Monday, October 2, 2017

My Nails and My Book Review - Death on Tap by Ellie Alexander


Title: Death on Tap
Series: Sloan Krause Mystery #1
Author: Ellie Alexander

Goodreads Summary: When Sloan Krause walks in on her husband, Mac, screwing the barmaid, she gives him the boot. Sloan has spent her life in Leavenworth, Washington becoming an expert in brewing craft beer, and she doesn’t have time to be held back by her soon-to-be ex-husband. She decides to strike out on her own, breaking away from the Krause family brewery, and goes to work for Nitro, the hip new nano-brewery in the Bavarian-themed town. Nitro’s owner, brewmaster Garrett Strong, has the brew-world abuzz with his newest recipe, “Pucker-Up IPA.” This place is the new cool place in town, and Mac can’t help but be green with envy at their success.

But just as Sloan is settling in to her new gig, she finds one of Nitro’s competitors dead in the fermenting tub, clutching the secret recipe for the IPA. When Mac, is arrested, Sloan knows that her ex might be a cheater, but a murderer? No way. Danger is brewing in Beervaria and suddenly Sloan is on the case.

My Review: **I voluntarily read this ARC**

The mystery was great, but there was too much information on beer and not enough plot. It caused the pacing of the book to drag in parts, and I found myself wanting to skip parts to get back to the mystery. I did love the setting. It sounds like a fun and quirky town.

My Manicure: I borrowed a manicure from the book for today's look. I used Sinful Colors Black on Black, Zoya Renee and Zoya Pippa. The German flag was freehanded, which was trickier than I expected. Straight lines on a curved surface are hard!


1 comment:

  1. Great review! I just read another review that said there wasn't enough on the plot. I'm really looking forward to this one and hopefully the series will pick up in the next book.