Thursday, July 19, 2007

Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath

Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath

Never judge a book by its cover. Everything about this book is deceiving. The cover looks like it's going to be a cozy mystery or at the very least something very Janet Evanovich-like. The name of the quirky character (Jack Daniels) makes you think it's going to be a fun mystery. But when you start reading, it's some serious sick shit. The murderer rapes, kills, maims, stabs, shoots, and anything else gross you could possibly think of.
But still, there is a bit of a Stephanie Plum type feel to the book. The characters play off each other very well and there are quite a few funny moments in the book. Jack is an actual professional though so she knows what she is doing and doesn't blunder through life like Plum does.
Without the play on words and the chemistry between the characters, this book would be just average. But because there is that extra something, it turns out to be quite a good book.
There are three more books in this series. I'm quite interested to see where Lunch Mates (the dating service) takes Jack, as well as reading about her fun relationship with her partner on the force. Who knows, maybe she'll even get a promotion!




Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I liked this one a lot but was only lukewarm about the second. I still need the third before I decide fully.

Camille Alexa said...

I keep hearing about these. Thanks for the review.