Thomas Bellweather would never knowingly hurt someone he loved. But when his mother is murdered inside their locked house, he is the only suspect. Even his cop-stepdad can’t protect him forever in a new town where no one knows or trusts him.
The only person who believes him is Charlotte, sister to three protective cops and straight-up dangerous to Thomas. She knows there are pieces missing in the puzzle, and she’s determined to find them.
But finding things that are hidden could get them both killed.
I received an advanced readers copy of this book through a competition held by the publisher Allen and Unwin.
I don’t want to say too much in this review because it is a crime thriller and so it’s better to go into the knowing as little as possible! But please read this amazing book with a little romance and a lot of mystery.
Setting. Small town by the water… so characteristic of Brigid Kemmerer’s writing! And absolutely perfect for the crime thriller with supernatural elements and a little romance.
Characters. This book has that wonderful ability to make the reader sympathise with the characters, both good and bad. There is the perfect love/hate relationship between the reader and the ‘villainous’ cops created through the duel perspectives. You can really relate to the narrating protagonists. And one of the things I love most about this book is that you don’t know who the true villain is until the end!
Plot. I love a good murder mystery and I loved that this one didn’t get really scary until I was reading it alone, in bed, at 3am… But seriously, I love this book! The supernatural elements came in a little late for me, but this just added to the suspense.
Writing. I love duel perspective narrations, and especially in this book. I did feel that the plot was dragged out a bit and that most of the excitement happened at the end, which is unusual for a standalone book, so I’m really hoping that Thicker Than Water will turn out to be the first novel in a series!!
Recommended to: EVERYONE WHO LOVES YA!!
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