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The Nutcracker Conspiracy

Book Title: The Nutcracker Conspiracy (A Thorny Rose Mystery #4) by Lauren Carr

Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 388 pages

Genre: Mystery Publisher: Acorn Book Services

Release date: January 30, 2020

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!

Book Description: 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”

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My Review

The Nutcracker Conspiracy held my attention, keeping me flipping the pages through midnight. With a twist of mystery, romance, and thriller, readers of all genres will be sure to enjoy this book. There are no more words then to say, it is truly a masterpiece! The violent action along with the intense turns and cliffhangers bring a chilling addiction. A young, stubborn Lieutenant is out there searching for the truth to uncover what may be the government’s top situation. His beautiful, talented wife is also looking to help her friend, who is getting framed for a murder. What else is more breathtaking than this? I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author’s writing style is nothing like I’ve ever seen. I haven’t been lucky enough to read the rest of series, but, hey, it’s time to consider that! I also loved how the author chose Washington as the setting. That’s where most of the problems take place in reality... Anyway, the characters were realistic and amusing to see through. A handful of readers could relate! Other than that, adored the action. No book is good enough without action. I can tell you that much. All in all, a haunting, interesting read. I highly recommend it!