Blog Tour (Review): Winter Frost by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

Book Title: Winter Frost (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #2) by Lauren Carr
Narrator: Mike Alger
Category: Adult fiction, 8 hours, 56 minutes
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: Mar 22, 2019
Available for review in: audiobook (Audible download), ebook (EPUB, MOBI, PDF),
Tour dates: May 1 to May 26, 2023
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 audiobook copy of Winter Frost in exchange for an honest review. There was no compensation and everything that follows is my opinion and mine alone.

Winter Frost is the second book in the Chris Matheson series by Lauren Carr. Personally, this was my least favorite out of the four audiobooks I’ve listened to In this series. That said, I don’t think it’s a bad book. It’s just my least favorite. Instead of a small town feel or cold case, it reads more like a spy thriller. Which makes sense when you read the blurb. However, I had to suspend a bit more disbelief in order to really get into the story.

Again, that isn’t to say that this book is bad. Because it isn’t. The writing is entertaining, the characters are still as quirky as ever, and it’s very fast-paced. There is one part where I was at the edge of my seat. I would go into detail, but it was a good moment And I don’t want to spoil it.

Another fun thing about this book, is that it is a mashup of the Thorny Rose series too. I’ve read the first book of that series a few years back and only realized I knew these characters in the middle of the audiobook. It was great to see them and I’m now inspired to read more of the Thorny Rose series. So, I may get on that.

All in all, if you’re a fan of Thorny Rose, add this book to your reading list. It helps make the world seem that much more real. And if you are a fan of Chris Matheson series, it’s not a bad addition to your list either.

Meet the Author:
One of the most popular and recognizable faces on television sets in Nevada and California; Mike Alger is the Chief Meteorologist for KTVN-TV Channel 2 (CBS) in Reno, Nevada. The award-winning weatherman is a holder of the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval. He is happily married with two children.
connect with the author: website ~ acx ~ facebook ~ twitter

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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CHRIS CROSSED MURDER Audiobook Tour Giveaway

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