GIVEAWAY and Review: The Wrong Side of Murder

 


 

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About the Book


Book TitleThe Wrong Side of Murder (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  274 pages
Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   July 21, 2022
Content Rating: This cozy mystery is rated G for everyone!
The Wrong Side of Murder is another wonderful cozy mystery by author Lauren Carr. It has all the elements that draw me in - an intelligent female lead, an equally smart boyfriend who partners to help her, a complicated plot where clues are slowly revealed, people who aren't what they seem to be, comedic moments to balance the darker ones, and several quirky pets full of personality.  

It's a wonderful book to escape into at the end of the day. And get ready to read into the wee hours as, if you're like me, you won't be able to stop reading until the mystery is revealed.  
- Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn

Nikki's an intense individual who makes the perfect investigative journalist. She wants answers yesterday and she is willing to dig in to get them. She might get it wrong at the beginning but with the help of her family and close friends, she'll get the answers she wants and needs. – review by Blooming with Books


Nikki Bryant’s Next Case Takes Her to the Wrong Side of Murder

One spring morning, Jodi Gibbons got up and went to school as she did every day. Her young life went sideways though when the police found that her mother had been brutally killed during the night.

Twenty years later, many in Pine Grove believe Jodi got away with murder. After all, how could she have possibly slept through her mother’s violent death in the very next room?
After decades of silence, Jodi accepts investigative journalist Nikki Bryant’s invitation to tell her side of the story. However, before the interview can take place, someone silences Jodi permanently.

Now it is up to Nikki Bryant and her friends to uncover the secret that Jodi Gibbons has been protecting—a secret someone believes it is worth killing to keep from being revealed. 

 

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My Review


Shortly after reading Killer Deadline, the first book in the Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery series by Lauren Carr, I quickly turned to book 2: The Wrong Side of Murder. Because cozy mysteries aren’t what I usually read it was exciting to slip into another fun mystery.


Nikki is a keen, strong woman with lots of personality and Ryan is a great support for her. I like their unique relationship. You would think a murder mystery would be kind of dark and somewhat of a downer, but the author has managed to make it quite heartening.  It’s unique in that Nikki is seeking to prove someone’s innocence rather than guilt as well as seeking out the guilty party.


I am so glad I sneak some new genres in now and then because reading these Nikki Bryant mysteries has been loads of fun. I loved the characters, was able to visualize the scenes with ease, enjoyed revisiting Pine Grove, and love that the mystery was far from predictable. 


First Line (Prologue):  How is it possible? How can he act like nothing is wrong when our world is falling apart?

Genre: Cozy Mystery

 

Disclosure: #CoverLoverBookReview received a complimentary copy of this book.

 

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Be Sure to Check Out the First Installment in the Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries: 

Read my review of Killer Deadline HERE.


Book TitleKiller Deadline (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  232 pages
Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   April 23, 2020
Content Rating: This cozy mystery is rated G for Everyone!

I love this cozy mystery! It is full of suspense, action packed, fast pace with that small town feeling. I love the characters, I have to admit, I fell in love with Elmo on the spot! I loved Nikki's spunk and determination. She keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire book! I highly recommend this book to those who loves a good cozy mystery!! - 5-Star Review at Splashes of Joy 

Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes, trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist.

When an online friend nudges her to join him in a pact to reconnect with their first loves, Nikki and her boxer dog Elmo leave the bright lights of Las Vegas for the charming town of Pine Grove. There, she must face the biggest challenges in her career and life—the first love she had left behind and her father’s unsolved murder.

But before she has time to unpack her car, Nikki stumbles upon the dead body of local news anchor, Ashleigh Addison, her childhood rival. Could Ashleigh’s death be connected to an explosive news story that she had teased about airing live? Did that explosive story have anything to do with the murder of Nikki’s father?

With the clues in her father’s cold case hot again, Nikki intends to chase down the story of her life until she catches his killer—no matter what it takes.

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About 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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Tour Schedule


Aug 1 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / guest post / giveaway
Aug 1 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 2 – She Just Loves Books – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 3 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 3 - Chit Chat with Charity - audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 4 – Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 4 - Cover Lover Book Review – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 5 - Cover Lover Book Review – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 8 - Review Thick And Thin – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 8 – Kam's Place – book review of KILLER DEADLINE
Aug 8 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 9 – Olio by Marilyn – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 9 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 10 – Kam's Place – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER
Aug 10 - Chit Chat with Charity - book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 10 - The Momma Spot – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 11 – Literary Flits – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 11 - Blooming with Books - book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 11 - Books for Books - audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE
Aug 12 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 15 – Stephanie Jane – book series spotlight / giveaway
Aug 16 – The Momma Spot – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 16 - Books for Books - book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER
Aug 17 – Paws.Read.Repeat – audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 17 - Older & Smarter? – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 17 – fundinmental – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 17 - Ebook addicts – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 18 – Christa Reads and Writes – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 18 - Pause for Tales – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 19 - Paws.Read.Repeat –book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 19 - Bigreadersite - book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 19 - Older & Smarter? – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 22 - Review Thick And Thin – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 23 Splashes of Joy  - book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 23 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER
Aug 24 - Splashes of Joy  - book series spotlight / giveaway
Aug 24 – Books Are Love – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Aug 24 - My Reading Journeys – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 25 - I'm Into Books - book series spotlight / giveaway
Aug 25 – Books Are Love – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 26 - Bigreadersite - book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 26 – Books and Zebras – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER
Aug 26 - Adventurous Jessy - book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Aug 26 - Reading Excursions - book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER

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Comments

  1. It sounds like I can't go wrong reading The Wrong Side of Murder, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Cover Lover, for sharing your review! Have a fantastic day!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your awesome review of The Wrong Side of Murder, I love the covers on these cozy mysteries and the synopses have intrigued me. I am adding this book and series to my TBR

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  3. Sounds like my kinda book! Thanks for sharing!

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