Author: Giacoma Giammatteo
Genre: Fiction, Friendship & Honor Series #1
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Yearly Count: 78
From the Publisher:
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.
I wasn't aware that this book was a mob story. Unfortunately, I don't care for stories that focus on the mob, because they usually are filled with brutal murders of revenge. This book was no different, but I committed to reading it, so I followed through and gave it a go. The good news is that I actually got sucked into the storyline and was curious as to the how the group of boys' lives would evolve. I actually have thought of them since finishing the book in September. Hmmm . . . do I really want to entertain the idea of reading #2? I'm not sure. The jury is still out on that one. :)
Overall, my experience reading Murder Takes Time was surprisingly a good one. There was horrible language and brutal murders that kept my dislike of mob stories intact, but I did like the cat and mouse action.
My thanks go to Partners in Crime Tours for sending me this eBook.