Book Review: Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet (Riley Thorn #2) by Lucy Score

I had an absolute blast reading this! I laughed my head off at the over-the-top fun and loved getting to hang out with Riley and Nick again and all their zany friends. This was a fantastic story to lose myself in and enjoy. It was charming and refreshing and I couldn't get enough!



Book Review: Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet (Riley Thorn #2) by Lucy Score | About That Story
Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet (Riley Thorn #2) by Lucy Score


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Summer is heating up for reluctant psychic Riley Thorn and her handsome private investigator boyfriend, Nick Santiago. First, her disapproving grandmother arrives determined to make Riley take her powers seriously or face the wrath of “the Guild.” Then there’s the homicide detective who needs her help figuring out who murdered the well-dressed corpse in the walk-in closet.

Nick’s got his own hands full with a tricky missing person case and his parents who want to know why he didn’t tell them about his live-in girlfriend. Then there’s the fact that he’s still the tiniest bit stressed about Riley almost getting murdered earlier that summer. The last thing he wants is her getting involved in another investigation.

Things go from bad to worse when the body count starts stacking up, the meet-the-parents dinner goes horribly wrong, and their elderly roommate is up to no good…dressed like a mime.

To top it off, Riley is forced to return to Channel 50 on official police business to question her spray-tanned news anchor ex-husband and his new weather girl fiancée.

The trouble comes to a head when Riley receives a warning from the killer: Back off or she’s next. Someone has to solve these murders before she becomes the next corpse.


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5 out of 5 stars

If you need an escape from reality, if you want entertaining antics, awesome banter, fantastic humor, fun mysteries, and a quirky but loveable cast of characters, then this is the book for you. I laughed myself silly while loving the crazy chaos that unfolded in Riley and Nick's lives. Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet was a hilarious delight and I had a blast reading it! 

I was so excited to dive back into this world. The gangs all here from the first book plus some new ones too and I enjoyed them immensely. I loved all the different scenes and scenarios they created as well as some really priceless one-liners. There were so many great setups that had me laughing, I couldn’t get enough. Of course, there were some characters that stressed me out, so much so that I totally wanted to yell at them. Nick’s parents and Riley’s grandmother are something else and I liked the dynamic they created and I loved Nick’s attitude with them. I liked the mysteries being investigated, they were exciting and entertaining. I loved the building details and the hints and connections taking place as everything started to come together.

As far as the romance goes, this is a continuation of Nick and Riley’s happily ever after and how they're navigating this new phase in their lives. I loved the chemistry and playfulness between them. I loved Nick’s dry humor and Riley’s quick wit mixed in with just the right amount of sarcastic banter. It was great to see how much Nick has grown and how Riley is embracing her psychic side. They have a few bumps along the way but they're all light and fun and had me smiling. Nick and Riley trying to connect (wink!) over the course of the story had its own special slow burn happening that had me laughing out loud.

Everything wrapped up nicely and there was a great part at the end that already has me excited for the next book in the series. I can’t wait! This story had me grinning from beginning to end. Just to add, there are a lot of references to the first book in the series so if you haven't read it, I don't feel like you'd be lost reading this one. That being said, I'm all about reading in order so you definitely don't want to miss Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door

Complimentary copy received from That's What She Said Publishing.


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Book Review: Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door by Lucy Score | About That Story
Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door (#1) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020


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Lucy Score has a very large backlist of books that I am having a great time working my way through. From standalone stories to books in a series, she's got a ton to choose from. You can find her full book list on her website, HERE. Below are the ones I've read and shared on my blog so far. :-)

Forever Never - Amazon | My Review


Book Review: By a Thread by Lucy Score | About That Story
By a Thread - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020


Book Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score | About That Story
Rock Bottom Girl - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2019


 
Benevolence Series
Pretend You're Mine (#1) - Amazon | My Review
Protecting What's Mine (#3) - Amazon | My Review


The Mistletoe Kisser Amazon | My Review


Book Review: The Price of Scandal (Bluewater Billionaires) by Lucy Score | About That Story
The Price of Scandal - Amazon | My Review


This was laugh-out-loud funny with awesome characters and super fun mysteries. What's the last book that made you LOL? Let me know!


Book Review: Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet by Lucy Score | About That Story



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