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A Reunion to Die For (A Joshua Thornton Mystery Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Lauren Carr
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High school cheerleader Tricia Wheeler didn’t make it to her graduation because a bullet went through her heart and killed her.

Twenty years later, a journalist is investigating Tricia’s supposed suicide for a book. Suddenly, a second cheerleader is dead and the body count in the small West Virginia town continues to rise.

For Joshua Thornton, the case is personal. The reopening of the Wheeler case stirs up memories and feelings for a girl who died without knowing his true feelings for her. Now, the newly-elected prosecutor is challenged to use everything he’s got to find out what had really happened to Tricia and stop the killing.

About the Author

Lauren Carr fell in love with mysteries when her mother read Perry Mason to her at bedtime. The first installment in the Joshua Thornton mysteries, A Small Case of Murder was a finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award. Lauren Carr is the best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Twelve to Murder is the seventh installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series. In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder. Dead on Ice (A Lovers in Crime Mystery) (featuring Joshua Thornton from Carr's first series) was released September 2012. The second installment, Real Murder will be out in 2014. The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. This year, several books, over a variety of genre, written by independent authors will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services, which is currently accepting submissions. Visit Acorn Book Services website for more information. Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes. She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3647 KB
  • Print Length: 391 pages
  • Publisher: Lauren Carr (2 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0028AEFOM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,215 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
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great story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
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another great story from LAUREN CARR.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Reunion to Die for 23 May 2014
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I rated this book with 5 stars because it is a well written enjoyable read.
I would recommend it to all who like an interesting story.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
If you love a good mystery, you'll love Lauren Carr. I thought her debut novel, A Small Case of Murder, was fantastic, but A Reunion to Die For is even better. When Lauren Carr is at the wheel, you'd better make sure your seat belt is securely buckled because she never slows down. All kinds of twists and turns keep you guessing all the way through, making for a rich and thoroughly enjoyable read.

We first met Joshua Thornton in Carr's previous novel, A Small Case of Murder; having lost his wife, Joshua had returned to his home town of Chester to raise his five children in a peaceful environment. His hopes for peace and quiet proved to be short-lived, however, as he soon found himself in the role of special prosecutor going after a prominent family implicated in a whole slew of murders. Now he's the county district attorney, having to investigate the murder of a high school cheerleader. It's a case that bears several disturbing parallels to the "suicide" of Tricia Wheeler, one of Joshua's high school friends (and also a cheerleader), twenty years ago. Speculation that the two deaths may in fact be related in some way is intensified by the arrival of local girl Gail Reynolds, a well-known network journalist who has returned home to Chester to write a book about Tricia's mysterious death. Gail's presence doesn't make Joshua's job any easier, as she has always been something of a nemesis to him - going out of her way, ever since high school, to question his integrity and undermine his successes. She's not the only former classmate Joshua has to deal with, either; there's also Tori Brody, something of a wild child who now turns up as a defense lawyer, of all things. Before you know it, Joshua has a stable-full of women causing him potential trouble.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So engaging, I put everything else aside to read it 13 Feb 2008
By Charles Ashbacher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is responsible for many of the difficulties I have suffered through the last few days. In particular, lack of sleep and problems completing my work. For I have spent that time reading this book. It is a complex tale of murders old and new, and the new ones just keep happening. The first new one is varsity cheerleader Grace Henderson, shot in the heart from close range in a shed by the football field. One the surface, it is similar to one that took place 20 years earlier, where another varsity cheerleader was also shot in the heart. That death was ruled a suicide, unfortunately, it was never fully investigated.
Joshua Thornton is the county prosecutor and a widow with 5 children. As he starts investigating the death of Grace, he soon discovers that her wholesome presentation is just a façade. Other deaths soon follow, leaving a convoluted trail of multiple deaths, with one also occurring decades earlier. Several other characters are thrown into the mix. A corrupt police detective, Joshua's female lawyer friend that is an ex-SEAL, a mentally disturbed investigative reporter who has stalked Joshua in the past, a mentally ill genius, a high school classmate of Joshua's who is facing multiple rape charges, a completely unscrupulous woman and her equally amoral daughter, a fellow female lawyer who is one step above a nymphomaniac and can't stay away from Joshua, a few other scumbags and an idealistic former alcoholic doctor.
If there is a flaw in the book, it is that there are too many characters. At times, I had a hard time sorting through which was which. However, that is a minor flaw, the action is frequent and engaging, I was glad when I finished so I could catch up on my sleep and work.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 2 Mar 2014
By Cheryl A. Schildhauer - Published on Amazon.com
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A good background for the Lovers in Crime series. It gives you a look at how Joshua Thornton got to the place to get together with Cameron
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4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it 13 Feb 2014
By S. Davenport - Published on Amazon.com
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There were too many characters to keep track of, but the story moved along fairly well and the story line was pretty good.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Small town murders and much more 19 July 2007
By Armchair Interviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
In this second book in Lauren Carr's series, the little town of Chester, West Virginia is poised the 20th reunion of the Class of 1985. County Prosecutor, Joshua Thornton, was a member of that class; as was his friend and local journalist, Jan Martin; nationally known news writer, Gail Reynolds; and local businesswoman, Margo Connor. They, as well as other classmates have a tragedy in common--the death of popular cheerleader, Tricia Wheeler, of a single gunshot wound during the fall of their senior year.

When Gail comes to the Chester High reunion preparing to write a book about what she believes was Tricia's murder, things get tense. After interviewing several people about Tricia's last day, Gail is murdered. As county prosecutor and as well as old friend, Joshua begins an investigation that eventually turns on him. A new man in the sheriff's department thinks Josh is the chief suspect. So Joshua must clear his own name and reputation while searching for answers to his former friend's deaths.

Carr complicates the plot at this point by having a current Chester cheerleader murdered near the school in a manner reminiscent of the 1985 incident. Persons that Gail had interviewed for her book are also shot. It seems that must all be connected, but how? This is only one of the many puzzling questions Josh Thornton must find answers to.

Carr takes us on an enjoyable journey into the working and private life of Joshua Thornton. I liked the fact that he, his family and close friends seem to be decent, honest, and ethical.

However, I do feel that Carr muddies up the story with too many named characters (at least 45 people), some of whom do little to move the plot forward and could have been better called simply waitress or cleaning woman.

All of the murders that take place within a short time frame and in a small community are a bit of a stretch since none are gang or crime syndicate hits. Nonetheless, the book is fun and all loose ends tie-up at the end without total suspension of credibility.

Armchair Interviews says: Lots of puzzling questions need answers to solve these murders.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining police procedural legal thriller 2 July 2007
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
In 1984 in Chester, West Virginia, her mother coming home from work and discovered the murdered corpse of teenager Tricia Wheeler; the killer was never caught. Two decades later at the upcoming high school reunion, investigative reporter Gail Reynolds announces she will write a true crime book on the unsolved Wheeler case.

Hancock County prosecutor widower Joshua Thornton is unhappy with the proclamation as he expects to be painted badly in spite of being a student at the time by Reynolds who seems to loathe him. However, the single father of four has no time to brood; besides raising his brood someone murdered a cheerleader Grace Henderson with the crime emulating the Wheeler homicide. Soon afterward, Gail is killed, but hot shot police detective Seth Cavanaugh believes Joshua killed the two females and probably Wheeler too. Other killings follow.

This is an entertaining police procedural legal thriller with a terrific final twist that insures justice occurs. Joshua is a delightful protagonist who struggles with a difficult case already personal made even harder when he becomes the prime suspect. Although some of the resolution comes out of nowhere, mystery readers will want to attend A REUNION TO DIE FOR.

Harriet Klausner
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