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Stirred (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels/Luther Kite Thriller)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2013
Ludicrously violent, outrageously unbelievable plot. I did finish it just because I hate not to finish a book. Too bad it's so ridiculous because the character of Jack Daniels is very likable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2013
Again great for the reader who loves blood, gore and serial killers. As for myself, I prefer the suspense and intrigue in he hunt.
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on August 17, 2012
The only reason I didn't give this book a one star was because the gauntlet/finale that Jack Daniels has to run was a lot of fun. That was the bright spot of this book. It was the bright spot of Konrath's affiliation with Crouch. I don't mean to pick on the guy, but I can't help but see a pattern. I've read all of Konrath's works, and I discern a significant difference in the works he does with Crouch. That difference is a depressing darkness that leaves me unhappy to have read the work in the first place. I know this sounds crazy considering some of Konrath's solo works feature in-bred incestual matriarchs, a toe sucking psychopath, and more cannibalism that Dr. Lecture could shake a stick at. But there is something redeeming and endearing about those works. In my opinion, it's because there is a thread of goodness and perseverance against evil that wins in the end. The bloodthirstyness, while gratuitous, also serves a purpose in developing the story. That thread is missing in their collaborative works, and it loses me as a reader. Stirred is slightly better just because Jack Daniels is in it, but simply read Draculas or any of the Serial short stories to see what I'm talking about.

With Crouch, I feel that is missing. Luther Kite is a great example. He is a monster without any hook that brings me in as a reader. More than that, he's just plain boring. He kills like a robot with no real rhyme, reason, or motivation. He's a straw man bad guy, a one dimensional boogie man. Jack deserved a richer foe for her finale.

The final, major complaint I have has to do with the end. WARNING: SPOILERS TO FOLLOW. The authors promised that only one would survive. Heck, that tag line is still up on Amazon as I write this. But guess what? Both Jack and Luther make it out alive!! They have a way to technically satisfy their promise (someone else dies), but it's a gimmick and a punt. That's the problem with a collaborative work, neither one of the authors wanted to be the one to kill off their golden goose. The end of this story leaves open the possibility of other Jack or Luther books. They claim this is the final one in each of their series, but they already broke one promise, so why not another? If the money's right, I'd expect to see more of them in the future. Here's to hoping they'll do them individually...
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on November 13, 2014
I liked most the tongue-in-cheek self-references, such as wondering what kind of creepy person would write horrific murder novels. The banter between the characters, while funny, became annoying at time when it just went on and on like a bad sophomoric joke - get me back to the storyline!

I really wanted to like this book (I'd finished Shaken before it), but: there's brave and there's stupid, and I can't stand reading about stupid characters, esp. when (1) they're supposed to be such brilliant detectives as Jack Daniels and (2) she happens to be a very pregnant woman, whose instincts are apparently anything but protective, and instead manages to run around with a huge belly after a homicidal maniac? Do the writers truly know what it's like to be pregnant, even one without the usual 'motherly' instincts?

Luther ends up being much more interesting, in his sick way, and certainly more intelligent so far

So I stopped, In spite of having read a good chunk of the book, trying to read a bit more anyway, and obviously missing the end, the moment Jack and her pals falls into LK's trap, without so much as protective gear (given that colleagues had just been gassed, duh!), convinced LK doesn't want to hurt her.
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on May 18, 2015
To much blood & guts. While I have read all of the previous "Jack Daniels" books and for the most part enjoyed them, I have also felt they each have increased in the level of violence (blood & guts) and contain less & less humor.

"Stirred" I feel goes to the excess, to the point I stopped reading and returned the book to Amazon for a refund. I did not expect an English type of novel but then I thought the plot should be more than the bad guy (s) are out to get (kill) Jack and most of the story line involves creative way to kill innocent people in the most horrific way, with a tremendous amount of blood & guts involved.

To think Jack could have just stopped the whole plot by just getting rid of her cell phone. But then that would not have helped sales.
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on April 5, 2015
Glad it was free book, as always have to read every book to the end. Read all the other Jack Daniels books, even gave one five stars, and like the character. But she had absolutely no regard for her unborn child or the people who cared about her, until to the end. Repeated mention of iPhone and iPod, iPad was irritating. Also Amazon, Kindle and authors that put their books on Amazon was put down. This book full of violence, grisly torture and terror. Don't waste your time. Gave two stars, one for each writer for their efforts.
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on October 5, 2012
Bought as a Kindle Daily Deal, and it was just OK. I found myself forcing myself to finish. It is a formula I seem to find over and over - female cop (or ex-cop) with an obsessed stalker serial killer, gobs or IMO ridiculous violent acts, then this big long cat and mouse game at the end. I gave it 2 stars instead of 3 because it seemed like such a common formula. I read other reviews saying it tied together a bunch of earlier open threads, so perhaps if I'd read the previous books I'd like this one better.
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on January 7, 2015
Sorry, but Jack Daniels being very pregnant and uncaring about whether or not her eclampsia might hurt the baby…well that was just too far out for me. It almost ruined the book, especially because battling a psychopath like Luther Kite is not just mildly sickening but also difficult for me to see Jack doing in her condition. Okay, so I read the book because Crouch always has an intensity that makes it hard to put the book away, even if it puts you off.
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on July 27, 2014
I have read several of the other "Jack Daniels" books not necessarily in order and liked them. I like Jacks character as a strong woman but I liked this particular book least of all. It was just "too much" some of the scenes seemed contrived to just gross the reader out or shock. The fact that she is 8 months pregnant with complications and running around like she does is totally unbelievable. Too bad up till now I had liked this series
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on May 9, 2014
this is getting more disgusting. like jack Daniels character, but content is not a thrill to try and use my deductive reasoning as much as murder and gore.
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