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

 A Piece of You

Description

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

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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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Book Review and Giveaway: Resuscitation by Daniel M. Annechino

ResuscitationDescription

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

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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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Book Review and Giveaway: They Never Die Quietly by Daniel M. Annechino

They Never Die Quietly

Description

They Never Die Quietly tells the story of homicide Detective Sami Rizzo, who is assigned to head a task force investigating serial killings in San Diego. Simon, the highly intelligent, cunning, and deceptively charming villain, redefines the depths of human evil. He believes God has given him absolute authority to purify his unholy victims through a ritual that ends in a grisly crucifixion. Driven by warped religious beliefs and guided by his dead mother, very much alive in his subconscious, Simon abducts “chosen ones” and holds them captive in a Room of Redemption. There, the victims helplessly await their crucifixion. Detective Rizzo urgently yearns to solve the case and gain the respect of her male colleagues, but her obsession to apprehend the killer on her own clouds her thinking. When Simon outsmarts Rizzo and captures her, determined to make her his next victim, she must employ all her resources—both physical and intellectual—to outwit the villain at his own game.

 

My Review

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

I’ve always enjoyed a good mystery and They Never Die Quietly is no exception. I already knew I liked Daniel M. Annechino’s writing style because I’d read Hypocrisy, which I liked.

The characters are well developed. Sami is a good homicide detective even though that’s not her career of choice. She feels that she must be one because it was her father’s dying wish. Her partner, Al, is her best friend and they have helped each other through a lot the past few years. Simon is downright scary. Daniel M. Annechino’s ability to get into the serial killer’s mind is impressive (and a bit disturbing).

The narrator did a good job with narrating and the different voices. The only problem I had was differentiating between the voices of Al and Simon.

This is definitely a book I recommend. I can’t wait to listen to the next Sami Rizzo book!

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Author’s Bio

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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.

Connect with the author:    Website    Twitter    Facebook

 

Giveaway

Win 1 of 20 print (or gifted Kindle) copies of A Piece of You:  A Sami Rizzo Thriller

(open to USA & Canada)

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