BOOK REVIEW: Hypocrisy by D.M. Annechino June 17

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.

Book Cover - HypocrisyBook Synopsis:
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

Author’s Bio:
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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