Book Review: Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer

23454468On his own.

Thomas Bellweather would never knowingly hurt someone he loved. But when his mother is murdered insider there locked house, he is the only suspect. Even his cop-stepdad can’t protect him in a new town where no one knows or trusts him.

The only person who believed 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.


Overall I did enjoy reading this book, it wasn’t very difficult to finish due to the engaging writing style as well as the changing POV’s during different chapters. The changing POV’s really helped me engage with the book more and add an extra bit of spice which kept it interesting.

This book is a paranormal thriller/mystery, yes you heard me right. That whole theme really threw me off as I was reading it, especially towards the end, which is why I gave this book a three out of five-star rating. I guess the who supernatural and paranormal twist really made this book stand out from the crowd and make it seem unique, which is great. However, this twist didn’t sit right with me very well and made me change my thoughts on the book during the end. The use of the paranormal themes really confused me, and I felt it could have been explained a little better during the end parts as I was still a bit confused on what the hell (sorry for the language) was actually happening and who did what. I guess the main reason why this book threw me off was that it seems like a normal YA book until they started talking about Thomas being an empath, then after that, I was lost and it felt like I was reading a different book.

I have to say though, this book did feel like it had a slow start, well at least it felt like that to me. I understand that this was needed in order to set up the environment of the book (which was done really well might I add) and character which would become important as you kept reading, but it felt like it went on forever. . .

I think that Kemmerer has a great writing style, which in the long run helped me get through the dry and nitty-gritty stuff that was needed. When things started moving, I felt like the writing style helped me get through this book a whole lot quicker because it was easier to understand and there were no spots that held me back from continuing

I did enjoy the twist at the end (No Spoilers are going to be written about the ending so you can read on) and I think it was very creative and different. I didn’t see the twist coming until the very last-minute which was great as it still shocked me.


Favourite Quotes:

“Loneliness is a funny disease. You don’t realize how badly you’re infected until someone gives you a shot of contentment—and then it wears off”



Overall, I’m rating this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars. It was a good light read and kept me engaged most of the time. I would suggest people who want to try out the paranormal, mystery kind of books to check it out!

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