Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"Murder Takes Time" by Giacomo Giammatteo Book Review

Remember my promotional post about this book?  I am now able to review it, so read on.

Murder Takes TimeMurder Takes Time by Giacomo Giammatteo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In many ways, I wish I had liked this book, but I cannot say it was a favorite for me.  I feel like I have been a roller coaster ride.  Some parts of it truly captured my interest, and about the time I became interested, my interest waned again.  I know this was not my kind of book, but I will give the fairest review I can.

This was mostly a well-written mystery. I was hooked form the beginning, and I was compelled to keep reading so I would know what happened in the end.  I only know about the mob from what I have heard and seen in passing, and I don't think I will want to hear about the mob again any time soon.  I had a love-hate relationship with the murder descriptions.  They are graphic, and yet at the same time, the serial murders are so horrific I struggled to turn my eyes away.

I felt for Nicky as he told the story of his life.  The guy had everything horrible happen to him, and his luck did not ever seem to change.  There was some love interest in his life, but tragedy seemed to overshadow everything. Catholicism was a pretty strong theme in this book as well.

I was pleased to read no bedroom scenes, but the profanity was absolutely appalling!  I am sure the language was true-to-life, but I never feel that this much profanity is appropriate.  I would not recommend a read if you are easily offended.

The worst part for me was the ending.  I absolutely hate to say this, but I have to be absolutely honest.  Indeed, I believe the author is trying to be realistic, but murder mysteries are only entertainment for me when things resolve in the end.  I believe in justice being served.  I am not going to give away any more information about this issue.  If I want unresolved issues, all I have to do is turn on the TV.  Murder mysteries should be entertainment, and no matter how heinous the crime, I expect a true conclusion.

The author is a fairly decent author, and I am sure many people would enjoy the book.  If you would like an edgy mystery that will keep you on a roller coaster of emotions, this may be the book for you.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are 100 percent mine, and I was not financially compensated.

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1 comment:

  1. I much prefer books that are resolved in the end!


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