Thursday, April 11, 2013

In a Small Town


The shotgun blast catches Detective Matthew Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won't end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference. While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a funeral for a family member who is connected, to say the least, a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question him about his family business. Can Matt keep from answering the Agents questions? More importantly, can he hide a potentially career-ending secret from his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler?

My Thoughts: Eh.  I got this book to review honestly and I honestly did not care for it.  I had to force myself to finish it.  I was appalled that the author felt the need to describe a rape victim as a beautiful young woman.  It was unneeded.  An ugly young woman doesn't deserve to be raped either.  Poor word choices and if the main character, Matt Longo, instantly felt something again I might have had to throw the book.  I can see that it was a first book and I applaud anyone for writing a book, but it just wasn't the book for me.  I felt the plot lacked, the writing lacked and it was just not right.  Especially the relationship with the FBI agent.  Just didn't do it for me.

I do have a copy to give away.  To enter just leave a comment on this post and I will randomly draw a winner on Monday, April 15th!

About the Author:
The author is a retired and highly decorated police detective who worked for an affluent community within the State of New York. He has worked with numerous police agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels on various investigative assignments. He currently resides in New York with his wife and three children.

Disclaimer - I received this book from Partners in Crime Tours.  Al thoughts and opinions are my own.

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