Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door by Lucy Score


This book is further proof that Lucy Score can take us anywhere and do it with finesse. I absolutely love Nick and Riley! Their romance was so much fun and filled with the best witty banter! I loved their adventure, and the addition of the “who done it” aspect of the story. It kept me reading well past my bedtime, and I loved every minute of it!

This whole cast of characters had me in stitches. I seriously laughed out loud so many times while reading. It kind of reminded me of the show Castle, because there was fantastic banter, love, detective work, and a crazy cast of side characters attempting to steal the show. However, Nick and Riley were completely unique and fantastic!

This book really is the perfect combination of everything Lucy has perfected in her other books. The mystery, the crazy characters, the witty banter, the romance, and the super swoony hero were absolutely perfect. Watching Riley go from one of the lowest points in her life to thriving and embracing who she is was also fantastic in true Lucy fashion. Finding characters who aren’t the definition of perfect who still find their way in the world is one of my favorite things about Lucy’s writing, and it was definitely there.

I’m really hoping this is only the beginning for Riley Thorn. There is so much potential for a whole series here, and I am absolutely here for it! Do yourself a favor and read this immediately!



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A nice, normal life. Is that too much to ask? For Riley Thorn it is.

Divorced. Broke. Living with a pack of elderly roommates. And those hallucinations she’s diligently ignoring? Her tarot card-dealing mom is convinced they’re clairvoyant visions.

Just when things can’t get worse, a so-hot-it-should-be-illegal private investigator shows up on her doorstep looking for a neighbor…who turns up murdered.

Nick Santiago doesn’t play well with others. Unless the “others” are of the female persuasion. Wink. He’s a rebel, a black sheep, a man who prefers a buffet of options to being stuck with the same entrée every night, if you catch his drift.

When the pretty, possibly psychic Riley lands at the top of the list of suspects, Nick volunteers to find out whodunit. Only because he likes solving mysteries not because he wants to flex his heroic muscles for the damsel in distress.

All they have to do is figure out who pulled the trigger, keep the by-the-book detective with a grudge at bay, and deal with a stranger claiming he was sent to help Riley hone her psychic gifts. All before the killer discovers she’s a loose end that requires snipping.