Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love

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Charlie, who has never found anything he doesn’t like to talk about, and Jignesh, a quiet, overweight East Indian business manager and embezzler, meet through a gay dating site. They don’t have much in common, and it seems they won’t see each other again, but then fate throws them together in ways unimaginable. Jignesh, annoyed by a young office intern who teases him, sits on her until she dies. Needing to ditch the body, he calls Charlie and arranges to buy a freezer he has for sale. With no place to put the freezer, it stays at Charlie’s place. Nosy Charlie sees the body, and when another body appears soon after, Charlie becomes concerned.

Carlos Allende has written a very strange and complex story of murder, mayhem, and maybe a little madness, filled with wacky characters, lots of dark humor, and some pretty unbelievable situations. Told mostly from the two points of view of Charlie and Jignesh, readers come to know these flawed characters and their foibles only too well. The writing is fresh and the story is very compelling. There are a lot of moments readers will want to look away, but it’s impossible to put the book down.

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Author Carlos Allende
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 312 pages
Publisher Red Hen Press
Publish Date 21-Jun-2022
ISBN 9781636280356 Buy this Book
Issue July 2022
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller