Book # 1 – Book Description for They Never Die Quietly:
They Never Die Quietly tells the story of homicide Detective Sami Rizzo, who is assigned to head a task force investigating serial killings in San Diego. Simon, the highly intelligent, cunning, and deceptively charming villain, redefines the depths of human evil. He believes God has given him absolute authority to purify his unholy victims through a ritual that ends in a grisly crucifixion. Driven by warped religious beliefs and guided by his dead mother, very much alive in his subconscious, Simon abducts “chosen ones” and holds them captive in a Room of Redemption. There, the victims helplessly await their crucifixion. Detective Rizzo urgently yearns to solve the case and gain the respect of her male colleagues, but her obsession to apprehend the killer on her own clouds her thinking. When Simon outsmarts Rizzo and captures her, determined to make her his next victim, she must employ all her resources—both physical and intellectual—to outwit the villain at his own game.
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Book # 2 – Book description for Resuscitation:
Two years ago, Detective Sami Rizzo narrowly escaped a brush with death at the hands of a serial killer. After apprehending the killer and bringing him to justice, this life-changing event compels her to resign from the police force. In her heart of hearts, however, she struggles with the decision. But a second serial killer—a well- respected doctor gone astray—uses his charm to seduce his victims and then performs horrific surgical experiments on them. In a final act of depravity, he scatters their mutilated bodies throughout San Diego County. Feeling a sense of duty and obligation, Sami Rizzo appeals to the police chief and mayor, and they reinstate her as a homicide investigator. As the body count grows and the killer’s experiments become more and more brutal, Sami follows one dead-end lead after another, while trying to deal with a sickly mother and a turbulent relationship with her lover. But then the killer makes a crucial mistake: one of his victims survives. Sami does everything to protect the barely alive victim, but the killer has a different plan.
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Book #3 – Book Description for A Piece of You:
Homicide Detective Sami Rizzo is at it again! She never dreamed “America’s Finest City,” would be tormented by yet another serial killer, but for the third time in the last five years a depraved maniac is stalking the streets of San Diego. Based on her qualifications and prior successes dealing with multiple murders, who else would Captain Davison assign to head the investigation?
Different from Sami’s past experiences, this fanatic is like no other. His methods of killing defy everything profilers think they know about serial killers. As an intense investigation begins and bits and pieces of evidence emerge, no one can understand his motivation. He’s merciful, yet brutal. And just to make things even more confusing, all of his victims are blood-related. Is he settling a vendetta? Did he randomly pick a name out of the phone book and begin a rampage? Or is there a deeper story?
Based on very little evidence and a lot of gut instincts, Detective Rizzo pieces together a complex puzzle and narrows the field of possible suspects. She learns that the killings may connect in some way to powerful people within the judicial system and doesn’t know who to trust. Ultimately, she comes face to face with the killer for a battle of brain and brawn. Can she outwit the shrewd killer, or will she be his next victim?
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Daniel M. Annechino, a former book editor specializing in full-length fiction, wrote his first book, How to Buy the Most Car for the Least Money, in 1992 while working as a General Manager in the automobile business. But his passion had always been fiction, particularly thrillers. He spent two years researching serial killers before finally penning his gripping and memorable debut novel They Never Die Quietly.
His second book, Resuscitation (Thomas & Mercer 2011), a follow-up to his first novel, hit #1 in Kindle sales in the UK and reached #26 in the USA. He is also the author of I Do Solemnly Swear (Thomas & Mercer 2012) and Hypocrisy. A Piece of You is his fifth novel, the third in the Detective Sami Rizzo series. A native of New York, Annechino now lives in San Diego with his wife, Jennifer. He loves to cook, enjoys a glass of vintage wine, and spends lots of leisure time on the warm beaches of Southern California.
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MY REVIEW OF: THEY NEVER DIE QUIETLY
Title: THEY NEVER DIE QUIETLY
Series: DETECTIVE SAMI RIZZO SERIES: Book One
Author: D.M. Annechino
Narrator: Christina Traister
Type of Book: Audiobook- MP3-CD
Length: 10 hours
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
~ I received a free copy of this audiobook from iRead Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Chilling, horrifying – a mother’s worst fears exploited – one Hell of a book.
Detective Sami Rizzo is a single mother to an adorable two year old girl named Angelina. Like most mothers, Sami’s whole world revolves around her daughter.
Sami also has a dead-beat ex-husband who seems to believe that child support and visiting his daughter is optional.
Despite the drama in her personal life, Sami must put everything aside when she is working. As a homicide detective, it is her job (along with her partner, Al) to catch the bad guys.
When women start turning up dead, their bodies left in open spaces, Sami and Al are put in charge of the case.
This audiobook is extremely well done. The narrator has an amazing sense of when and where to place inflection on certain words and phrases, and her pacing is perfect.
As the story goes on, Sami becomes more and more obsessed with catching the elusive killer. In fact, she is so determined to catch him that she takes some chances that she normally wouldn’t.
As Sami becomes more and more involved, so does the listener. I do not think it is possible to not get caught up in this psychological thriller.
THEY NEVER DIE QUIETLY is a non-stop thrill ride that will have listeners on the edge of their seats.
I highly recommend this audiobook and I also highly recommend the Detective Sami Rizzo series of books by D.M. Annechino.
I rate this audiobook as 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️