Release Date: January 30, 2020
Series: A Thorny Rose Mystery Book 4
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Three years ago, the nation gasped in horror when the President of the United States barely escaped an assassination attempt that left two dead—the vice president’s wife and the attempted assassin. Even after numerous investigations proved otherwise, conspiracy theorists argue that the assassin was acting on orders from the CIA, FBI, and every federal agency within a hundred miles of the capital.
Aspiring Author Dean Conway is the last person Lieutenant Commander Murphy Thornton wants to spend his Saturday afternoon when they end up at the same wedding reception table. While their wives tend to bridesmaid duties, Murphy is trapped listening to Dean’s latest work-in-project—completing the manuscript of an investigative journalist who’d disappeared months earlier.
“She was number twelve,” Dean says. “Twelve?” Murphy asks.
“Twelve witnesses connected to or investigating The Nutcracker shooting have died either in an accident or suicide.”
Two days later, Dean dies suddenly―but not before sending a text message to Murphy: “13”
My favorite crime solving duo are back and full of wit and crime solving skills once again. In this installment Murphy Thornton and his wife Jessica Faraday, try to solve a murder that happened years ago that is now somehow linked to the present. This is full of political intrigue, drama and surprise developments that had me guessing until the conclusion. What I love most about these books and actually all of this authors books are the animals that are characters in their own right. We have a TV addicted dog, a dog who is a thief and various other animals that will charm you and make you laugh with their antics. I love the interaction between Jessica and Murphy, so swoon worthy yet adorable and refreshing as well. This is a series but you may read as a standalone. I enjoyed this book so much that I read it in a day.
Who this book is for:
- If you are a fan of Mysteries/Cozy Mysteries
- If you like a bit of romance with your Mysteries
- If you like quirky but lovable characters
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