Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Vacant House Review

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.

My thoughts: This is such a fun mystery to pick up! I fell in love with Sophie as a character, since she is so unpredictably fun and quirky! When mysterious things surrounding the vacant house in her neighborhood turn deadly, she winds up at the top of the list of suspects, putting her in the sights of her former boyfriend turned police officer. Seeking to clear her name, she uncovers a complicated mystery. I liked that this one has a lot of variables, keeping the reader guessing. The mystery wound up being more complex then I originally thought! This is a lovely, suspenseful story to pick up.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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About the Author:
Tamara G. Cooper lives in Texas with her husband, three sons, five dogs, and loves writing mysteries with a touch of romance.

More from Tamara
Book 1 of Sophie O’Brion Mysteries introduces us to Sophie O’Brion, a quirky, funny, and reclusive mystery writer who lives in a small town in East Texas. Because Sophie looks at life through a lens of humor, funny moments appear often. There are frightening moments, too, in her quest to clear her name from pointing fingers accusing her of murder and attempted murder. Sophie is vulnerable, yet strong; reclusive, yet kind; funny, yet serious. And she is determined! It doesn’t help that added to all this is the return of her high school sweetheart who dumped her 12 years before to join the Marines. As a new police officer, Burke is assigned her case, but she doesn’t want his help. Sparks fly, trust doesn’t, and love stays comfortably in the past. Will Sophie and Burke be able to save her reputation and re-ignite their love for each other? I hope you enjoy this book! Happy reading!

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  1. Hello, and thank you for having me (and "The Vacant House") on your blog! I'm just thrilled that you enjoyed the book! Blessings and hugs,
    Tamara G. Cooper

    1. Thanks for doing the blog tour with us! I look forward to reading more of your books.;)

  2. I really appreciate getting to read about your book since I have so many in my family who are huge readers. Thanks for sharing  and for the giveaway.

  3. James, thanks for stopping by! I can sure relate to the readers in the family. When I was growing up, Mama didn't allow TV in the house, so we read, played board games (all kinds of games), went on family outings...and played outside without fear. It was a wonderful childhood. I hope you get "The Vacant House" and enjoy it! Blessings, Tamara G. Cooper

  4. The Vacant House sounds like one I will enjoy! Thank you for being part of the tour.

  5. This book sounds like a really great read.

  6. This sounds like a good story!

  7. I love books that keep me guessing! Adding this one to my TBR.