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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that’s what the police and the district attorney are saying. And although Cecelia is now locked up and forced into treatment, she knows the real story is much more complicated.
Cyrus wasn’t always the drug-addled monster he’d become. He was a successful athlete, but when an injury forced him off the soccer field and onto pain medication, his life became a blur of anger, addiction, and violence. All CeCe could do was stand by and watch, until she realized one effective way to take away her brother’s drugs while earning the money she needed for college: selling the pills.
Soon, CeCe becomes part drug dealer, part honor student. But even when all she wants is to make things right, she learns that sometimes the best intentions lead to the worst possible outcome.
Thicker than Water is an unforgettable dark, harrowing look into the disturbing truth of drug addiction and the desperate love of a sister watching her brother deteriorate before her eyes.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This was an interesting mystery story, featuring prescription drug abuse.
It was clear that CeCe felt really guilty in this story, even though she hadn’t forced her brother to overdose, she really did blame herself for his death, and it was obvious that she felt she deserved to be punished. Her brother Cyrus on the other hand, was a serious drug addict.
The storyline in this was about CeCe’s trial over her brother’s death, as well as the mystery over exactly what happened. I could see why CeCe took the path she did though, as watching her brother destroy their family must have been really hard for her.
There was a little bit of romance in this, but not a lot.
The ending to this was pretty satisfying, and I liked the way that things were resolved.
7 out of 10