• Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door

  • By: Lucy Score
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,126 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Superb

So I don’t love ALL of Lucy Score’s books, because they CAN be a bit slow. But the ones I liked, I LOVE. She writes romance about adults who act like adults, ever the relationships grow out of the individuals’ growth that becomes a natural flow into the couple. This book is, by far, my favorite. It’s definitely going into my all time favorites. So much fun, love the couple, love all the cooky side characters. I really, REALLY hope she makes it into a series of delightful psychic crime solving fun and romance!

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great listen

this story cracked me up. between the crazy neighbors and hot as heck Nick, definitely recommend this one

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Funny read

Great narration. I would have rather had a duet, but still great.
This isn’t a typical Lucy Score book, but that’s one of the many reasons I love her writing. She has such a variety of styles and tropes. She has something for everyone. This was kind of a return to the humor that’s closer to the Blue Moon series, but not exactly. I think fans of the Stephanie Plum series (like me) will love this one. It’s RomCom with a side of suspense, or suspense with a side of RomCom. I laughed so many times while trying to solve the mystery.

Nick and Riley are such a fun duo with lots of chemistry. The reluctant psychic bit was the perfect addition to the storyline. The P.I. business was a great outlet for everything. So many things could happen for any future books. Hint, hint. As always there’s plenty of witty banter and shenanigans. Riley has the best neighbors. I might want to be Mrs Penny when I grow up. I’m not going to tell who did it. You’ll have to read it yourself to find out. I would have preferred less of a slow burn and more bedroom time.

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Wonderful

I loved this book and if possible even more loved this audible ❣️❣️so much action, it just never stops ❣️can’t wait for more

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Hilarious romance come alive

Great audio performance by Ms. Duke! She did Lucy's writing justice by bringing the quirky, crazy characters to life! Loved it!

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Lots of Fun!

I enjoyed this book about a family of psychics and murder. The characters were hilarious and eccentric, the story line held my attention throughout the entire book and the romance was sweet. The ending was good and it left an opening for another book, I hope. Nathalie Duke was exceptional as the narrator and I hung on her every word. This was a long audio book and I loved, it's well worth a credit.

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Versatile narration

Incredible story full of laughs and vivid descriptions. I was able to visualize the story as I listened. The narrator was suburb. Her number of voices was just fantastic and added to the enjoyment of the story. I can’t wait for the sequel.

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FUN, FUN, FUN!

Lucy Score is INCREDIBLe! This books brings Lots of color, incredible, vivid scenes, and characters that ranged from gut-busting funny to dead serious about murder! I really don’t know how to describe the scenes, the characters and the dialogue between characters other than stellar. I’m an Audible fan, and I have to say the narration was SUPERB! No spoilers coming from me! Thank you Lucy and thank you Natalie Duke!!!!💕💕 P.S. I hope, hope, hope this turns into a series! I’m a huge fan!!

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Wow!

I loved this book! I don’t know how Natalie Duke kept all the characters and voices straight but it was amazing! She totally brought the book to life! I highly recommend it!

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Lucy Score, You've Done It Again!

I loved this book when it came out, but listening to it was even better!

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  • 05-06-22

Awesome book

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this paranormal romance. Certainly not the wonderful humour, great characters and hilarious plot. The twists and turns were compelling to read. Fab narration too. Can’t wait to read the next book now.

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  • Roobarb
  • 04-22-22

Why did I wait?

A funny, pacey, rediculous, crazy story and well worth a read.

I put this aside for so long kept thinking it wasn't for me, I'm regretting that now, I loved it and am now stopping wringing so I can 'read' the next.

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  • Jab
  • 10-17-21

Whacky fun story

Fun romantic comedy with a whacky cast of characters and plot.
The narrator was superb and really brought the story to life.

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  • Jan
  • 08-18-21

Brilliant, freshing, entertaining

Absolutely loved it.

Funny, entertaining, great characters.

I can't wait to read more Riley Thorne books there was never a dull moment.

A psychic in denial of her gifts who then witnesses a murder she foresaw. A hot investigator on the case. Geriatric neighbours that are so hilariously entertaining. Car chases, and lots lots more. Absolutely brilliant

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  • Gill
  • 03-23-21

Brilliant

I loved this book, and can’t wait for the next book in the series that Lucy is writing. The narrator was excellent

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  • 03-15-21

Fabulously fun

I love everything Lucy Score writes and this is no exception.
A great romantic comedy caper.
Lovely narration by Natalie Duke.

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  • Lola'sReads
  • 07-19-21

Another fun romp by Lucy Score

I have only recently discovered Lucy Score’s books, but what a find. This book is my favourite so far. Quirky characters, some absolute laugh out loud bits and just an overall fun and enjoyable read/listen. And I LOVE Natalie Duke’s narration! Thanks for bringing the characters to life!
Can’t wait for the next book in the series to come to Audible!

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 07-02-21

Fun Story

I loved the crazy household Riley lived in.
I liked the way she cared for them all, even the dead guy next door.
How Nick managed to stay sane in such a zany bunch, shows his brave character.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-18-21

Favourite Lucy Score Novel

This was a fun and saucy narrative with really enjoyable characters. I love the tone and vocal skills of the narrator too. One I look forward to listening too again in time when I have forgotten parts of the story.

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  • Di
  • 04-03-21

entertainment plus

one again Lucy Score has done it. a laugh out loud rom-com with a twist. well narrated and performed. more more more Riley Thorn please!!!!