Wednesday 9 January 2013

A Rewarding Mystery: A Review of Old Loves Die Hard

My Book Review of Old Loves Die Hard by Lauren Carr:

The second book in the Mac Faraday mystery series, Old Loves Die Hard by Lauren Carr is just as enjoyable as the first. It is another satisfying murder mystery chock full of fascinating characters.

This time around, Mac Faraday’s ex-wife comes calling, bringing a lot of old baggage and some dead bodies, including hers. Mac becomes a suspect in his ex-wife’s murder, but ends up investigating the killing. He delves into his past, both personal and professional, to find answers and the killer.

The charm of the first book remains consistent in Old Loves Die Hard, with its compelling main character the strongest asset of the novel. The author provides a nice bit of character development as well, in both the ongoing relationship between Mac and Archie and insight into his previous marriage. The well-rounded characterization is astutely managed.

The plot is solid as well, spinning several threads and then pulling them into a nice tight conclusion. Several suspects are juggled nicely until the final reveal, which provides an interesting, and fateful denouement.

Overall, I can recommend Old Loves Die Hard, as a gratifying murder mystery and a great read.   

You can find Old Loves Die Hard and the rest of the Mac Faraday on Amazon.

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