Sunday, April 18, 2010

Review: They Never Die Quietly

They Never Die Quietly
Author: D. M. Annechino
Publisher: AmazonEncore
ISBN: 9780982555033
Genre: Mystery/Thriller


Homicide Detective Sami Rizzo is assigned to head a task force investigating serial killings in San Diego. The target: highly intelligent and evil villain Simon - who believes God has given him absolute authority to purify his unholy victims through a ritual that ends in a grisly crucifixion.

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, she must employ all her resources - both physical and intellectual - to outwit the villain at his own game.

They Never Die Quietly has been published by AmazonEncore, the program that identifies exceptional yet overlooked books and works with the authors to re-introduce their books to readers. Originally published by author Daniel Annechino using BookSurge services in February 2009, They Never Die Quietly was an immediate hit with Amazon reviewers and customers, who called the story of a terrifying serial killer and the detective who becomes his prey “a wild ride,” “an extreme page turner” and “one of the best thrillers I’ve read.”

My Comment:

When I started this novel, I found couldn't put it down. It is fast-paced and a true page-turner that only allowed me to put it aside only when necessary. The storyline was very interesting, yet somewhat predictable. The characters were nothing new or exciting: a woman cop that needed to prove something, a male partner, and a woman-hating serial killer. Even though I've read many thrillers with this "formula", I found Annechino's writing style to be very captivating.

This book is intense and not for the squeamish. There are pretty descriptive scenes that made me shudder and I really wondered about nightmares after finishing it. I've read many thrillers in the past and can honestly say that this is one of the better ones I've read.

If you love crime fiction, detective stories, or thrillers, make sure you add this one to your reading list. Annechino is writing a sequel to this book called, Resuscitation, and I'm really looking forward to reading that one as well. He promises it to be even better!!

About the author:

Daniel Annechino’s passion has always been fiction, particularly thrillers. He wrote several novels early in his writing career, but it wasn’t until he authored They Never Die Quietly that he fulfilled his goal as a novelist. 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. He is currently working on a sequel titled Resuscitation, which he promises will be even more chilling than They Never Die Quietly. To learn more about the author, please visit his blog at:

This book was sent to me by Paul of AME for me to honestly review.

1 comment:

  1. That's such a scary cover! But this sounds like an excellent thriller. I think I'd really enjoy it. Thanks for a great review!



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