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A Reunion to Die For (Joshua Thornton Mystery #2)

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High school cheerleader Tricia Wheeler didn’t make it to her graduation because a bullet went through her heart and killed her.

Twenty years later, a journalist is investigating Tricia’s supposed suicide for a book. Suddenly, a second cheerleader is dead and the body count in the small West Virginia town continues to rise.

For Joshua Thornton, the case is personal. The reope
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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published (first published June 20th 2007)
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Rhonda
Dec 26, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Reunion to Die For: A Joshua Thornton Mystery by Lauren Carr
4 STARS

I admit I have enjoyed lauren's murder mysteries. They are complicated,lots of murder suspects that keep you guessing on who did what murders and why. I usually am able to figure out part but not all the answers. The characters are a mixed bag. Some you love,some you love to hate and hope they are the guilty party.
This is the second Joshua Thornton mystery book. I do like the newer one better but this one kept me reading to fi
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Barb
Aug 27, 2016 Barb rated it it was amazing
High school cheerleader Tricia Wheeler didn’t make it to her graduation because a bullet went through her heart and killed her.
Twenty years later, a journalist is investigating Tricia’s supposed suicide for a book. Suddenly, a second cheerleader is dead and the body count in the small West Virginia town continues to rise.
For Joshua Thornton, the case is personal. The reopening of the Wheeler case stirs up memories and feelings for a girl who died without knowing his true feelings for her. Now, t
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Jaggerjag
Jul 22, 2014 Jaggerjag rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Full of misogyny I had a hard time believing this book was written by a woman. A female character dresses plainly and is focused on her career.. our hero wonders if she is a lesbian. A girl from his past who admits to liking sex is described as promiscuous .. our hero merely raises an eyebrow when he sees his male cousin's latest in a long, long string of women.

There are many references to women characters being fat, with breasts like overfilled bags of water (not a completely accurate quote b
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Black Butterfly
Jul 25, 2014 Black Butterfly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: SAW LISTED IN A PREVIOUS BOOOK
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READING MS. CARR'S BOOKS IS LIKE WATCHING A MOVIE, EVERY WORD JUSY FLOWS INTO VISUAL PICTURES. I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS HUMAN AND ANIMALS IN HER BOOKS. OLD MURDERS AND NEW MURDERS, ARE THEY ALL CONNECTED? THIS IS JOSUHA THORNTON'S QUESTIONS AS THE PLOT CONTINUES TO THICKEN. AS I READ THIS EVERY TIME I THOUGTH I HAD IT FIQURED OUT, ANOTHER DEAD BODY TURNED UP, ALL MY THEORIES BLOWN-TA-HELL. I LOVE JOSUHA HE IS A REAL CHICK MAGNET, EVEN THOUGH HE IS A WIDOWER WITH FIVE KIDS TO RAISE. HE HAS WOMEN ...more
Adrienne Testa
Jul 12, 2014 Adrienne Testa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Joshua Thornton has not a clue about woman, the golden boy of high school and now the prosecuting attorney he still doesn't get it.Cheerleader Tricia Wheeler died twenty one years ago, listed as a suicide no one thought to question it. Until Cheerleader Grace Henderson is killed twenty one years later with the same gun. This small sleepy town in West Virginia has hired killers, secrets, blackmail, lies, murders and suicide. Joshua Thornton is the best at bringing justice but clueless when it ...more
Kelly
Aug 17, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this book as much as Carr's other novels. There were so many murders you couldn't even keep track of them all: two cheerleaders, a gang guy, a boyfriend, a drunk, the landlady, an author, a brother, an attorney, two suspects, and I am sure I have forgotten someone. The other part I didn't like was the fact that Joshua Thorton was interviewing all of these old classmates, who graduated 20 years ago, to get information about all the victims. I have only been out of high school for 9 ...more
Terry
Oct 19, 2014 Terry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Harry Lane
Mar 29, 2015 Harry Lane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very well done police procedural with engaging characters and a fast-paced plot. Carr has set these novels where three States are closely cojoined, and uses that fact effectively in her narrative. In this story, the principal villain is identified almost at the beginning, but the suspense was when, indeed if, justice would be served. Thornton has to investigate several crimes, some of which seem superficially related. His efforts to pull the threads into a pattern are not assisted by the ...more
Linda
Sep 19, 2012 Linda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is another book that I just gave up on. I was so excited to start it as it's set in my hometown, features my high school, etc. And I'd read Carr's first book featuring the same protagonist and liked it. But this one just fell short. I could not get interested. The characters seemed wooden to me and I had trouble keeping up with who was who. Too many other good books out there.
Ashley
Jun 20, 2012 Ashley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book, but I didn't for a few reasons. One, there were way too many characters. It was confusing and difficult to keep everyone straight. Two, it just never really picked up for me...there wasn't a peak to the story, no excitement, no danger...it was just kind of boring.
tone
Sep 22, 2015 tone rated it really liked it
A Reunion to Die For

Joshua Thornton finds himself looking into how a friend from the pass really die after a student from his children's school is murdered who also was a cheerleader. Along the way he becomes a murder suspect when another person from his pass is murdered.
Patricia Mccammon
Feb 08, 2016 Patricia Mccammon rated it really liked it
Great story

Years ago, a cheerleader was declared a suicide. Now Joshua has more deaths. Are they related? Was the suicide connected?
Barbara Dunbar
Jul 18, 2015 Barbara Dunbar rated it really liked it
A Reunion to Die For

There were so many twists and turns to negotiate that I had to keep reading to get what was going on.
Liz
Dec 15, 2011 Liz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had a hard time keeping track of what was really happening and who was who. I don't know my brain was set on shuffle or what.
Karen
Apr 14, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing
Page turner.

Again, a great book. Filled with suspense,mystery and a hint of romance. A definite page turner. On to the next one.
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Lauren Carr fell in love with mysteries when her mother read Perry Mason to her at bedtime. The first installment in the Joshua Thornton mysteries, A Small Case of Murder was a finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award.

Lauren is also the author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. It’s Murder, My Son, Old Loves Die Hard, and Shades of Murder, and B
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