I know have to read more of Lauren's books. She is a very talented writer." - Review by Stacey Schneller of Books, Dreams, Life. 


"Mysteries, murder, danger, and memories that threaten their lives keeps the action and suspense at a high level and even when the answers are found, it left me wanting more." - Review by Sherry Fundin of Fundinmental


"Murder, corruption, embezzlement, family drama, fraud, and ghosts. How much more can you pack into one story? ... I found myself alternately laughing and hanging on the edge of my seat." Review by Michelle deGuzman of For Life After


"This book is not only a winner from author Lauren Carr but her most suspenseful, twisty and multi-layered entry so far! I thought I had it all figured out, and most of my suppositions were correct, but there was so much more going on and even more revelations to be made. Enjoy!" - Review by Deborah Burroughs.