Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review Big Numbers by:Jack Getze

Title: Big Numbers
Author: Jack Getze
Publisher: Down & Out Books
Pages: 204
Series: Austin Carr Mystery #1
Format: ebook
Source: Book Tour
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | Amazon

Description:

Root for divorced dad Austin Carr, a funny, oversexed scamp who'll use anything and everything to get his kids back. Think Bugs Bunny with guns and a penis.
                           
Divorced dad Austin Carr wakes up every day in a beat-up camper, parked on someone else’s private property. Why? Because his alimony and child support payments were established by New Jersey’s family court system when his income was double, and for the last two years he has failed to earn the legally mandated monthly nut. He’s had his savings drained, his Maxima repossessed, his salary attached, and his visiting rights suspended. He bought the twelve-year-old Chevy pick-up with the rusty camper for $800 last month because another landlord tossed his butt in the street. Will stretching the rules, his own morals, and the boundaries of common sense raise the cash needed to get his kids back? Or will his bad behavior set him up for a nasty double-cross? Find out if Austin can redeem himself and win back his children.

My Thoughts:

This book was definitely different then your cozy mysteries we come to read and love, not that there isn't anything to love about the dysfunctional Austin Carr.  His life is a mess he lives in a camper that he parks at the local bar and is fighting to see his kids and running from the law when his ex-wife spots him.

When he finds out his only loaded client is about to die of terminal cancer, he ends up hooking up with his client's hot wife.  When she starts getting him to do things he knows he shouldn't he thinks with the wrong head and pursues whatever she wants.  This book was everything opposite of a cozy mystery.

It definitely had humor, and alot of head shaking at the luck that Carr is given.  He stumbles in and out of hospitals so much he should have them on a monthly fee.  But everything he does in the end is to be reunited with his children.  Every bad choice is to get Carr one step closer to his kids.  Which I can value as many would do just about anything to keep our kids in our lives.  I think alot of people will love the situations that Austin gets himself into and watching him wiggle his way out of!

1 shout outs:

Austin Carr said...

Thanks for joining the tour, Paula. I hope my adventures gave you some laughs.