Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Reviews: Joe Cafe

Sunday Reviews Week 9

 Joe Cafe

Joe Cafe surprised me on so many levels, in a good way.

A grisly murder at Joe Cafe shakes up an otherwise quiet town.  We meet Michael, the police officer investigating the murder, the task sending him into a downward spiral that makes him question his life, and possibly his sanity.  The story also follows the murderer and his hostage, Sara, who gives him his first reason to consider changing his ways.  To round out the story, we have Dogan, wanting Sara back and enlisting the mob to help him do so.

Yeah, it all seems a bit crazy. And it is.  And it's incredibly fun.  Dark, gritty, and violent, but fun.

JD Mader is a master of delving into the minds of his characters, each one unique and full of inner torment. The characterization takes the forefront in Joe Cafe, though the common story between the characters will pull you along this twisted journey, making it hard to put down. What appears to be a typical crime drama or mystery in the first chapters quickly turns into something much more.

Following these characters as they are thrust into a situation that makes them question everything they've done and everything they are makes this an enjoyable read from beginning to end. You never quite know where JD Mader is going to take you in Joe Cafe, but you can be sure it is somewhere dark and twisted in the minds of this book's varied cast.

I 100% recommend Joe Cafe (unless you can't stomach a fair bit of language, violence, and a writing style that pulls no punches.) 


Joe cafe is available on Amazon.

Find out more about J.D. Mader:


  1. Thanks for this! I am so glad you enjoyed the book. Cheers.

  2. I also completely agree. Loved this story. :D

    1. I also completely agre...I mean, thanks Laurie. ;)

  3. Looks like we have a trend going here :)