Guilt Trip

The Mystery, A Lauren Beck Crime Novel Book 2

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
275 Pages
Reviewed on 08/07/2016
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Author Biography

Writer's Digest Award-Winning Author
Donna Huston Murray’s cozy mystery series features a woman much like herself, a DIY headmaster's wife with a troubling interest in crime. Both novels in her new mystery/crime series won Honorable Mention in genre fiction from Writer’s Digest, and her eighth cozy FOR BETTER OR WORSE is shortlisted for the Chanticleer International Mystery & Mayhem Book Award. FINAL ARRANGEMENTS, set at Philadelphia’s world famous flower show, achieved #1 on the Kindle-store list for Mysteries and Female Sleuths.
At home, Donna assumes she can fix anything until proven wrong, calls trash-picking recycling, and although she should probably know better by now, adores Irish setters.
Donna and husband, Hench, live in the greater Philadelphia, PA, area.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Guilt Trip: The Mystery (A Lauren Beck Crime Novel Book 2) by Donna Huston Murray is a sleuthing mystery. Lauren Beck is back and she is about to be thrown into a mystery deeper than she has ever investigated before. Frank Roitman is suspicious of many things – the suicide of his son-in-law, a lawsuit for wrongful death, and stockholders fighting back. And who is the stranger with the deceased’s brother? Should Frank let her attend the funeral being held in the Caribbean? Given the go-ahead, Lauren slips into undercover mode and sets about finding out what happened, and who, if anyone, was to blame for the sudden death of her sister-in-law’s brother. She knows that the secret to succeeding is in keeping friends close and enemies even closer, under her watchful eye. Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? This time, it's personal.

Guilt Trip: The Mystery (A Lauren Beck Crime Novel Book 2) by Donna Huston Murray is more than just a simple murder mystery. With so many twists and turns and with the plot deepening, Ms. Murray takes us on a journey we will never forget. This is an incredibly descriptive book, a story that allows you to be drawn into it, coming alive as though you were actually there. The character development is excellent and, although I never read the first book, I feel as though I know the main protagonist very well, along with the rest of the main characters, such was the level of detail included. This is an exciting book with a solid plot and is written to grab your attention from page one and not let go until the end – an ending that you won’t see coming.