Saturday, December 15, 2012

Book Review: Murder Takes Time, by Giacomo Giammatteo

Title: Murder Takes Time
Author: Giacomo Giammatteo
Genre: Thriller
                                                  Format: Kindle

Dead man was found. Shot once in the head, once in the chest. All bones were broken. Dead rat was found at the scene of the murder.

This is the second murder. Another man was found dead, a little earlier, killed the same way. Work of a serial killer?

Detective Frankie Donovan is working on the case. Something about these murders "sucks". Something about these murders is very familiar. Something that brings back his memories to the time when he was a child. When three children, Nicky, Frankie and Tony were best friends. When friendship and honor were the most important thing in the world. Tony Sannullo now works for the Mafia, and Nicky has just come out of prison. Niccolo Fusco, otherwise known as "Nicky the Rat".

When DNA from the Frankie is found at the crime scene, he realizes that he is right. That someone from the past is taking revenge on him for something. But for what?

Frankie Donovan lives alone. His best friends are two neighborhood children whose parents do not care about them, so they practically live on street. Sometimes they find their shelter in Frankie’s home who cares for them as his own children.

Murder Takes Time is beautifully woven story. Story for three friends, three kids, for friendship and honor, for the family. Story of injustice and revenge. The author beautifully inserted detective story in the story of the growth of three best friends. Takes you through the investigation of the brutal murders, and goes back into the past describing the adventures of three small rascals. What’s the link, read it yourself. There are moments when you wonder what is the right justice, what is moral and what is not. Do some people deserve to die? This novel left me speechless. Great story.

My opinion: 5 / 5