Alice...forever bad

Rated 3.40/5 based on 5 reviews
Putting a finger on how Alice became a serial killer was haunting Detective John Strout. His gut told him she wasn't a murderer, but the evidence was proof positive that she was a serial killer. Not only was she a killer, but the most cunning and evil person he had ever run across. More
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Words: 96,470
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301710034
About Joan Y Perkins

I am a native Texan and currently live just outside of Austin, Texas.

Favorite quote by an author:

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway

You cannot force the muse. If you do, you will only crank out garbage. It should be a joy to write.

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Review by: christine spawton on Sep. 25, 2014 :
SO, um, what happened to the rest of the story ... it was OK as far as it got, but you can't just end a book mid story .... can you?
very bizzar, very, very freeking annoying, i use my time to read a flamin book without an end and no explanation .... anyone know what happened after the 'dog lay shivering in the back seat.
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Review by: Qhaddafy on Aug. 28, 2013 :
Great cover, nice prologue. I hate Alice (smart? Nah, she's just lucky). The main plot is relatively easy to guess, despite all those twists, somewhat remind me of soap operas. Love its point-of-view: viewed from multiple perspective, but each contributes different details to one single event (i.e, in the ambulance chase). But hate its inconclusive ending.

It has minor problems though. A few typos, a few inconsistencies (i.e, Mike's action in hospital), names problems (i.e: Alice in Buff Billiard slapping who?). And there should be a clear sign whenever the point-of-view changed.
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Review by: Carrie Stapleton on Feb. 23, 2013 : (no rating)
Joan you did a really good job with creating your Characters and the story line just moved along that I couldn't put down my Tab II. The Story Flowed giving us mystery, with some of the answers yet leaving enough that we still wanted to read more. The way you ended with Alice leaving with the dog is keeping me hanging on the edge of my set for the next book. Well done!! I give it two thumbs up!!!!
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Review by: Dwain House on Feb. 14, 2013 :
Alice had my attention right away! There is not a boring moment and I caught myself losing track of time. A good read for someone who doesn't read often! I'm hooked!
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Review by: Nora Lee on Jan. 13, 2013 :
I can't think of another story where the writing and editing is a bad as in Alice...forever bad. The words RESIDENCE, PICTURE and SITE are used for RESIDENTS, PITCHER, and SIGHT. Dialog and narrative run together without quotation marks, the sentence structure is poor and wordy, and past and present tense are continually mixed. The writing is stiff and needs more contractions to soften it, and every error in editing that can be made has been. Plus, extra and missing words abound. At the beginning of the story, Alice, a petite woman, has a semiautomatic pistol with an attached silencer stuck down the back of her pants with a T shirt pulled down over it. Can you image a bulky object ten to twelve inches long stuck in a small shapely woman's britches all day, in a bar, and no one noticed? Shortly after that she kills four men in her apartment, one with a meat cleaver. I thought the story was to be serious, but it became sillious. (I realize sillious is not a word but it fits the mood of the book's editing.) But somehow after all this the story got interesting. The overall plot and sub-plots could be salvaged by a good editor. And no, I am not an editor, but I do recognize terrible writing. The book sounds as if the writer finished the last sentence and published it without rereading it.
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Review by: j g on Jan. 08, 2013 :
This is a great read! Joan Y Perkins has you at the edge of your seat. I started reading it one Saturday afternoon and couldn't put it down, I finished it Monday night. I am ready for the next book. Definately a must read.
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