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Murder Takes Time by Giacomo Giammatteo
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Aug 16, 2012

it was amazing
Read in August, 2012

In the book by Giacomo Giammatteo titled Murder Takes Time the bond of friendship is put to the test. The story is about 4 boys who grew up together. One becomes a cop and the other three are not as law-abiding. When Frankie, the cop , has investigate his friends the story unfolds. Here is a brief summary of the story.

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.

Will Frankie break the oath of friendship or will he break the oath he took to uphold the law is the question that the reader has to ask themselves. What would you do in this situation? I mean we all know right from wrong but these are the boys he grew up and were like family to him. Does he turn them in or does he let them go? The only person that knows that question is Frankie himself and he is still uncertain of his decision.

Let me say first hand that I loved this book but the scenes in this book were a little gruesome. I could totally see this being made into a movie one day. I loved the fact that Frankie is torn between being loyal to his friends or being true to himself. I mean really when haven’t we been faced with the same thing. Peer pressure is a powerful thing. The story does jump back and forth from the past to the present and vice versa but it is very easy to follow. I found that how the story was written I had could sympathize with each of the characters. Yep even the bad guys are all a victim of their circumstances and the choices they make to rise above their circumstances cause their downfall.
If you are interested in checking out this book it is available on Amazon.follow
The author Giacomo Giammatteofollow was born in Delaware and makes his home in Texas. He lives on a farm with 41 animals. Murder Takes Time is his first book.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% mine.

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