Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Title: The Bourbon Thief
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Mira (June 28, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
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. 







Dark, gritty, twisted, disturbing, and wholly entertaining are just a few words that can be used to describe the experience of reading The Bourbon Thief

It was mesmerizing and hard to put down, with a tale that was both as chilling as it was satisfying to see how it all ended and came together. A tale like no other I have ever experienced nor read.

A tale that leaves you wondering what it wrong with you because you both liked it and hated it. Were repulsed by it and yet weirdly drawn to it as well. 

Reisz did an amazing job weaving a story of deception, lies, mystery, horrors, sorrow, heartache, and so much more. One that will stick with you long after the pages have been read and the mystery unveiled and laid open for all the world to see. 

This truly was exactly what I was hoping it would be and definitely worth the hype. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

43 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing, Ali! I love that you loved and hated it at the same time and I'm very curious about why now.
    Great review!

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    1. Gah so much craziness Nick! It was hard to stomach some of it but yet it really was captivating.

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  2. I'm on the waiting list for the audio at the library (I had to request they purchase the audio). I can't wait to try it. I loved her Original Sinners series. I'm excited to see where she goes next.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  3. Oh, what is it about Bourbon family legacies? I'm waiting for JR Ward's Angel Share (which comes out next week), the installment to her Bourbon Kings series. I have a feeling I would like Tiffany Reisz's contribution to this up and coming obsession. :)

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    1. Yes, I definitely think you will like this too Joy, kind of like that one but even more ickiness if you can imagine it.

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  4. YES...I loved the way she chose to deliver the tale. It's dark elements, forbidden romance and the story about the bottle just pulled me in!

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    1. Yes Kim! I loved it too because you were just as curious about the narrator as you were about her story.

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  5. Well color me intrigued Ali!!! I wouldn't have guessed this one was dark and twisted based on the cover, and now of course I want to know everything that happens:) Can't wait to read it!

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    1. You'll like it Jenny, it's really hard not to despite all the bad stuff.

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  6. I love the sound of this book. It made me laugh when it's over bourbon, but their you. That's called creative writing right there. Great review.

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    1. Trust me, the story is so much more than bourbon. ;)

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  7. You had all kinds of emotions reading this book. I am very intrigued and that cover is just so beautiful. Guess all that red is for good reason.

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    1. The red is definitely for a good reason, this definitely isn't a fairytale. ;)

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  8. Oh Ali I have this in my library and your review just raised up on the pile :) Thanks

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    1. Yay! You are going to love it Debbie. ;)

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  9. ha, well that's an interesting reaction to it!! It wasn't on my radar before, but now it totally is! Lovely review. xo

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    1. Thanks Lola and I'm glad I could put it on your radar because it really is unique. ;)

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  10. Can't wait to read this! It's currently on hold at the library.

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    1. Yay! You will love it, so twisted but oh so fun too.

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  11. Disturbing and entertaining, plus your 4 & 1/2 stars is pretty much all I need! I have to get my hands on this one.

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    1. I think you'll really like this one Maja. ;)

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  12. That cover is so pretty ^^ I don't read a lot of mystery / thrillers but this sounds like it's worth reading !
    Lovely review :)

    "Book Addict"

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    1. It does have a great cover and is definitely hiding all the bad inside. :P

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  13. I loved your review. Loved and hated it..lol A million dollar bottle of wine? I can't even imagine.

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  14. I've wanted to read this author for a while now. I like that this is a standalone too. Lovely review!!

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    1. I'm really loving stand alone lately, there is something satisfying in knowing everything will be over and resolved by the end.

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  15. Dang it, Ali! You made me go download this. Sigh. You're awful. lol.

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    1. Kim is to blame! She made me do it to begin with. :P

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  16. Wow, this sounds intense!! Yup, you've done it again... now I HAVE to read this!! LOL

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    1. It was pretty intense. ;) I hope you love it!

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  17. Ooh it's set in Kentucky? How nice! Glad to see you really liked this one!

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  19. I almost passed out a million dollar bottle of bourbon, haha. I'm glad you enjoyed this one!

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  20. Ali, this is such a good review. I am so intrigued.

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    1. This is pretty intense and can be graphic but it really was such a good mystery. ;)

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  21. We are going on a road trip this week so I down loaded it for my listening pleasure! I'm excited! Great review!

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    1. Eeek be careful Becca, there are heated moments, definitely not for small ears!

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  22. I tried her other series and it wasn't for me but I'm thinking maybe this one would work better for me. Hmmmm! You tempt! You tempt! lol

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