Monday, April 22, 2013

Blog Tour: In a Small Town by Marc DiGiacomo Tour

Author:  Marc DiGiacomo
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Date of publication: September 2012

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?

When I read the synopsis, I was really looking forward to reading the book.  Unfortunately, the story fell short for me.  I liked the concept of the book.  Matt Longo  is a great character.  He is shot and no one knows who did it.  All he can remember are new white sneakers.  While convalescing at home,  he falls into a depression.  Through his drugged induced dreams, we learn more about his past and how he became a cop.  We also learn more about his dealings with his partner. I did like that part of the book.

What I didn't like was the rest of the story.  I kept feeling like I was missing something.  The story felt disjointed at times. I felt like the book needed more editing.  The tense often changed in the middle of the paragraph and that threw me off.  I didn't really understand the reason for the shooting although the shooter was pretty easy to figure out. The sexual encounter with Cynthia came out of nowhere for me.  There was absolutely no build up to it.

The book was a short quick read that ends in a cliffhanger.  It looks like the next book is coming out sometime this summer.  It has gotten good reviews, so try it out for yourself and see what you think.

Want to win a copy to try it out for yourself?  Just leave a comment below to enter!  This will run until April 28. Good Luck! 

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.



CMash said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book.

Unknown said...

Thanks Kari for your honest review, it is much appreciated. Have a great day.
Marc DIGiacomo

Teena in Toronto said...

I liked this book.