Book Review and Giveaway: Resuscitation by Daniel M. Annechino


Two years ago, Detective Sami Rizzo narrowly escaped a brush with death at the hands of a serial killer. After apprehending the killer and bringing him to justice, this life-changing event compels her to resign from the police force. In her heart of hearts, however, she struggles with the decision. But a second serial killer—a well- respected doctor gone astray—uses his charm to seduce his victims and then performs horrific surgical experiments on them. In a final act of depravity, he scatters their mutilated bodies throughout San Diego County. Feeling a sense of duty and obligation, Sami Rizzo appeals to the police chief and mayor, and they reinstate her as a homicide investigator. As the body count grows and the killer’s experiments become more and more brutal, Sami follows one dead-end lead after another, while trying to deal with a sickly mother and a turbulent relationship with her lover. But then the killer makes a crucial mistake: one of his victims survives. Sami does everything to protect the barely alive victim, but the killer has a different plan.

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My Review

I received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.

I listened to the first Sami Rizzo book, They Never Die Quietly, and was looking forward to listening to this one as well. Even though this is a part of a series, it does stand on its own. I enjoy a good murder mystery and Resuscitation doesn’t disappoint. It is full of mystery, suspense, and drama.

Sami Rizzo, the main character, is still getting over being held by a serial killer a couple of years ago. All of a sudden, she has a lot on her plate personally and professionally. And on top of that there’s now another serial killer on the loose! I like Sami. She hasn’t always made the best decisions but she’s smart and she learns from her mistakes both as a detective and as a woman.

 The narrator did a good job with narrating. She has a pleasant voice and the only difficulty I had was differentiating between the voices of some of the men.

This is definitely a book I recommend especially if you like murder mysteries with twists. I can’t wait to read to the next Sami Rizzo book!

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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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3 thoughts on “Book Review and Giveaway: Resuscitation by Daniel M. Annechino

  1. Daniel January 15, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Hi Dawn,
    Thanks for the great review of Resuscitation. I appreciate your time. If you enjoyed the first two books in the Sami Rizzo series, I think you’ll also enjoy the third, A Piece of You. All the best to you.
    D.M. Annechino


    • sleepygirl2 January 16, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      I’m getting ready to start A Piece of You right now.


  2. Daniel January 16, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    I hope you love it!


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