Review: Thicker Than Water by Danae Ayusso

Thicker Than Water by Danae Ayusso
Release Date:  January 12, 2013
Publisher: Geeks on Ink
Pages:  352
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Five years ago, Detective Colt Fury’s world was turned upside down when his fiancée was viciously murdered and carved up by a serial killer known as “Pope”. Once Pope seemingly disappeared after the fourth victim, Colt left the force and became a recluse in the mountains as he attempted to deal with the guilt and demons of the past. With the appearance of a fifth victim on the fifth anniversary of Pope’s first kill, Colt is lured off of the mountain and back to the force so he can stop Pope once and for all.

Lieutenant Catalina Rossi is a notable NYPD Organized Crime Unit lieutenant with a reputation for being one of the toughest cops in NYC. When she and her partner chase a babbo into a dark alley, things take a turn for the worst. After that bloody and fatal night, Rossi finds herself on the run. Never staying in one place for too long, never getting too close to anyone, and assuming a new name and identity, she’s content having to constantly look over her shoulder. But when she comes upon the body of a young woman carved up and put on display, her police instincts kick in and she finds herself in the middle of a homicide investigation that could expose her true identity and bring the Italian Mafia all the way to Montana.

Working together to catch Pope, Colt and Cat find themselves falling for each other. But will Cat survive to test the limits of their new found relationship or will Colt find himself burying yet another woman he loves?


Review: What a great book!  I am a sucker for a good, suspenseful romance.  This book fits that bill perfectly.

I hope I can write this review with no spoilers because I want to tell you everything!

The characters are wonderful.  Cat is a great character – a tough New York cop, running from her past.  Colt is a man in hiding after his fiance was murdered.  They are brought together when a body is found and the serial killer that killed Colt’s fiance is on the loose again.

Cat and Colt are attracted to each other from the start and throughout the book, they fall in love.  I loved the progression of their relationship.  They are a great couple who made me laugh and smile and “awww” out loud.

When I read a suspense book, I usually find myself trying to figure out what the end is going to be.  Not with this story.  I almost forgot about doing that because I was so intrigued by the characters and the plot.  I was immersed with what was happening instead of spending time trying to figure it out.

Read this book!  You won’t regret it!