Review By Ryder Islington, author of ULTIMATE JUSTICE, A Trey Fontaine Mystery
If you haven’t enjoyed the writing of D.M. Annechino, you don’t know what you’re missing. I’m not usually pulled into a book so that I read it through in a day. Hypocricy pulled me in.
The plot involves the murder of a research scientist who has created a formula for easing the symptoms, improving the quality of life, and sometimes even extending the life, of cancer patients. Was it the unhappy ex-employee? The underpaid director of the research facility? A drug company that would lose millions if this drug worked? An ex-lover?
Mind you, I did have a couple of hiccups during the reading. I found it very odd that the major point-of-view character, Homicide Detective Amaris Dupree thought of herself as ‘Dupree’, while addressing her partner, T.J. Brown as T.J. And there were a few places where the dialogue of two people was not separated by a return, so I had to think about who was saying what. On the other hand, the story was so compelling, the characters so well-rounded, that instead of giving up and putting the book down, I read–I had to read–to find out who dun it, and what would happen next.
But the ending! A knock’em dead ending. If you’re a lover of mystery and suspense, this book is for you.
Dr. Lauren Crawford is a brilliant research scientist who discovers a revolutionary treatment for cancer that not only extends life, but much improves the quality of life for terminal cancer patients. The treatment, in some instances, can even cure certain cancers. On the evening before Dr. Crawford holds a press conference to announce that the FDA has given preliminary approval of her new cancer treatment, somebody follows her to her car and puts three bullets in her head. Was it a planned murder with a motive, a mugging gone badly, or merely a random act of violence?
Two New York City homicide detectives, Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown, are assigned to the investigation. The detectives evaluate the circumstances surrounding Dr. Crawford’s death, and follow a trail of clues that exposes a sequence of startling facts. One by one, the detectives carefully examine each suspect and piece together a puzzle with unimaginable implications. As the investigation gets more intense, and the detectives get closer to solving the murder mystery, someone threatens Dupree’s life. The detectives now realize that Dr. Crawford’s murder was much more than a homicide. And if they don’t arrest the murderer soon, Dupree might be the next victim.
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 both the USA and UK. He is also the author of I Do Solemnly Swear (Thomas & Mercer 2012). Hypocrisy, is Annechino’s fourth novel.
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.
Below is the blog tour schedule for this book. Note that there are giveaways available. Even though some tour dates have passed, the reviews, interviews and guest posts are still there for your enjoyment.
Tour Schedule for Hypocrisy
May 12 – Peeking Between the Pages – review / giveaway
May 13 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – review / giveaway
May 14 – Bound 4 Escape – review
May 15 – Reviews From The Heart – review
May 16 – Omnimystery News – guest post
May 19 – Based on a True Story… – review / giveaway
May 20 – Back Porchervations – review
May 21 – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks – review
May 22 – A Blue Million Books – book spotlight / author interview
May 23 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews – author interview
May 26 – Bookaholics Must Read – review
May 27 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – review
May 28 – Let’s Talk About Books – review
May 29 – The Things We Read – review
May 30 – Views From the Countryside – review
June 2 – A Nook of Blankets and Books – review
June 3 – Omnimystery News – author interview
June 4 – By Book or By Crook – review
June 5 – All Things Bookie – review
June 6 – Lizzie in Wonderland – review
June 9 – Brooke Blogs – review / author interview
June 10 – Book Loving Hippo – review / guest post
June 11 – Peggy Ann’s Post – review / giveaway
June 12 – Back Porchervations – guest post
June 13 – A Bookish Escape – review
June 16 – Mary’s Cup of Tea – review
June 17 – Ryder Islington’s Blog – review
June 18 – The Many Thoughts of a Reader – review
June 19 – Hotch Potch – review
June 19 – Library of Clean Reads – review
June 20 – CelticLady’s Reviews – review
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