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…

Genres: Mystery, young-adult, suspense-thriller, supernatural, contemporary

Pages: 322

Published by Kensington Books

Released: December 29th, 2015




Thomas Bellweather is a world of trouble. A newcomer to a small town with his mom who married rather quickly and just as quickly was found murdered inside the house. Everything is pointing to Thomas and at his mother’s funeral, he sees her Charlotte Rooker, a cop’s daughter and sister of three cops. She is the only one who believes he’s innocent…

This is one of those books that I can’t really summarize much of it because to summarize would be to give away the twists and turns that occur in it. The story for me went rather smoothly and while there was some filler in there to occupy some pages it did its job by keeping me engaged.

I wasn’t a fan of Charlotte Rooker, Thomas Bellweather continues to say how strong she is and I think she’s the opposite. If someone is suspected of murder and your cop family tells you to stay away, you do that. On the same note her entire family is overprotective so maybe it’s a justifiable rebellion in the most stupid way – hanging out with a murder suspect?!

At times Charlotte is filled with fear and doubt, she’s constantly finding herself alone with Thomas Bellweather – the suspected murderer, in case anyone has forgotten. Not on this – she seems to always put him in a really bad position.

In the middle of the book, it takes a really odd twist and turn, one that I think could have been smoothed over better to make it blend because it almost seems like it’s an entirely different book halfway in. The first half was decent and the second half was also decent, but together they sort of …. well it was kind of odd for me. Like the supernatural aspect was an afterthought.

All in all, it was a pretty good read. Those 322 pages zoomed by quickly. For those Teens looking for a not-so-dull murder mystery with a spice of supernatural, this is definitely a read for you.



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