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For Keeps (Green Marble Mysteries #3)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
When retired family doctor Sam Moore gets a call from the coroner to come to The Twin Sisters Inn to consult on a murder victim, he's puzzled. Why would Lou call him? He's retired now, and just wants to spend time with his beloved Rachel, his grandsons, and to work in his gardens.

Within days, the body count increases and Sam is a prime suspect, so he calls on a peculiar ta
Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Twilight Times Books
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Sam Moore is buying plants for his garden when the phone rings. An old med school friend, now local coroner, wants him to see a dead body, and, for all that Sam’s a retired doctor, he definitely prefers the company of living patients.

Aaron Paul Lazar’s gentle prose brings the scents of a summer garden to life, together with rippling shade of forest and cool clear waters of lake. Characters are vividly real and welcoming too, with pitch-perfect dialog around the dinner table, a wonderful grandfat
Regardless of the subject matter, Aaron Lazar's smooth, utterly readable prose never fails to draw the reader in. For Keeps features retired doctor Sam Moore, who Lazar fans will remember from Healy's Cave and Terror Comes Knocking. All Sam wants to do is enjoy his free time relaxing in his delightful garden, enjoying his wife Rachel's superb cooking, and playing with his grandchildren. Sam, however, is a man that seems to attract drama, and in this story, he is drawn into a murder mystery that ...more
Sep 16, 2012 Delia rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to receive this novel to review from the author a few weeks ago. I don't get to read very many books which don't included werewolves and vampires so this was an excellent change of pace.

For Keeps is the third book in the Sam Moore Mystery series. Even though this is the third novel it works perfectly as a standalone. I never once felt lost or confused about the characters, like can sometimes happen in a series. The main character, Sam, is instantly lovable. He reminded me a li
J.P. Lane
Aug 28, 2012 J.P. Lane rated it it was amazing
Here's a story you won't forget in a hurry.

What if I had done it differently? We’ve all asked ourselves that question at some point. But what if we could go back in time and do just that, thus changing the course of events? Would this guarantee a satisfactory outcome, or would we end up being worse off? It’s an intriguing question and one you can’t help pondering when you read Aaron Paul Lazar’s “For Keeps.”

The main character Sam Moore is a retired country doctor who’s an avid gardener. Lazar pa
Oct 02, 2012 Beth rated it liked it
At its heart, this is a love story between two characters with an established romance and partnership- Sam, the main character, a retired doctor obsessed with gardening, and Rachel, his amazing wife who has MS and is wheelchair-bound. There's a whole passel of secondary and tertiary characters, most of which seemed rather flat to me (that is to say, had interesting quirks but weren't compelling).

On the whole, Lazar does an excellent job of building place. He describes the color, tastes, texture
Erleen Alvarez
Oct 12, 2012 Erleen Alvarez rated it really liked it
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For Keeps is not your typical paranormal mystery novel about solving murder cases. It has more depth than that. It will take you on a emotional quest, along with Sam, as he try to defy the laws of physics, change the past and reunite with his only true love.

I really like Sam Moore' character. He's a caring brother, a loving husband, an understanding father and a really cool grandfather. He actually reminded me of my grandpa, the way he treated Evan a
Nov 13, 2014 Marsha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Wow! For Keeps by Aaron Paul Lazar is magnificent. I am constantly amazed by the characters, writing style and story lines that make up a Lazar mystery. Even when I figure out some of the intricacies of the plot, we all do in a good mystery, I am thrown a huge curve ball that changes my perspective on everything. In this book, I really did NOT want to like Ginger or Susan, but Sam did. And Sam made me see them in such a different perspective, that their transformation was a blessing. I'm not ...more
Thomas Drinkard
Aug 14, 2012 Thomas Drinkard rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I got this book as an ARC for an honest review.

It is difficult to write a review about For Keeps without giving away spoilers. This book is the third in the Dr. Sam Moore series, but the first one I’ve read. I’m now going to get and read the other two.

Sam Moore is a retired doctor who is deeply in love with his family and his garden. When he is unexpectedly called upon to view a murder scene, he quickly becomes involved in much more than anyone expects.

There is a powerful eleme
Apr 18, 2015 June rated it it was amazing
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How is it that I have just discovered Aaron Paul Lazar and For Keeps? This was a great mystery with touches of time travel that were made vivid and believable. Sam Moore is a retired doctor who gets pulled into a murder, becomes a suspect, and is surrounded by elements out of his control. Go along with him as his life is turned inside out, and enjoy the thrill ride as he works his way back to "normal". I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the element of the green marble that helps piece everything ...more
Nov 25, 2012 Laurel-Rain rated it really liked it
Dr. Sam Moore, retired physician, is drawn into a murder mystery by his friend, Lou, the county coroner in their small town.

As first one, then another murder happens, the link to Sam himself seems to suggest a dark and evil presence from the past.

But how many more people will have to die before Sam discovers what is happening?

How does a green marble with strange connections to Sam's childhood and his deceased brother Billy help Sam figure out the mystery? And how, when tragic events occur, will
Emily (Heinlen) Davis
Jan 13, 2013 Emily (Heinlen) Davis rated it it was amazing
The author has a great, engaging storytelling ability that grabs you from the beginning and won't let you go. The author has well-developed and real characters that you can identify with easily. In addition, this series has a slight paranormal aspect that I found to be quite interesting. Overall, I loved this story!
Sep 14, 2012 Sharon rated it really liked it
Very well written paranormal mystery. The characters are well rounded and deep, A green marble connects two brothers. One living. One dead. And allows time travel to unravel the motives for murderer.
Chris Thompson
Sep 19, 2012 Chris Thompson rated it liked it
Aaron Paul Lazar seems like a very nice guy, and his writing reflects this. His prose is easy and pleasant. His characters are nice. Even the murders aren't too nasty. As you might guess, this presents a bit of a storytelling problem: there is a severe lack of tension. Sure, people get murdered, even those close to the main character, Sam Moore, but Lazar's tone suggests that everything is going to be alright in the end. A compelling narrative requires real tension, a fear that something is at ...more
Cham Cuartero
Jan 02, 2013 Cham Cuartero rated it it was ok
People are being killed. Specifically, people close to your heart. Some from the past and some from the present. The only common denominator that the victims have... is YOU. Does that mean anything?

For Keeps is the story of Sam Moore, a retired family doctor who suddenly found himself in a middle of a baffling chain of murders. Thankfully, he has his dead brother Billy’s magical green marble to help him. Sam flits from one period in the past to another in order to solve the mystery, which will e
Oct 16, 2012 Heather rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
I found this book to be a quick and mostly enjoyable read. The book opens with Sam being called to a murder scene where he recognizes the victim as an old fling from spring break. Soon Sam is a suspect in the murder and unfortunately there's more death to come.

Sam is a likeable character who is completely devoted to his wife, Rachel. Rachel is bound to a wheelchair because she has MS. Rachel is a very level headed character who is both sweet and realistic. They have two children, Andy and Beth.
Oct 02, 2012 Priya rated it liked it
To tell you the truth, I didn't know what to expect from the book and was pleasantly surprised. I am not really the biggest fan of mysteries and was very glad that this book is anything but a typical mystery. At the beginning, I can't quite explain why, it seemed like the writer was trying too hard to impress. The writing style took some time getting used to. However, the plot is fast paced and action packed and right from the very first page, the author dives into the story, revealing chunks of ...more
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Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 25 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, a romantic suspense series, and a new love story series, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at ...more
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Green Marble Mysteries (3 books)
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  • Terror Comes Knocking

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