Allen & Unwin
Release Date: January 1st 2016
Source: From the Publisher!
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Read it in: 4 hours
Word Rating: NOT FOR ME
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…
WHY THICKER THAN WATER WASN'T THE BOOK FOR ME
1.) The characters were all as bland and flat as a limp piece of bread.
Allll the characters were extremely irritating and needed a good swat with a book in the face. I didn't mind Charlotte as much, but she was still exasperating 98% of the time and I just couldn't get behind the Thomas bandwagon. He was such an angsty angry ball of URGH and I didn't like him. All the characters had the misfortune to be the most unlikeable annoying characters I've read in a long time.
Not liking any of the characters really, made it really hard for me to enjoy the story and so I was almost forcing myself through the book by the end if it.
2.) I could've been reading a novel about carpets there for all the emotion I felt while reading this.
I felt ZILCH emotion. This is supposed to be a fast paced mystery but the only emotion I felt was frustration that I wasn't enjoying what I was reading. I also thought that it might've worked better if the book had JUST been from Thomas' POV or JUST from Charlotte's POV as duel POVs tend to set my teeth on edge and in here Charlotte and Thomas' voices both sounded the same to me.
3.) It's just not a ME book.
I've seen SO many people absolutely adore THICKER THEN WATER but I'm just not one of them. And that's okay! Not everyone likes the same book! I'm glad lots of other people have enjoyed it, it just wasn't for me. Maybe if I read it at a different time I'd have felt differently.
::Thank you ALLEN & UNWIN for the review copy!::
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