Book Review and Giveaway: A Piece of You by Daniel M. Annechino

 A Piece of You


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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My Review

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

I listened to the first two Sami Rizzo books, They Never Die Quietly and Resuscitation, and was looking forward to reading this one as well. All of these books will stand on their own but if you love reading series like I do, I suggest starting with the first one. I enjoy a good murder mystery and A Piece of You is a good one. It is full of mystery, suspense, and drama.

Sami Rizzo always seems to have a lot going on both personally and professionally. For the third time in 5 years there’s another serial killer on the loose! Sami is a great character. She is smart and has learned to go by her gut instincts. She’s also more mature and sensible than a lot of characters, which is refreshing.

A Piece of You is definitely a book I recommend especially if you like murder mysteries. 

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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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6 thoughts on “Book Review and Giveaway: A Piece of You by Daniel M. Annechino

  1. Melinda January 22, 2016 / 9:45 am

    I would love to read this book! I love this genre.


    • sleepygirl2 January 22, 2016 / 9:53 am

      It’s a good one. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway. Maybe you’ll win one!


  2. Daniel January 22, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Thank you again for another great review. I truly appreciate your efforts and positive words. All the best to you.
    D.M. Annechino


    • sleepygirl2 January 23, 2016 / 10:45 am

      You’re welcome, Daniel. I’ve enjoyed the series. Is there another one coming out any time soon???



      • Daniel January 23, 2016 / 12:08 pm

        If you enjoyed the Rizzo series I think you’ll also enjoy two stand-alone novels–both with strong female protagonists. I Do Solemnly Swear is a political thriller about the first woman president. And just for the record, I wrote it long before a woman president was even a consideration. The other novel is Hypocrisy. It’s a medical thriller about the corruption associated with cancer research. Give them a try and let me know what you think.

        I just finished the first draft of my latest book: More Than a Soldier. I went in a completely different direction on this one because it’s based on a true story about my uncle who was a POW in WWII and escaped from the Germans. It is a remarkable story.
        Best regards,


      • sleepygirl2 January 24, 2016 / 9:54 am

        I’ve already read Hypocrisy and liked it. I’ll keep the others in mind. Thanks.


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