Author: Tiffany Reisz
Published by: MIRA
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
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.
I did it! I finally read a Tiffany Reisz book, and what a wonderful experience it was!
When Cooper catches Paris stealing his rare million dollar bottle of bourbon, she claims it rightfully belongs to her. But how could the only remaining bottle of Red Thread bourbon belong to her when there isn’t anyone from the Maddox family left? Who exactly is Paris?
I was worried this would be a dull read, but that isn’t the case at all! The Bourbon Thief is a fascinating and haunting tale that’s full of manipulation, secrets, love and heartache. I was completely captivated by the incredible characters and stunning atmosphere from the very beginning.
Reisz did a superb job weaving this story through past and present while masterfully unfolding the mystery. It was near impossible to put this book down! It was intoxicating. I needed to know what would happen next and how it was all connected. It was difficult to let go of the characters in the end, but it was pulled together beautifully and left me thoroughly satisfied.
Overall, The Bourbon Thief is an impressive read that I couldn’t get enough of. I hope to read more of this author’s work soon!