Book: Thicker Than Water
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
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…-Goodreads
Review: I read this book a month ago and I still feel irritated just thinking about it. Based on the book jacket, I was expecting a murder mystery with a dash of romance. Instead, this was a new adult type romance with unlikable characters and a paranormal twist (I didn't see that coming). Every character, except for Thomas, grated on my nerves. Especially Charlotte and her a-hole brothers. I understand some families are more traditional that others, but her families treatment of her (and her acquiescence) was very unbelievable for this day and age. I kept waiting for her to rebel...but it never happened. And while her behavior and her brothers was explained, I was still annoyed with them. The resolution (if you can call it that) left a lot to be desired. I understand this is a standalone book although the author could definitely write a sequel to tie up loose ends.