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Murder Takes Time

Friendship & Honor

Written by Giacomo Giammatteo

Genre: Murder Mystery

Book Synopsis

Nicky Fusco thought he knew right from wrong, living by an oath of friendship & honor with his three best friends. But life took them down separate paths, and the oath was broken. Secrets were kept. Years later they are reunited and the bonds of their friendship are brutally tested, putting them on a collision course set in motion long ago.

Murder Takes Time is not a typical murder mystery or mob story. It is a thriller, a romance, and a coming-of-age story that rips your heart out. By the time you're done reading it, you just might find yourself rethinking the definition of friendship & honor--even right and wrong.

Three boys, one girl. Friendship, honor, love--betrayal. It ends with murder.

Saffron Bryant's Rating & Review

Looking over my shoulder I can’t help but wonder if I’d notice if someone was watching me. Would I take note of the car parked across the street, or the man sitting in the diner? Probably not.

These are the thoughts that have been going through my head since I finished reading Murder Takes Time by Giacomo Giammatteo. It is a fantastic book which pulls you through the pages with intrigue, revenge and mystery. Murder Takes Time is a murder mystery which flicks back and forth between the modern day murders and the past trials which have led to current events. You get to know the lives of the characters; from rowdy youths to jaded men.

The book is a bit gory, so if you have a soft stomach it might not be the book for you, but for others who enjoy the darker side, you’ll love it. You’ll be captivated with a mystery which isn’t revealed until near the very end. You’ll empathise with all of the characters, from the struggling detective to the troubled mob boss.

There’s not much I can criticize this book for, it’s a great read and well worth your time. I'm not too squeamish so the gory details didn't bother me but I do feel the book would have been just as good with less horror elements. Therefore my only suggestion is that if it did have less gore it might be more accessible to a wider audience, but hey, if gore's your thing- dive right in!

So 4.5 stars for this one- go grab yourself a copy and be immersed in murder and mystery.

Review Disclaimer: Book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

Content Disclaimer: Marked mature due to violence and sex.