Author: D.M. Annechino
Genre: Medical Thriller, Murder Mystery
Dr. Lauren Crawford is a brilliant research scientist who discovers a revolutionary treatment for cancer that not only extends life, but much improves the quality of life for terminal cancer patients. The treatment, in some instances, can even cure certain cancers. On the evening before Dr. Crawford holds a press conference to announce that the FDA has given preliminary approval of her new cancer treatment, somebody follows her to her car and puts three bullets in her head. Was it a planned murder with a motive, a mugging gone badly, or merely a random act of violence?
Two New York City homicide detectives, Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown, are assigned to the investigation. The detectives evaluate the circumstances surrounding Dr. Crawford’s death, and follow a trail of clues that exposes a sequence of startling facts. One by one, the detectives carefully examine each suspect and piece together a puzzle with unimaginable implications. As the investigation gets more intense, and the detectives get closer to solving the murder mystery, someone threatens Dupree’s life. The detectives now realize that Dr. Crawford’s murder was much more than a homicide. And if they don’t arrest the murderer soon, Dupree might be the next victim.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Hypocrisy grabbed my interest from the start and never slowed down. It is a good detective murder mystery. It begins with the murder of a brilliant doctor who was about to revolutionize the way some cancers are treated.
The case is given to Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown. They have been partners for a few months and work well together but they don’t know each other personally. They decide to change that during the course of this investigation so, as they get to know each other, the reader learns about them as well. I thought it was a good way to develop the characters and introduce their pasts.
Hypocrisy flows well and is easy to read for the most part. There were times when I got confused about who was talking because a new paragraph wasn’t started when someone new was talking during a conversation.
I definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery.
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 both the USA and UK. He is also the author of I Do Solemnly Swear (Thomas & Mercer 2012). Hypocrisy, is Annechino’s fourth novel.
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.
Thanks so much for the great review. I’m very sorry that the lack of paragraph breaks confused you. The book was carefully edited and proofread, so I don’t know how this error occurred. Again, I thank you for the positive review.
You’re welcome. I enjoy a good mystery.