Kill and Run

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Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.

Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.

Before long, the case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.

In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?

1 review for Kill and Run

  1. Julie Howard

    This is one of those books that when you finally get around to listening (or reading) you wonder why on earth it took you so long? Because for me once started I couldn’t stop and I loved every minute. This is a well crafted mystery were two unrelated mysteries come together to make one entertaining and action packed mystery. I did get slightly confused at the beginning when we were introduced to too many characters and it seemed to jump around but once the names started to get familiar it soon sorted it’s self out and became easy to follow. The serious subject of rape and murder was nicely balanced out by the wonderful characters (and of course there equally funny and charming pets), I like the close knit feel of the family and of course if you have read books from the authors other equally entertaining series then you are familiar with a few other characters already. I liked the twist the story took in the mystery and the way it concluded. I am off to start the next book because even though it didn’t really end on a cliff hanger Murphy gets called up for his next assignment and I can’t wait to find out what it is.
    Lieutenant Murphy Thornton having just received a commendation for his part in a secret mission gets assigned as a NCIS liaison to investigate a home invasion where five women are killed. It soon becomes apparent that despite the woman not knowing each other the killer lied in await to make sure the job got done. Murphy takes over the case but can be and his team find the connection and why somebody would want them dead? At the same time his step mum, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates receives news that her first husbands death might not have been the accident everybody thought it was. She drops everything to question an informant only for him to be killed before she can ask her first question and the case goes cold again. Until Murphy uncovers a connection between the two case, a connection that is high up and could make them all targets for a killer who doesn’t think twice about taking out people who get in the way, including a young orphaned girl who’s all alone in the world.
    I liked the narrator. It took some getting use to at the beginning but that could have just been because we were introduced to so many of the characters at once but as the story went on he turned out to be very good.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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