About the Book
Book: The Vacant House
Author: Tamara G. Cooper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 3, 2019
She knows she didn’t do it, but everybody thinks she did.
It all begins when best-selling author Sophie O’Brion is the last person to see a murder victim alive. She looks even more guilty when a woman from her church is beaten, and Sophie was seen with her just hours before. Suddenly, people she has known her entire life begin pointing accusing fingers at her.
Marine Master Sergeant Burke Maguire, an old flame who dumped Sophie years ago, has recently been hired as a police officer in Forman Falls, Texas, and is assigned her case. She doesn’t want his help.
As she gets deeper and deeper into trouble, though, she must rely on him, but trusting him is another matter.
Will they be able to work together, maneuver dangerous twists and turns, and finally clear her name?
A clean romantic suspense novel that grips you from the very beginning and won’t let you go! The Vacant House is an unforgettable adventure. Read it today, if you have plans to stay up all night.
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In My Opinion
I don’t read a lot of cozy mysteries. Not because I have an aversion to them. It’s more that I just don’t have enough time in my schedule to add another genre to what I am reading. When I can slip a cozy into my reading schedule, though, I enjoy it. What’s not to love? A somewhat clueless amateur sleuth, best friends, a quirky cast of characters, and there’s usually a hint of romance thrown in there.
The Vacant House meets all of the above criteria. And, bonus, this is the first in a series from Tamera G. Cooper so readers know they’ll get to hang with this crew again.
As Sophie O’Brien tries to solve the escalating, and seemingly connected, crimes happening in her neighborhood, Burke Maguire (law enforcement officer and Sophie’s former flame) comes to the rescue. Again and again.
At times I found Sophie somewhat bumbling for someone who dreams up mysteries, but it makes for some humorous situations, not to mention makes her relatable and likable. I also felt it took too long for Burke to use the words “open investigation.” For about three-quarters of the book, it seems he’s telling her everything and then he starts using the phrase.
Despite those couple small hiccups, Cooper does an excellent job of keeping readers’ attention with so much happening. True friends stand beside Sophie, townspeople become suspicious of her, and Sophie herself must not only figure out who-done-it, she’ll also have to resolve her past with Burke. I will definitely be watching for Sophie and company’s next adventure.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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