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: RESUSCITATION – BOOK TWO of the SAMI RIZZO DETECTIVE SERIES
This is the second book in the Detective Sami Rizzo series and it is just as good as the first book.
I received a free copy of the audiobook on CD in exchange for an honest review.
RESUSCITATION takes place two years after THEY NEVER DIE QUIETLY. Sami Rizzo and Al are now a couple. Sami is going to school for Social Work and is working towards her dream. Why then does she feel so unsatisfied?
I think most people will be able to relate to Sami’s plight. She misses detective work and isn’t sure if she made the right decision when she quit the police force. Everyone has doubts about their career path. When a huge decision is reached it is natural to second guess yourself. In my opinion, this makes Sami more relatable to the reader.
When bodies start appearing Sami is intrigued. Maybe she should return to detective work. But, that would be much easier said than done.
Also during this story which is another psychological thriller, Sami experiences family emergencies. Anyone who has aging parents will be able to relate to this part of the story line and it is extremely believable.
I absolutely loved this book. I was hooked right from the first disk. The narrator once again does an amazing job. Pacing is perfect. Her voice will now always be the voice of Sami Rizzo in my mind.
This book goes from zero to sixty very quickly and just keeps accelerating right to the very end. It is tense and the characters are believable. This story is particularly frightening because it could so easily be reality.
I rate this book as 5 out of 5 stars.
Blog Tour Schedule:
Dec 1 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 1 – T’s Stuff – audiobook review of They Never Die Quietly / giveaway
Dec 1 – The World As I See It – audiobook review of They Never Die Quietly / giveaway
Dec 2 – T’s Stuff – audiobook review of Resuscitation – giveaway
Dec 3 – Elizabeth McKenna Romance Author – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 3 – T’s Stuff – review of A Piece of You / author interview / giveaway
Dec 4 – Dab of Darkness – audiobook review of They Never Die Quietly / giveaway
Dec 7 – Olio by Marilyn – review of They Never Die Quietly / author interview / giveaway
Dec 8 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of A Piece of You / giveaway
Dec 9 – Deal Sharing Aunt – audiobook review of Resuscitation / giveaway
Dec 10 – Dab of Darkness – audiobook review of Resuscitation / interview / giveaway
Dec 11 – Readers’ Muse – review of They Never Die Quietly
Dec 14 – Vic’s Media Room – audiobook review of They Never Die Quietly
Dec 15 – The World As I See It – audiobook review of Resuscitation / giveaway
Dec 16 – A Blue Million Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 16 – Life as Leels – review of They Never Die Quietly
Dec 17 – Vic’s Media Room – audiobook review of Resuscitation
Dec 17 – Book Fanatic – review of a Piece of You / giveaway
Dec 18 – Vic’s Media Room – review of A Piece of You
Dec 18 – My So-Called Book Reviews – review of They Never Die Quietly / giveaway
Dec 21 – Olio by Marilyn – review of Resuscitation / giveaway
Dec 22 – Deal Sharing Aunt – review of A Piece of You / author interview / giveaway
Dec 22 – Amie’s Book Reviews – audiobook review of They Never Die Quietly / giveaway
Dec 23 – Readers’ Muse – review of Resuscitation
Dec 23 – Amie’s Book Reviews – audiobook review of Resuscitation / giveaway
Dec 24 – Amie’s Book Reviews – review of A Piece of You / giveaway
Dec 28 – Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of They Never Die Quietly / giveaway
Dec 29 – Life as Leels – review of Resuscitation
Dec 30 – The World As I See It – review of A Piece of You / giveaway
Jan 4 – The Autistic Gamer – review of They Never Die Quietly
Jan 5 – Worth Getting in Bed For – review of They Never Die Quietly
Jan 6 – Olio by Marilyn – review of A Piece of You / giveaway
Jan 7 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – review of A Piece of You
Jan 7 – My So-Called Book Reviews – review of Resuscitation / giveaway
Jan 8 – Italophilia – review of A Piece of You
Jan 8 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – audiobook review of They Never Die Quietly / giveaway
Jan 11 – Celticlady’s Reviews – review of A Piece of You
Jan 12 – Worth Getting in Bed For – review of Resuscitation
Jan 12 – Everything Distils Into Reading – review of A Piece of You
Jan 13 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – author interview
Jan 14 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Resuscitation
Jan 15 – Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of Resuscitation / giveaway
Jan 18 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / guest post
Jan 18 – My So-Called Book Reviews – review of A Piece of You / interview / giveaway
Jan 19 – Worth Getting in Bed For – review of A Piece of You
Jan 20 – fuonlyknew – review of A Piece of You / giveaway
Jan 21 – Readers’ Muse – review of A Piece of You / guest post
Jan 22 – Bound 4 Escape – review of A Piece of You / giveaway
Jan 25 – The Autistic Gamer – review of A Piece of You
Jan 26 – Life as Leels – review of A Piece of You
Jan 27 – misty103 @ HubPages – review of A Piece of You
Jan 28 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review of A Piece of You / giveaway
Jan 28 – Ali- The Dragon Slayer – review of A Piece of You / guest post / giveaway
Jan 29 – Jessica Cassidy – review of A Piece of You / guest post / giveaway
2 thoughts on “A PIECE OF YOU BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY – AUDIOBOOK REVIEW OF RESUSCITATION 5 Stars”
Thank you very much.
I’m glad you liked my review.
I absolutely loved both books one and two.
A review of Book 3 will be posted here on my blog tomorrow morning.
Aimie, I’m not sure whether or not I responded to your review of Resuscitation (call it a senior moment!), but at the risk of being redundant, thank you very much for the awesome review!
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