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Blurb (from Goodreads):
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…
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Loneliness is a funny disease. You don’t realise how badly you’re infected until someone gives you a shot of contentment – and then it wears off.”
This was an okay story, but the pace let it down.
Thomas and Charlotte were both okay characters, although both made mistakes. Thomas kept making things worse for himself with his behaviour, and Charlotte kept putting him in situations that led him into more trouble too.
The storyline in this was about Thomas getting in trouble with the law after his mother’s murder, and the fact that Charlotte was one of the few people who believed him innocent. The pace was just way too slow though, and the book really dragged. Even the romance wasn’t enough to liven things up.
The ending to this had a bit of a twist, and I can’t say that I was impressed with the weird paranormal element that crept in towards the end.
6 out of 10