Book Review, Book Tour, Mystery/Suspense

Blog Tour – The Vacant House

 About the Book

Vacant House Kindle Cover

Book: The Vacant House

Author: Tamara G. Cooper

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: June 3, 2019

She knows she didn’t do it, but everybody thinks she did.

It all begins when best-selling author Sophie O’Brion is the last person to see a murder victim alive. She looks even more guilty when a woman from her church is beaten, and Sophie was seen with her just hours before. Suddenly, people she has known her entire life begin pointing accusing fingers at her.

Marine Master Sergeant Burke Maguire, an old flame who dumped Sophie years ago, has recently been hired as a police officer in Forman Falls, Texas, and is assigned her case. She doesn’t want his help.

As she gets deeper and deeper into trouble, though, she must rely on him, but trusting him is another matter.

Will they be able to work together, maneuver dangerous twists and turns, and finally clear her name?

A clean romantic suspense novel that grips you from the very beginning and won’t let you go! The Vacant House is an unforgettable adventure. Read it today, if you have plans to stay up all night.


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My Thoughts

I’m fairly certain this was my first introduction to this author.

I was not at all sure what to expect when I began to read.

This book is labeled as romantic suspense, but it is more than that! I found it to have a very unique and interesting sense of humor. (I look forward to reading more by this author, to see if that’s normal for her, or maybe it’s just for this particular series)

Anyway..the story is a suspense story, but things keep happening. To the main character, I mean. First, Sophie is accused by her neighbor of killing his cat. And then, it seems as though the police think she is guilty of this. And all her neighbors turn against her…Say what?! All of this because of a supposed dead cat? Only come to find out….well, yeah, I don’t really want to give spoilers here.

Let’s just say, the odds are stacked against Sophie. But things seem just a little off…

I wanted to keep reading this book, to find out what would happen next.

The level of suspense in this book, well, it wasn’t quite as high as I would have expected from a suspense novel, in all reality, it felt more like a cozy mystery to me. But I did enjoy the twists and turns, the unexpected events and people that kept showing up.

All in all, it was an intriguing read, and I look forward to reading more in this series!

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

About the Author

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Tamara G. Cooper lives in Texas with her husband, three sons, five dogs, and loves writing mysteries with a touch of romance.


More from Tamara

Book 1 of Sophie O’Brion Mysteries introduces us to Sophie O’Brion, a quirky, funny, and reclusive mystery writer who lives in a small town in East Texas. Because Sophie looks at life through a lens of humor, funny moments appear often. There are frightening moments, too, in her quest to clear her name from pointing fingers accusing her of murder and attempted murder. Sophie is vulnerable, yet strong; reclusive, yet kind; funny, yet serious. And she is determined! It doesn’t help that added to all this is the return of her high school sweetheart who dumped her 12 years before to join the Marines. As a new police officer, Burke is assigned her case, but she doesn’t want his help. Sparks fly, trust doesn’t, and love stays comfortably in the past. Will Sophie and Burke be able to save her reputation and re-ignite their love for each other? I hope you enjoy this book! Happy reading!

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Remembrancy, October 11

A Reader’s Brain, October 12

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Moments, October 13

Inklings and notions , October 14

Maureen’s Musings, October 14

My Devotional Thoughts, October 15

HookMeInABook, October 15

Daysong Reflections, October 16



To celebrate her tour, Tamara is giving away a copy of the book and a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

7 thoughts on “Blog Tour – The Vacant House”

  1. Thank you for having me on your blog, Rosalyn. And thank you for the review! Sophie (not Harper) is a different kind of character, for sure. She’s quirky and funny and loves to be alone. But life gets in the way sometimes, doesn’t it, especially when murder accusations come her way! Thanks again! Be blessed!

    1. Oops! I’m sorry I got her name wrong…I went back and fixed it on my review! 🙂 (I have a hard time remembering character’s names…not sure where I got Harper from… 😉 ) Thanks so much, Tamara, for stopping by my blog!!

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