Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door

Lucy Score

Language: English

Published: Aug 27, 2020


Product Description

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.


Jess Moro, Frolic Media Journalist ~ "I would read Lucy Score's grocery list. Her books are filled with charming characters that make you fall in love with not just the MC's but the whole merry band of side characters. A rom com that will keep you in stitches, it also has a mystery element woven through it. Not only will the story keep you on your toes but you have to look out for those elderly roommates too!"

When Kit Reads ~ "Honestly, I'm not sure if I'm reading a book or watching a sitcom."

Professor Romance ~ "Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door is a wild ride, a rollercoaster ride, and a professional boxing match of witticisms all wrapped up into one."

Book Addict Romance Blog ~ "Quirky, foolhardy, and riotously funny, Riley Thorn is a definite must read!"

Story Lovers Society ~ "If you are looking for a book that's a little different than your typical rom-com then try this one. As with most of this author's books, you will get a whole gang of funny, crazy characters that get into some zany situations. There is chemistry between these two from the start, but their story is a slow burn. I recommend this sweet, funny, wacky story."

NovelMomma ~ "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."

Bookish_kayy ~ "Reminiscent of the Stephanie Plum series, but with a fresh take, I giggled my way through Riley Thorn's reluctant psychic abilities & her disaster filled life. Add in a bit of that classic Score charm, and this one is a hit. I can't wait to see it his crew get up to more shenanigans!"

Amity Book Blog ~ "Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door totally gave me Plum vibes and I was here for it! Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5"

Trish Cloud's Reviews ~ "Lucy has more than proven she's got this rom-com mystery thing locked down tight. And I say CHEERS to more Riley Thorn and rom-com mysteries!!"

Closet Romance Reader ~ "Nick and Riley were perfection! The two of them had so much chemistry, it flew off the pages. Get ready for the craziest read of 2020!"

Jeeves Reads Romance ~ "If you're in the mood for a low angst, high humor, zany kind of romance, then look no further."

Kari's Book Reviews and Revelations ~ "The characters are so much fun, their interactions are humorous and hot as this story delivers everything you could want and more."

Kindled Souls ~ "This book is an excellent starting point for a Riley Thorn mystery series."

Live Through Books Blog ~ "I knew Lucy Score could write the hell out of a contemporary romance. I did not know she could write an outstanding paranormally tinged romantic comedy/suspense, but that's exactly what she did with Riley Thorn. It's laugh out loud hilarious, the tension between Riley and Nick is yummy, and the secondary characters are as fabulous as the two leads. I am so excited for more Riley and Nick and co.'s shenanigans."

Read With Rach ~ "I couldn't put this book down. It was super funny. I loved Riley and Nick so much. The secondary characters were so zany. In some books that takes away from the story but I really feel like they made this story that much better."

Romance Reviewed ~ "This is a new and interesting side of Lucy Score's writing! I've come to expect a hilarious rom-com from the author, but this is part rom-com, part madcap noir. It's full of sexual tension, adventure, mystery, and tons of funny laugh out loud moments! There's a Stephanie Plum vibe, but funnier and sexier."

Elles Book Blog ~ "This book is not only hilarious, but it comes off as wholly unique as I haven't discovered a book where the female lead is a psychic. When you add romance and a little suspense into this mix you you'll find that this is one of those books you can't put down!"

Bookish Stacy ~ "A unique story line, great cast of characters, tons of laugh-out-loud moments, and some mystery and suspense all come together to make this fun, romantic comedy one that you don't want to miss!"

Love Shack Romance ~ "Luscious Nick is a delightful foil for Riley and his bemused reactions to Riley's gift and her fellow housemates provide a heady cocktail of laughter for the reader."

Nicole's Book Musings ~ "The suspense & mystery will have you flipping the pages and the heart will keep you ensnared."

Canadian Girl Book Blog ~ "Nick and Riley's relationship is a slow burn with lots of laugh out loud banter and sexual tension as they try to avoid their attraction to each other. There is a big cast of characters that are all quirky in their own right. This is a long but good beginning to what is shaping up to be an unusual but funny series."

The Power of Three Readers ~ "My stomach & sides hurt from this hilarious story that held my attention from the jump but let me set the stage for this wild ride!"

StarAngel's Reviews ~ "I had so much fun reading this story of Riley and Nick! It had a bunch of everything thrown in and wrapped up nicely into a fantastic book! This author had me laughing with every page I turned and the secondary characters were just as important and lovable."

Deeply Love Reading ~ "Riley and Nick's attraction are fell off the pages."

About That Story ~ "Holy hysterical Batman! This was so freaking FUN to read!"

Kiss The Pages ~ "Ok so don't read this in public because it is absolutely hilarious!"

Dog-Eared Daydreams ~ "This was F-U-N to the nth degree. Lucy Score has obviously proven time and again that she's more than adept at writing bestselling romantic comedies, but this newest book of hers had that extra touch of something special, and I was all in for every single bit of it."

Curly Bibliophagist ~ "The characters are awesome, especially the secondary ones. This book has it all; laughter, tears, intrigue... I can't recommend this book highly enough. Just make sure you don't start reading it before bedtime or you'll wind up with a book hangover in the morning."

Melena Reads ~ "Lucy's writing is always snappy and fun with a well paced plot. I believe this is one of her longest books, but I was drawn in from page one and it flew by."

The Romantic Rush Blog ~ "Just delightfully and cleverly zany, this outside of the box story is quirky, heartfelt, engrossing, and smashingly entertaining. I laughed out loud page after page. Mystery, romance, crazy characters, and ample swoon- its the full Lucy Score experience and then some!"