"For the first time in his life....Thomas is on his own, accused of a crime he didn't commit."
Reviewed by Sherri Morris
Posted December 17, 2015
Young Adult Suspense | Mystery
THICKER THAN WATER is Brigid Kemmerer's new series of
small town mystery, involving two teens from very
different backgrounds in their search to uncover the
truth around a murder that could either clear the
suspicion clinging to one of them or get them both
Thomas Bellweather and his mother are new to the small
town of Garretts Mill. Thomas's mother has recently
married Stan, one of the town's homicide detectives.
Thomas' world is shattered and turned upside down when he
discovers his mother murdered in her bed.
With no leads or evidence, the police are looking at
Thomas as their most likely suspect. As Thomas struggles
attend his mother's funeral,
he realizes the entire town thinks he is the one
responsible for her death. He is on the verge of losing
it when Charlotte Rooker comes up to him at the funeral
Charlotte is a good girl, the daughter to a police
officer, and three older brothers in law enforcement;
there isn't much Charlotte is allowed to do. When
she notices Thomas outside the church at his mother's
funeral, she is drawn to him. So whenever Charlotte is
around, Thomas is surely to end up being taken to jail.
Sadly, she is the only person who believes he didn't kill
THICKER THAN WATER is Brigid Kemmerer's first book
released since her Elemental series. Told in both
and Charlotte's point of views, their story begins at a
slower pace but gradually escalates. Brigid Kemmerer is
a new author for me so I don't have any of her previous
work to compare to. However, it has been awhile since a
book has been able to suck me so far into it I just
couldn't stop reading. THICKER THAN WATER did that for me.
Kemmerer's writing style has a wonderful, captivating
flow to it. She includes surprises and plot twists
I did not see coming and created characters the reader
can easily fall in love with. I cannot wait to get my
hands on some of her other books!
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
Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to
Garretts Mill there had just been one other murder in twenty
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 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…
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