ARC Book Review: Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer


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 Garretts Mill there had just 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 best 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…

From the cover and the synopsis, this was just the book I was looking for. A little romance to end the year. I figured it was a romantic mystery. I was partly right. It is dark and a bit twisted. It is not lighthearted like the cover suggests. At around 70% this book turned creepy on me. The end didn’t leave me feeling very optimistic for anyone. Not quite what I was looking for.

On the other hand, it was a quick read. It paced well. I have no complaints with the writing. It was just not what I was looking for. Creepy doesn’t work well for me.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for honest review.