Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Old Loves Die Hard"

Old Loves Die Hard...and in the worst places.

 In "Old Loves Die Hard," Lauren Carr continues the rags-to-riches story of Mac Faraday, an underpaid homicide detective who inherits two-hundred-and-seventy million dollars and an estate on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, from his birth mother on the day his divorce becomes final. 

Mac is settling nicely into his new life at Spencer Manor when his ex-wife Christine shows up-and she wants him back! Before Mac can send her packing, Christine and her estranged lover are murdered in Mac's private penthouse suite at the Spencer Inn, the five-star resort built by his ancestors. 

The investigation leads to the discovery of cases files for some of Mac's murder cases in the room of the man responsible for destroying his marriage. Why would his ex-wife's lover come to Spencer to dig into Mac's old cases?

 With the help of his new friends on Deep Creek Lake, Mac must use all of his detective skills to clear his name and the Spencer Inn's reputation, before its five-stars-and more bodies-start dropping!

My Thoughts...

While on vacation this July, I visited Deep Creek Lake, Maryland one Sunday afternoon. It is a very beautiful place to visit, and as a teen-ager I spend many a times having fun in the area. The visit brought back many memories. Therefore, I decided to read another one of Ms. Carr's Mac Faraday mysteries, with the setting of these fun mysteries set around Deep Creek Lake, Maryland.

This is the second book in this mystery series I've read and it was not a disappointment. I found it a very enjoyable book with just the right kind of 'whodunit' to keep me guessing which of these quirky characters would have wanted to murder his ex-wife and her lover, and why? The surprise ending pulled it all together and kept me guessing right to the end. Light romance, and Gnarly kept things fun and entertaining. Another winner in my cozy mystery reading genre. Thanks Ms. Carr for another 5 star book!

This book is part of my Kindle library.

Yes! That is me when I visited Deep Creek Lake, Maryland on Sunday, July 14, 2013.


  1. Lovely review, Gigi Ann! Deep Creek Lake looks beautiful.

  2. This sounds like a nice whodunit. Great photo!