Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Uncorking A Murder - Book Review

Book Overview:

A retired detective short on time is looking to right a wrong in this "Serial meets Gone Girl" thriller. The Uncorking a Murder podcast took the nation by storm. Farrah Graham, the creator and host, struck a nerve with listeners through a ten-episode serial that combined investigative journalism, old fashioned radio drama, and compelling storytelling. The public, not to mention Farrah’s advertisers, are hungry for season two! While Farrah and her partner Melody struggle to agree on a topic for the second season of Uncorking a Murder, their intern takes a call from a retired detective in Ft. Lauderdale pitching his request that the next season focus on a case he was involved with five years earlier. Curious to hear why a retired detective is driven to have a conviction overturned, Farrah follows her curiosity down to Ft. Lauderdale where she uncovers a conspiracy involving a narcissistic CEO and a US Senator willing to do anything to protect their secrets, but will she live long enough to uncork this story?

My Review:

The first book I read by author, Michael Carlon, was All the F*ucks I Cannot Give.  I wrote a review for it on my blog in the latter part of March, and I absolutely loved it.  Since I liked that book so well, I was excited to read Uncorking A Murder by the same author.  

First of all, I caught some similarities between the two books.  For instance, Eddie (after Iron Maiden notoriety) is the name of a car in All the F*ucks I Cannot Give and the name of a dog in Uncorking A Murder.  I thought that was pretty clever.

Uncorking A Murder is a fictional mystery story of corruption, greed, dominance, and vilification.  This is a fast-paced cliffhanger that has a satisfying ending.  I did get confused at times because of so many characters involved, especially a main character who has two personalities.  The book is split into two years, 2011 and 2016.  All in all, I liked this book but was more drawn to the author's witty and off-color writing style in All the F*ucks I Cannot Give.
I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.