• Shadow of Murder

  • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 14
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: Mike Alger
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You can't move to the next chapter of your life without tying up loose ends in the previous.

True crime blogger Erica Hart starts a new chapter in her life with a bang when a dark shadow darts into the mountain road to send her SUV off a cliff and to the bottom of Deep Creek Lake. Spencer’s newest addition to the police force Dusty O’Meara assumes it was a bear. Erica is not so sure.

Soon afterwards, contractors discover Konnor Langston’s body at the bottom of an abandoned swimming pool at the new summer home of Mac Faraday’s son.

With Police Chief David O’Callaghan away on paternity leave, Deputy Chief Dusty O’Meara must lead the investigation in his first murder case since moving to Spencer. Not only does Dusty have to work under the shadow of the legendary Mac Faraday but he also has to match wits with Erica, who is determined to find justice for Konnor, her childhood friend.

Mac isn’t so difficult. Even Gnarly, the town’s canine mayor, is manageable if his authority is well-respected and he is kept entertained.

Erica Hart, Dusty finds, is more of a challenge. It wouldn’t be so difficult if she wasn’t so irresistible.

©2022 Terri Lynn Zaleski (P)2022 Terri Lynn Zaleski

Critic Reviews

"If you are looking to start a great murder mystery series, look no further. I can see why Carr has a loyal fan base that eagerly await her next novels. I know that I can always expect a diversity of characters, murder cases, and lovable pets in any of her series. These are fun books to escape with and are sure to please die-hard mystery fans." (Laura Fabiani, Library of Clean Reads)

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another book w/striking details, awesome thrills

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Shadow of Murder by Lauren Carr is another book in the Mac Faraday Series. It is Book Number Fourteen in fact. Once you read one if Lauren’s cozy stories you gotta come back for more. As with all of the Faraday series, Shadow of Murder is filled with entertaining yet somewhat strange characters at times. And always my favorite is Gnarly, the interesting and smart K-9 belonging to Mac Faraday. I enjoyed yet another investigation with these guys and Gnarly, and look forward for more. If you love a good cozy mystery, try Shadow of Murder, you might love it as others do.

I so much enjoyed listening to the audio version of this book, though I’ll give a shout out for it’s unbelievable 17 hours long. But it’s a fun book full of so many twists and turns you head will be spinning as you try to figure out where the author is going with this new twist.

Mike Alger does another wonderful job with the narration. His voice is pleasant and I didn’t get tired of listening to him at all. I encourage you to pick up a copy of this audiobook and listen for yourself. Not use to listening to books? I wasn’t either but the more I listen to them the more I like it. Give this one a try. I think you will enjoy it.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Another Mac Faraday winner from Lauren Carr

Shadow of Murder is book fourteen of the Mac Faraday series from Lauren Carr.

This series just keeps getting better and better. Someday soon, I need to read them all in order.

I read the audiobook version of this tale and it was wonderful. The character representation and voice work of the narrator, Mike Alger fits perfectly for this story.

Lauren Carr weaves storylines together like no other author I’ve read. With a plethora of characters included in this tale, Mac and Gnarley are still my favorites. I did enjoy the newest residents of the town and the way they interacted with long-time faves.

There are many twists and turns throughout the story. I have to admit, I was a little surprised by most of them. This entry in the Mac Faraday series feels a bit darker but nevertheless, it’s still typical Lauren Carr gripping fiction.

I can’t wait to read the next in the series.

I received a digital download of the audiobook for a book blog tour. This review is my honest, unbiased opinion.

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Shadow of Murder (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 14) by Lauren Carr was amazing! I can not believe that this series already has 14 books in it and that I have read them all! While it is truly hard to pick a favorite I have to say that this one is probably my favorite (so far). I liked seeing Deputy Chief Dusty O’Meara as the lead of the murder, especially since it was his first one to solve. I really liked the way he interacted with the different characters like Mac and Gnarly as well as the addition of blogger Erica Hart.

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Murder Case with a Twist

I love the fact that mysteries are going on throughout the book. I enjoy that Erica and her friends seem to need to help the new local deputy chief. David gets some time with his wife and newborn. I recall David meeting a woman and a little boy I thought was introduced to him as his son?

Mac is pulled into a Chao once he returns from Europe with Archie. His son Tristain brings to life the disappearance of a missing person, a woman named Konnor Langston. Why did she disappear? It goes on from there. There are many mysteries and curses and stories of witches as the book goes on. I wonder who killed Erica's parents and why? Who taking advance of Larry? Why were Erica Hart's parents killed, and will Erica get justice for her childhood friend Konnor?

If you are looking for a good versus evil? This book has it. Once a dark shadow tries to harm Erica. Dusty seems to fall for a bird guiding him to help Erica. Will Erica and Dusty get together? There may be some romance for more than just two folks in the book. How will Dusty's father-law decide to find some love as well? There seems to be the talk of angels and demons? They're a bit supernatural in this book; that is a nice change to the story.

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  • Julie
  • 06-05-22

Don't leave this book in the shadows

I loved this latest instalment in the Mac Faraday series. The book starts with a surprise opening and you are left wondering did I just hear that right? Then it goes back in time to explain what lead up to the event that has you so stunned. It may sound confusing but boy does it keep you hooked wondering what happened or is going to. Mac, Gnarly and the gang are all there but this book focuses more on the new Deputy Chief Dusty and an old case. I do have to say that Gnarly (Mac's loveable dog) does take a step back, he is still full of his usual mischief but a talking parrot steals the spot light and provides some of the best laughs. The book also takes on a super natural feel to it but somehow it works and is just as entertaining as previous books. The mystery is good and like the previous books it never turns out quite like you think it is going to do. I really like this author and am so glad I discovered her because it doesn't matter which series you are reading or listening to just know it is going to be good and you are going to be entertained with a good mystery and a few laughs along the way. Can't wait for the next book.
A true crime blogger Erica has decided to return to her old home town after the death of her husband with her trusted and loyal pets. Returning home isn't so easy when that was the place your parents were killed years ago and you are returning to the abandoned home and accident also nearly stops her in her tracks. At the same time a body is discovered in a filled in swimming pool and with the victim quick identified, Erica not only knows the victim but she was the one to report her missing. A connection between the two cases is established but Erica's parents death was open and shut, wasn't it? The only way to find out, is for Erica to start up the Nancy Drew gang. Can she and her old school friends solve the murder? Or will a shadowy tell stand in there way of uncovering long buried secrets.
I liked the narrator. He is entertaining and uses different ways to voice his characters.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.