Wednesday 2 October 2013

Book ~ "Murder Has Consequences" (2013) Giacomo Giammatteo

 From Goodreads ~ It's easy to give your life for someone you love. It's much harder to kill for them.

For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. 

Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that but that was years ago. Now Frankie's a detective in Brooklyn's Homicide department and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble - and the law can't help him - he turns to Nicky. The problem is that Nicky promised his family, and God, that he'd go straight.

When Frankie's father dies, he goes home to Delaware to attend the funeral.  A couple days later, his brother-in-law, Bobby, is killed and the cops have their eye on Frankie for the murder.  Frankie is a cop in New York and has to return to work on a case.  So he asks his friend, Nicky to ask around and see what he can find out.

There have been a couple murders that are linked and that's the case that Frankie is working on.  The murderer keeps leaving clues and Frankie and his partners are determined to find him before he kills again.

This is the third book I've read by this author and, like the others, I enjoyed it.  I liked the writing style and the story kept me interested.  The story is written in first person when it's Nicky's point of view and third person the rest of the time. This book is for mature readers due to the language and violence.  Despite being part of a series, it can stand alone because there is enough references to the past when needed.  I'm looking forward to the next one!

I liked the characters.  We were introduced to a lot of them in the first book, Murder Takes Time.  Despite going their different ways and making various choices in life (Frankie's a cop and Nicky's is a former hitman), they are still friends and have each other's backs when it counts.  I liked the new cop, Sherri, and the interactions between her and Lou.  Though Frankie hasn't settled down, Nicky is now a family man and trying his best to stay on the right side of the law.


CMash said...

This book is my current read and I'm loving it. I am a big fan of this author, and like you, will be looking forward to future novels. Nice review. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Teena, this is starting to feel like a friend's house after three tours here. Thanks for the great review and for hosting this. Glad you enjoyed your time with Nicky and Frankie.