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(Bruce Kohler #2)
Pub. Date: 10/13/2009
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Rating: Liked it ♥
This was free Kindle book (I think, either that or a bargain Kindle book). I mainly got it because it is set in NYC. It was a rather quick read.
It’s the second in a series, which I didn’t realize but there was enough information about the characters that I wasn’t lost. Bruce Kohler is a recovering alcoholic, the book is told from his perspective. His friends are a guy he used to drink with that is now also a recovering alcoholic and Bruce’s sponsor and this friend’s girlfriend who is an Al-Anon sponsor (I didn’t know Al-Anon had sponsors but it makes sense). One of the members in Al-Anon is the suspect in her abusive boyfriends murder.
I would almost call this a cozy murder, if I knew what cozy murder meant, but I think it might be a little hard-edged for that considering the number of women in here who have abusive boyfriends. The investigation Bruce and his friends conduct seems to consist mainly of them going to Brooklyn to get cannoli while asking family members vague questions.
Meanwhile, Bruce’s ex keeps calling him and he goes running, trying to please her while at the same time trying to get her away from her abusive boyfriend/drug dealer.
A quick enjoyable read.