Thursday, October 5, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - WHISKEY SOUR by J.A. KONRATH - JACK DANIELS MYSTERY - CONTEMPORARY CRIME

By: J.A. Konrath
Published By: J.A. Konrath
Released: Available Now
Details: Kindle Purchase, 217 Pages

RATING: 5 JACK STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Lieutenant Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself 'The Gingerbread Man' is dumping mutilated bodies in her district. Between avoiding the FBI and its moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Jack and her binge-eating partner, Herb, must catch the maniac before he kills again....and Jack is next on his murder list. Whiskey Sour is full of laugh-out-loud humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense, and it introduces a fun, fully drawn heroine in the grand tradition of Kinsey Millhone, Stephanie Plum, and Kay Scarpetta.



BOOK REVIEW:

OOOooOOh I did love this book.



“You’re the total of all the choices you’ve made in your life, Jack. 


This is what you have because this is what you chose.” 


It took me a little bit in my head to remember Jack Daniels is a female, but once I squared that off, I was buzzing along and so enjoying this book.

I love Stephanie Plum series and have cracked off 14 books, but she is a kinda silly character, which I do enjoy, but Jacqueline aka Jack Daniels (very clever) is a smart Lieutenant. This is very refreshing.

She is forty-six. Her partner, Herb, loves to eat and he is fun.

I loved the whole set up of this first book and the introductions.

J.A. Konrath writes dark and very detailed and it can be gross, but at the same time…I likey! I do love dark reads—but there is also humor and wit.

A great blend. 

Now the villain—The Gingerbread Man—is an extremely dark and violent soul. He is chilling in his plotting and execution. He is what nightmares are made of. I really felt like I was in his very psychotic head. A murderer you wouldn't want targeting you.

Some of the violence is pretty...erm...violent and ewwww, but it does serve the purpose of the reality of this farked up individual.

Now let me get to Harry.

I am not sure what to make of this lad at the moment, but I looked forward to his scenes. It is early days. He is self-centered, a total piggy in his home…OMG!! GAHHH! GROSS!!! EEEPPP!! He really does think of himself…yet… I find myself strangely attracted to him in an unusual way.

Bahahaha.

I don’t think I want to.

If you are a lover of contemporary crime, the likes of Stephanie Plum, Eve Dallas and so many more, the list is long, and you haven’t cracked onto this series…then crack away.

I’m a little intrigued about Harry.

But I don’t know if I want to be.

He needs to clean his home up!

But then there is also Phineas Troutt and I feel he will make me cry one day, so I don’t want to get too attached to him, yet he has the alpha in him—or at least the ability to step up to the plate.




At the other table was a bald guy in jeans and a white T-shirt. He was a few years my junior and looked vaguely familiar.

I picked up a cue from a nearby rack and walked over.

He was hunched over the table, his stick gliding on the solid bridge of his thumb and forefinger, eyeing the cue ball with intense concentration.

“This may sound like a come-on, but haven’t I seen you somewhere before?”




I do highly recommend.

I’ll be reading more in the series as soon as I can.

Go forth and read Whiskey Sour… I feel confident you will like.


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