Drink, Dance, Divorce

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
334 Pages
Reviewed on 12/17/2021
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Drink, Dance, Divorce is a captivating murder mystery novel by Charles Alworth. Waltz Charleston, a womanizing dance instructor, finds it difficult to maintain his composure in front of his beautiful sister-in-law, Lala. Working with his controlling brother Jazz in their dance studio, Waltz finds himself in a living hell when a series of increasingly bizarre events turn his life upside down. First, someone poisons Jazz's beloved pet chihuahua, Cha-Cha. Then a guest instructor has his big toe cut off, and finally, Jazz is poisoned during a party, leading to his hospitalization and eventual death. Seeing no other options, Waltz seeks the services of Hook 'Em Harns, a private investigator who specializes in divorce cases. When he becomes the prime suspect, he only has a reluctant Hook 'Em helping him clear his name.

A fast-paced murder mystery thriller with numerous twists and turns, Drink, Dance, Divorce feels like a wild rollercoaster of a ride. With a meticulously crafted web of a plot, author Charles Alworth keeps your eyes glued to the pages until the end. There is a healthy dose of gallows humor sprinkled throughout the plot, which makes the book an absolute blast to go through. The characters are quirky and colorful, with distinct personalities that make them compelling to read. Hook 'Em and Waltz's tumultuous dynamic provides plenty of entertainment, and any scene involving Lala had me in stitches. In tone, Drink, Dance, Divorce matches the Hollywood hit Knives Out. If you're a fan of murder mysteries with dark humor, I highly recommend it.