Murder Takes Time by: Giacomo Giammatteo

Title: Murder Takes Time
Author: Giacomo Giammatteo
Publisher: Inferno Publishing Company
Pages: 438
Source: Partners In Crime Book Tour
Format: Paperback


A string of brutal murders has bodies piling up in Brooklyn, and Detective Frankie Donovan knows what is going on. Clues left at the crime scenes point to someone from the old neighborhood, and that isn’t good.

Frankie has taken two oaths in his life – the one he took to uphold the law when he became a cop, and the one he took with his two best friends when they were eight years old and inseparable. Those relationships have forced Frankie to make many tough decisions, but now he faces the toughest one of his life; he has five murders to solve and one of those two friends is responsible. If Frankie lets him go, he breaks the oath he took as a cop and risks losing his job. But if he tries to bring him in, he breaks the oath he kept for twenty-five years – and risks losing his life.

In the neighborhood where Frankie Donovan grew up, you never broke an oath.

My Thoughts:

This book was so incredible to read.  I loved the connection these boys turned into men had with each other.  The main story is about boys who grew up in a neighborhood, where when you took an oath you were connected with that oath, when they grow up after Nicky ends up risking himself to protect his friends.  Frankie Donovan ends up being a cop, distancing himself from Tony who is now with a mob.  When Nicky ends up connecting up with his friends and finds the roads they are leading. Definitely a great relationship of how the ties early on can sustain you.  I enjoyed the back in forth with this book between the present day and a time when the men were boys.  We also learn about a love interest with Nicky.


Definitely an author I will check out time and again as I loved the story he wove.  Deep roots with Italian families, friends of all kinds.  A huge difference from your typical mystery and thriller!  An author I will check out again and again!  This book was given to me from Partners In Crime Book Tour for a honest and fair review!


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3 thoughts on “Murder Takes Time by: Giacomo Giammatteo

  1. cherylmash September 24, 2012 at 8:32 am Reply

    Fantastic review and post. I agree with you, this author has been on my “authors to read” list. Can’t wait for the next book. Great job. Thank you.

  2. Giacomo Giammatteo September 24, 2012 at 8:44 am Reply

    Paula: Thanks so much for taking the time to read the book and for sharing it with your readers. I really appreciate it, and I’m glad you liked the story. It was a difficult one to write with the shifting timelines and different POVs, but it was fun.

  3. Elizabeth September 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm Reply

    Nice review….I loved this book as well. My review won’t be up until November 30, though.

    Nice blog as well.

    Silver’s Reviews

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