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.
Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
After The Woods by Kim Savage
Thicker Than Water
This one is next on my pile. It’s interesting that you noted the paranormal aspect isn’t explored until later. I’ll be interested to see how that plays out.
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You’ll have to let me know what you think of it!
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