BOOK REVIEW + $75 Gift Card and Grannie Bellas Cookies GIVE AWAY - Winter Frost by Lauren Carr


As part of this book tour, I had the opportinity to read all four books.
Book Details:

Book Title: Winter Frost  (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #2) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult fiction,  332 pages
Genre:  Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:  January 22, 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!

"Filled with twists and turns, Winter Frost reads perfectly well as a stand-alone, although it is part of a series. The author creates tension and suspense throughout by keeping the reader guessing; she keeps readers engaged with well fleshed out characters and a dash of humor. Sterling, the retired German Shepherd police dog turned card shark, is a new favorite. As the story flows, the truth unfolds, layer by layer, leading to a satisfying conclusion.

"Winter Frost was an entertaining, at times humorous read with suspense, some surprises, and even cute animals in the mix." Review of Winter Frost by The iRead Review

Book Description:
It all started with a chance encounter in the city with Blair, his late wife.

Chris Matheson and the Geezer Squad, working under the guise of a book club, dig into the events surrounding his late wife’s supposed death halfway around the globe. A state department employee shoots himself in the back three times. A CIA operative goes missing. A woman is targeted by an international assassin three years after being declared dead in a terrorist attack overseas. 

Nothing is as it seems. 

In his most personal cold case, Chris fights to uncover why the state department told him that Blair, the mother of his children, had been killed when she was alive. What had she uncovered that has made her a target? Who terrified her so much that she had gone into hiding and why are they now after him?
I received an advance review audiobook for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Lauren Carr and iRead Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

Winter Frost is the second installment of Lauren Carr’s Chris Matheson Cold Case mystery series, and it did not disappoint! In this book, Chris, and the Geezer squad tackle Chris’s most personal cold case as they try to uncover why the state department told him his late wife and mother of his children is dead, when she’s not.

Under the guise of a book club, they dig into the details surrounding his wife’s death on the other side of the world. When a state department employee dies and a CIA agent goes missing, and his late wife targeted three years after her death. Nothing is as it seems.

I listened to this book as well. The narrator did an excellent job of bringing this story to life. The characters are eclectic, and their diversity brings depth to the story which allows me to completely immerse myself. I absolutely adore the Gezer Squad! Their antics had me laughing out loud as I read.

As I’ve said before, I love her writing style and ability to weave and intricate mysteries that immediately suck the reader in and doesn’t let go until the story ends. This series continues to be a delightful blend of family saga and mystery filled with twists and turns you won’t see coming. I highly recommend and can’t wait to listen to book 3!  

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Meet the Author:

Selling over half a million books worldwide, Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Thorny Rose, Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, and Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries—thirty titles across five fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor. 

The owner of Acorn Book Services and iRead Book Tours, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, and virtual book tour coordinator for independent authors.  

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. 

connect with the author: website ~ blog ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ twitter ~ pinterest

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  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review of WINTER FROST. I am glad that you enjoyed this Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery. I am certain your followers will enjoy it as well. Here's wishing each of your followers luck in the giveaway.


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