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Review: IQ by Joe Ide



Blurb from Goodreads:
A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.  
East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. 
They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. 
This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes. 
My Review:
 
Oh IQ! He is my new favorite tragic hero. Seriously. This was such a fun book to read -- I laughed out loud several times and was also continually intrigued. When I finished this book, I was honestly sad it was over and I haven't felt that way in a LONG time.  This is another mystery told intercalary but you know what I loved most about this?  We find out so much about IQ by learning about his past and what makes him tick and yet, I still want to know more.  Because of this, I really hope this is the start of a series.  I, for one, can't wait to read about the next mystery IQ will solve and also to find out more about him. This was funny, well thought out and written in such a way that it was so easy and a joy to read. 

I think (HOPE) that this is going to be a series -- I am definitely ready for more IQ! Definitely recommend this one to fans of Elmore Leonard or fans of witty mystery-- this had a bit of Psych feel as well! IQ comes out today on October 18, 2016, and you can purchase HERE.
"I'm an up-and-comer, you know what I'm sayin'? I was born to be a celebrity. I should have the spotlight all over me." 
"Spotlight all over you -- for what?" Isaiah said.   
"What do you mean for what?  That Kardashian girl's booty could fit inside my booty and you talking about for what. You know she made thirty million last year?" 
Isaiah knew other girls who felt that way. Somehow believing a big booty was like owning real estate or having a college degree, something you could put on a job application.  

Comments

  1. AHHHH!!! YES! This has been on my TBR for ages now and I am so THRILLED it's sooooo good!

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  2. Just added to my TBR! I love that it made you laugh and kept you intrigued. Great review!

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  3. Love when you (finally) get that fantastic read you've been hoping for. Really hope this will become a series!

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  4. Sounds like a great start to a series! It kind of reminds me of a series by Jonathan Kellerman that I used to read.

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  5. Oh this sounds like a fun premise. Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Eva! :)

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  6. Thank you one and all! It's my first book and it's heartening to hear from real readers who have no other agenda than to enjoy the experience. I'm working on Book 2 so if you have any suggestions, complaints, comments, negative or otherwise do send them along. joeidebooks@yahoo.com. Again, many thanks

    Joe Ide

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