Murder Takes Time
Book 1, Friendship & Honor - Friendship & Honor, Book 1
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Nicky Fusco thought he knew right from wrong, living by an oath of friendship and honor with his three best friends. But life took them down separate paths, and the oath was broken. Secrets were kept. Years later they are reunited and the bonds of their friendship are brutally tested, putting them on a collision course set in motion long ago. Murder Takes Time is not a typical murder mystery or mob story. It is a thriller, a romance, and a coming-of-age story that rips your heart out. By the time you’re done reading it, you just might find yourself rethinking the definition of friendship & honor—even right and wrong. Three boys, one girl. Friendship, honor, love—betrayal. It ends with murder.
A Stunning Debut Novel
This is a stunning debut novel, a coming of age story of three boys to men as they navigate diverging paths within a violent world of gangsters, killers, cops, and an often corrupt system. Giammatteo is a master storyteller, with a transcriber's ear for dialogue adn a camera's eye for detail. The charaters are complex and vivid and real. They draw you in and make you care about them. The writing is raw and direct, and it reminded me of a mix between Mario Puzo and James Elroy. I loved this book, and I've already bought the next two recently published by Giammatteo. I cannot wait to read the sequel, and I'd put money that a movie deal is not far behind!
I don't give 5 stars out easily...
But this author deserves it with this book. There is a point in this book, you'll find it, where the pace changes and you will be unable to stop reading to the end. And what an ending, too - that's alls I will say so I don't spoil anything, but read this book and you'll find that moment - it's wonderful!
Reminded me of where I grew up. I did not know any gangsters but we knew they were real and close. This book had true to life characters that came to life in a thrilling edge of my seat kind of way. I am looking forward to more from Giacomo and these characters. They feel part of my life!
- Category: Hard-Boiled
- Published: Apr 15, 2012
- Publisher: Inferno Publishing Company
- Seller: James H. Giammatteo
- Print Length: 421 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Friendship & Honor