25 January, 2016

A Piece of You by Daniel M. Annechino Review #samirizzo #thriller #detective #adultfiction @DMHemingway and @iReadBookTours


Homicide Detective Sami Rizzo is at it again! She never dreamed “America’s Finest City,” would be tormented by yet another serial killer, but for the third time in the last five years a depraved maniac is stalking the streets of San Diego. Based on her qualifications and prior successes dealing with multiple murders, who else would Captain Davison assign to head the investigation?

Different from Sami’s past experiences, this fanatic is like no other. His methods of killing defy everything profilers think they know about serial killers. As an intense investigation begins and bits and pieces of evidence emerge, no one can understand his motivation. He’s merciful, yet brutal. And just to make things even more confusing, all of his victims are blood-related. Is he settling a vendetta? Did he randomly pick a name out of the phone book and begin a rampage? Or is there a deeper story?

Based on very little evidence and a lot of gut instincts, Detective Rizzo pieces together a complex puzzle and narrows the field of possible suspects. She learns that the killings may connect in some way to powerful people within the judicial system and doesn’t know who to trust. Ultimately, she comes face to face with the killer for a battle of brain and brawn. Can she outwit the shrewd killer, or will she be his next victim?

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Author's Bio:

Daniel M. Annechino, a former book editor specializing in full-length fiction, wrote his first book, How to Buy the Most Car for the Least Money, in 1992 while working as a General Manager in the automobile business. But his passion had always been fiction, particularly thrillers. He spent two years researching serial killers before finally penning his gripping and memorable debut novel They Never Die Quietly.

​His second book, Resuscitation (Thomas & Mercer 2011), a follow-up to his first novel, hit #1 in Kindle sales in the UK and reached #26 in the USA. He is also the author of I Do Solemnly Swear (Thomas & Mercer 2012) and Hypocrisy. A Piece of You is his fifth novel, the third in the Detective Sami Rizzo series. A native of New York, Annechino now lives in San Diego with his wife, Jennifer. He loves to cook, enjoys a glass of vintage wine, and spends lots of leisure time on the warm beaches of Southern California.

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My Thoughts
Prologue:
   "It's hard for me to believe that just a short time ago, I lived a peaceful, content life. I was a proud father, devoted husband, good neighbor and friend to many. But all of that has changed. She has stolen my neat and orderly life and has sentenced me to live in misery.
   Whatever, the case, they're all going to die, each and every one of them. It begins today"...prologue from A Piece of You.

Is revenge the answer for loss? In some people's hearts and minds it is. There is a serial killer at work in San Diego. Not your typical serial killer either. Why would a serial killer be merciful in his method of murder but still be brutal enough to cut off the leg of the victim. There has to be a reason.

Detective Sami Rizzo and her partner Osbourn (Ozzie) arrive at the scene of the first murder victim, Theresa Westgate, they find that the victim's right leg had been cut off postmortem. Why would someone do such a thing? That is the job of Sami and Ozzie and when they interview the siblings of Theresa, the case becomes more difficult. Theresa was a woman who had no enemies, just a very nice woman so what could the motive be? As there are more murders, the puzzle clues come together and we eventually find that maybe sometimes revenge is not as simple as it may seem.

This is third in the series of Sami Rizzo Thrillers and a very good one at that. I did not read the previous ones so I can say that this can be read as a stand alone. As the story goes on we not only learn a bit more about Sami but also the killer and as to his motives for his revenge killings. So I think if you love a good crime/thriller novel, then give this author a shot. If you want to start from book 1 in the series, by all means but read them you should. I give this book 5 stars for the plot, writing, all of it.

I received a copy of the book for review for a tour and was not monetarily compensated for my thoughts.





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