Day: March 22, 2014
Men are being murdered – shot in the chest and head, and some are brutally tortured. Because of their backgrounds, police think they are gangland murders. But, police detective Frankie ‘Bugs’ Donovan is convinced that it’s something more sinister, and personal.
In Murder Takes Time, Giacomo Giammatteo takes us into the depth of the human mind and heart, and onto the mean streets of our cities in a chillingly realistic tale of murder, revenge, friendship, and honor.
I received a free review copy of Murder Takes Time, and once I started reading, I missed a meal to finish it. Giammatteo is a master of suspense and mystery, with compelling dialogue and credible description of people, places, and events – all tied together in a tale that begins on a high note, and then soars to even higher altitudes as we follow Donovan and his friend Nicky ‘the Rat’ Fusco from their childhoods in Philadelphia to the New York underworld in a confrontation that will catch you looking the other way. The life and death struggle as these two childhood friends play cat and mouse with each other gains momentum with each new corpse, and Giammatteo knows how to tease – and keep the reader guessing. A breathtaking read. My easiest five-star review of the year so far.