I used to read a lot of Murder Mysteries. Somewhere along the last few years, I stopped and this book is making me wonder why. Murder Takes Time is an excellent read. From the background behind Tony, Nicky, and Frankie’s lifelong friendship to trying to figure out who is behind the terrible murders, this book had me hooked. A lot of books and movies tend to go overboard with mob stories but I felt like this was realistic view of situations people in the mob might go through. Giammatteo has a very raw way of telling this story, he doesn’t add in too much extra detail which is always good as it sometimes steers away from the main plot, especially in a murder mystery. The characters were all very believable as well but I did feel at times that it was difficult to know who’s point of view the story was from as it tends to jump from person to person mid chapter. That being said, I still highly enjoyed this book.
There are some violent and graphic situations in this story but if you can handle it, then you should definitely pick up this novel. Giacomo Giammatteo has a guarantee on his website that if you don’t like this book, he will give you the next book free. I have a hard time believing that many people have taken him up on this offer because it’s hard not to like Murder Takes Time if you like mysteries. To read this gripping novel, go to Giacomo’s website.
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.