Book Review: Murder Takes Time

Murder Takes Time

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 438

Author: Giacomo Giammatteo

From the Book Jacket:

A string of brutal murders has bodies piling up in Brooklyn, and Detective Frankie Donovan knows what is going on. Clues left at the crime scenes point to someone from the old neighborhood, and that isn’t good.

Frankie has taken two oaths in his life–the one he took to uphold the law when he became a cop, and the one he took with his two best friends when they were eight years old and inseparable. Those relationships have forced Frankie to make many tough decisions, but now he faces the toughest one of his life; he has five murders to solve and one of those two friends is responsible. If Frankie lets him go, he breaks the oath he took as a cop and risks losing his job. But if he tries to bring him in, he breaks the oath he kept for twenty-five years–and risks losing his life.

In the neighborhood where Frankie Donovan grew up, you neverbroke an oath.


My Thoughts:

Wow this book had me drawn in pretty quick, it took a few chapters for me to get all the characters straight but once I did I was in. The pace of the book was great, their wasn’t a dull moment even the first few chapters were interesting! I liked how the Author mixed current day chapters with chapters of events that happened 20 years or 2 years ago. 
The story line was intriguing and different I’ve never read a mob type book before but I like the twist that it brought.  I will admit it was a bit more graphic that I was expecting but not over the top. I wouldn’t suggest it for anyone under the age of 16 for sure. I would say all the over the top parts stopped just before they became too much.
If your looking for a good summer read that isn’t all fluff, this is it.

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