Resuscitation (Sami Rizzo #2)
When a new serial killer appears and Sami's boyfriend and lead detective, Al, has to leave for a family emergency, it is up to Sami to become the hunter instead of the hunted.
This book had my attention the whole time. Of course, my down fall was that I took it to work with me. I would read it on breaks and lunches and ...more
Two years have passed since Sami almost met her end at the hands of a serial killer. She has walked away from ...more
The plot basically revolves around an extremely competent heart surgeon who has recently had a ...more
This book in a word: embarrassing. Chock full of cliches. Silly, forced dialogue. Amateurish plot development (show, don't tell). Annechino apparently spent more time researching the technical details of cardiology than she spent on formulating an original or interesting thought.
And with nonsensical lines like: "He tasted ...more
There are benefits and disadvantages to reading a book that is part of a series. Especially for such series where each book can be treated as a standalone and therefore must have at least some form of conclusion for the current problem, the author has to get the attention of the reader in me to make me want to read the next one. As a reader, if the first impression of the first book fell flat or below my expectations, it gets a tad difficult for me to patiently look forward to t ...more
Resuscitation is book #2 in the Sami Rizzo series by author, D.M. Annechino. When I signed on for this blog tour I requested to review all three published books since I don’t like to read books mid series, even if they can be read as stand alones. I’m not sure how or why (let’s blame it on the holidays!) but somehow I thought this was book #1 so I read it first. All three books can definitely be read on their own merit but I was a little confused when I started reading this...more
Sami Rizzo quit the force at the end of Book 1 (They Never Die Quietly) to go back to school. Now, two years later, things are different. She and Al are living together, Angelina (Sami’s daughter) is 4 years old, and Sami’s mother is ill with a heart condition. Also, Sami has discovered that she isn’t all that interested in becoming a social worker after all. Now, a new serial ki ...more
Sami Rizzo quit the force at the end of Book 1 (They Never Die Quietly) to go back to school. Now, two years later, things are different. She and Al are living together, Angelina (Sami’s daughter) is 4 years old, and Sami’s mother is ill with a heart condition. Also, Sami has discovered that she isn’t all that interested in becoming a social worker after all. Now, a new serial killer is loose in San Diego and Sa ...more
Ein geritzter und äußerst intelligenter Killer treibt sein Unwesen. Er sucht sich seine Opfer aus, setzt sie unter Narkose und führt Versuche an Ihnen aus. Speziell auf die Herzen seiner Opfer hat er es abgesehen. Nachdem immer mehr Leichen bzw.Opfer dieses Killers aufgefunden werden schrillen bei den Detectives Diaz und Rizzo die Alarmglocken.
From the back cover: Two years ago, after narrowly escaping the clutches of a psychotic serial killer who held her hostage with intentions of crucifying her, San Diego homicide detective Sami Rizzo hung up her badge. Tortured by nightmares of her near death experience, Sami tri ...more
Oh where to start! Well, well done! Those who have read Annechino's first novel, They Never Die ...more
I received a free copy of the audiobook on CD in exchange for an honest review.
RESUSCITATION takes place two years after THEY NEVER DIE QUIETLY. Sami Rizzo and Al are now a couple. Sami is going to school for Social Work and is working towards her dream. Why then does she feel so unsatisfied?
I think most people will be able to relate to Sami’s plight. She misses detective work and isn’t sure if sh ...more
This book is the second book and takes place two years after the first. Sami Rizzo has stopped being a detective due to the near death experience due to Simon, the serial killer in the first book. Even though a reader could probably read this book without reading the first but I highly recommend reading the first due to the fact that occasionally the author writes events from the first book.
This book was good. I loved the character development of Sami. Yo ...more
Sami Rizzo was a homicide detective in San Diago until she was kidnapped and nearly killed by a psychotic Killer. now she is going to school to become a social worker. She is liv ...more
Just as in the first novel, Sami has to tackle a serial killer with his own twisted motives. But the shadow of her brush with death in the previous novel still looms over her. She has regular nightmares and is still in therapy to try and deal with th ...more
Resuscitation starts approximately two years after the end of They Never Die Quietly so the reader can really start fresh if they wanted. I, however, hate nothing more than not reading a series in order (which is why regardless of my long list of books to review, I started the third book last night!)
The one thing that turned me off about They Never Die Qui ...more
The book leads you on somewha ...more
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 o ...more
I regret that I didn't know this was the second in a series. That knowledge probably would have helped me understand Sami and Al better, but it didn't really take away from the overall story. This book is of the fast-paced, serial killer on the loose variety and as such doesn't break a great deal of new ground; however, I personally enjoy this type of book and I did really the way the characters were written. I have already purchased book 1 of the series and look forw ...more
Aside from the writing, the book is one enormous cliché for what mystery novels should contain. But it shouldn’t contain all th ...more