New Release and Review: Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet by Lucy Score

Title: Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet

Author: Lucy Score
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 7, 2021
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.


What do you get when you combine a romantic comedy, a who-done-it mystery, and a touch of paranormal?  You get another fantastic, quirky, laugh-out-loud story from Lucy Score.  I know it may seem odd to mix all these genres together, but trust me it works!  This book has some crazy and wacky characters that you will just fall in love with.  If you’ve read the first Riley Thorn book, then all your favorites are back.  But if you haven’t read it, that’s ok.  You do not need to read the other one to thoroughly enjoy this one.  But I do need to caution you, you will want to go read the other one immediately after!  This book is a little less steamy as some of this author’s other books, but it is so hilarious and so captivating, that you do not miss the steam at all.  The mystery will have you guessing the whole way through the book.  It’s a fun and light read.  Perfect for summer!  Go make this book next on your TBR list!

“This story was totally entertaining with awesome banter, fantastic wit, fun mysteries, and a quirky but loveable cast of characters. I had a blast reading this!’ ~ Gretchen (About That Story)

Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. Small town contemporary rom-coms are her lady jam and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after.


Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat.

In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.

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