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…
Publishes in US: December 29th 2015 by Kensington Books
Genre: ya paranormal
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Series? not sure
My reviews of previous
Novellas: 1.5 and 2.5
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I wanted to read this one because I enjoyed her Elemental series. But Thicker than water read more like a contemporary mystery than any kind of paranormal up to the very end.
It focused on a boy who had just lost his mother and he is the main suspect in the crime-- killing her. And he is treated such in his town. Charlotte has many brothers, all in the police profession, which makes their friendship hard.
It is told in dual narrative from Thomas and Charlotte. Charlotte is the one who gives him the benefit of the doubt, she is drawn to him and she goes against her family's wishes by being friends with him and keep on hanging out with him.
I didn't enjoy this as much as her other works and I think that's because it took so long to show itself as a paranormal and I wish those aspects with him present sooner or had just been absent in the book. I skimmed quite a bit--and probably won't continue this series, but would read something else if Kemmerer wrote it.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you like books that combine murder mystery with paranormal?