Publication Date: June 15, 2014
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Synopsis: Blood may be thicker than water, but family isn’t necessarily who you’re related to. In this suspenseful mystery with a romantic twist, we follow Private Investigator Michelle Mott on her most exciting case to date.
Wisecracking Mott has been a loner since her parents died. When Daniel Cardinale walks into her office with her most interesting case yet, his world threatens to turn hers upside down. He needs her to find out who is sending him anonymous money and what the truth is behind his dead fiancé’s demise. If his case weren’t complicating her life enough, local crime lord Gino Salito has taken an interest in Mott.
Mott’s empty life begins to fill up with an unexpected and rag-tag group of people, and she’s afraid her dangerous life will take them away, leaving her alone once again.
In truth, it’s Mott’s life that may be the one at risk. She’ll have to hope that blood isn’t always thicker than water.
Review: Michelle Mott is a private investigator with a tough shell. After her parents died, she’s been alone, but when she is hired for her latest case her whole life will turn upside down. Daniel Cardinale’s fiancée died in a car accident and he’s been receiving large amounts of money from an unknown source. He hires Michelle to discover where the money is coming from and, if Michelle can figure out what truly happened to his fiancée, all the better. Yet this case isn’t as easy as it looks on the surface and suddenly Michelle again has people in her life she’s not willing to lose and a mob boss who is very interested in her and this case. Kim Mullican’s THICKER THAN WATER illustrates that family isn’t always the one into which you were born, but the one you’ve made for yourself. I loved all the characters, especially Michelle, Marty, Gino, and (of course) the kitties. THICKER THAN WATER has solid character development and an intricate mystery. I enjoyed every bit of this story and I hope we see more of PI Michelle Mott and her friends in the future!