Book review – Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer


It’s release day for Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer. *throws confetti* I was lucky to receive an early copy from Kensington Books. Read my honest review below the synopsis.

Rating: 3.8/5 stars


On his own

Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect.

Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to Frederick there had only been one other murder in twenty years.

The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas. Her friend was the other murder vic. And she’d like a couple answers….Answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden.

The more they dig, the more it seems the only way they’ll hear the real story is from the source–the killer.

Not the kind of future plan a college recruiter likes to hear. But then, the better it works, the less likely either of them is going to have a future. . .


I’ll start off by saying that I have gone back and forth with my rating for this book since I read the last page. I still don’t know exactly what I want to rate it so I picked 3.8 out of 5 stars. This book is considered a paranormal romance. The romance aspect is quite clear from the beginning of the book. The paranormal side is sneaky. I didn’t really notice the paranormal side until 3/4 through the book. When it did show it’s face….. boy was it a shocker! My main reason for not rating the book 4/5 stars is because it took me far too long to be ok with the paranormal twist. The last quarter of the book flies past in a blur of investigation and confrontation. I will say that the ending is much neater and cleaner than I expected it to be. I was actually very happy with how the book ended (no spoilers here!). My absolute favorite character in the whole book is Nicole, Charlotte’s best friend. Nicole brings much needed humor to many scenes in the book. She also seems to one of the realest characters as well. Her spunky personality and witty comebacks will leave you wishing that she had a more major role throughout the book.

In general, I really did enjoy reading this book. I would consider this more of a YA book but readers both young and old will enjoy it in my opinion. I loved Brigid Kemmerer’s writing style. Her language flowed naturally and her story line urges the reader to keep turning pages. I can’t wait to see what Kemmerer writes in the future.

Similar books:

Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

After The Woods by Kim Savage

Author website:

Brigid Kemmerer

Purchase link:
Thicker Than Water


Home Alone, the classic illustrated storybook

It’s almost Christmas, and I’ve been watching lots of holiday movies to get into the spirit of the season. One of my favorite movies to watch is Home Alone. When I was young I thought Kevin McCallister was just the coolest kid ever! In honor of the 25th anniversary of the movie’s release, Quirk Books and with artist Kim Smith have designed a gorgeous, illustrated storybook of Home Alone.


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This book is a perfect introduction to the Home Alone movie for younger children or as a movie companion to anyone who enjoys the original story. Every page is bursting with color, and many familiar scenes are depicted throughout the storybook.




Home Alone, the classic illustrated storybook, is destined to become a classic just like the movie. I can’t wait to include this book in our family Christmas traditions every year.


What are some of your favorite holiday books or movies? Do you have any fun Christmas traditions?


Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook

Quirk Books