Killer Deadline by Lauren Carr

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I Loved:

I have so enjoyed this book! I loved the mix of humor and mystery. It has a wonderful collection of characters that make you feel right at home with the story!

How I Felt:

Killer Deadline introduces Nikki our strong, confident heroine, as she is leaving behind her successful career to return to her hometown and take over the family TV station. With her return to her hometown, Nikki is determined to uncover the mystery around her father’s unsolved murder. Just when she thinks another reporter is about to reveal valuable information about her father’s death, that reporter is murdered too! Nikki must solve this murder before she becomes the next target!

This story was filled with fabulous twists and turns that I’ve come to love from Lauren Carr. I was pulled into Killer Deadline from the first page and couldn’t put it down until the last. Carr has written an excellent, captivating cozy mystery that is the start of a great-looking series!

I really enjoyed the characters in Killer Deadline. Elmo, the social media star dog was a fun side-kick in this story, and Nikki has this strong, don’t-give-up kind of attitude that was amazing. I love that Lauren Carr adds these bright personalities to her characters. They add such color to her books and make the people seem like friends.

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend Killer Deadline for readers that enjoy a cozy murder mystery with a strong female lead! If you enjoy a series, this is the first in the series, so you can look forward to additional stories from these characters!

Where to Find This Book:

Killer Deadline by Lauren Carr is available at these sites.

Kindle | Amazon | Goodreads

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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.

Just the Facts:

Killer Deadline by Lauren Carr
Genre: Mystery
Page Count: 197 pages
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Pub Date: April 23, 2020

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Thorny Rose, Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries—over twenty titles across four 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. 

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. 

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors.  

She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV. 

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I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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4 thoughts on “Killer Deadline by Lauren Carr

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review of KILLER DEADLINE. I am so happy that you enjoyed this first installment in the Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries. I am certain that your followers will love Nikki as well. Here’s wishing each of your followers luck in the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway.

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