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Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour - J.A. Konrath Whiskey Sour is more style than substance. The lead character Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels has a colorful personality to go along with her colorful name. She starts off the novel stewing about losing her boyfriend to his personal trainer, and fighting a bout of insomnia that leads her to spending ridiculous money on late night home shopping. Almost secondary to all of this backdrop is the case that she’s on, where she and her partner are chasing after a serial killer called the Gingerbread Man.

Konrath shows that he’s a good writer stylistically. The writing is enjoyable. There are, however, some serious flaws in this novel. For one thing the plot is ridiculous with plot holes the size of the Hoover Dam. The killer is so poorly drawn that he is almost comical. Some parts of the book are hard to take. I wouldn’t say that these flaws kill the novel, but they certainly bring it down.

Carl Alves – author of Blood Street