Title: The Bourbon Thief
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Genre: mystery, thriller, suspense, romance
From the internationally celebrated author of the Original Sinners series comes a brand-new tale of betrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150-year-old mystery
When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris.
In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. But the family tree is rooted in tainted soil and has borne rotten fruit. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. The Maddoxes have bourbon in their blood—and blood in their bourbon. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.
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The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 **bourbon and blood** STARS
“The Truth is like bourbon - it’ll burn going down.”
WOW, just wow. What a book. In some ways a complete departure from the authors previous work and yet uniquely recognizable. I love Tiffany Reisz and once again she delivered a captivating story; with suspense, mysteries, so many secrets and such excellent writing. Truly gripping. I read it in one sitting, for the life of me I wasn't able to put it down.
So, about the story. I’m not sure if I even want to give away too much. Let's just say it is about bourbon, about families, their secrets and most importantly - it’s about revenge. Other than that, go in blind and enjoy the ride. It's so worth it.
If you love the Original Sinners series by Ms. Reisz you should give this standalone southern gothic a try, but be warned it is different. If you've never read anything by the author, this is a good place to start. She spins exceptional tales and really sucks you in from the first page. And when she spits you out on the other side you might find yourself changed a little bit and most definitely stuck in book hangover land. Just like me right now. ;)
Truly a book to read and something that will go on my ‘best of 2016’ shelf.
**ARC very kindly provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.