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ISBN: 1439218293

ISBN13: 9781439218297

They Never Die Quietly

(Book #1 in the Sami Rizzo Series)

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Book Overview

They Never Die Quietly is a cat-and-mouse thriller in which villain and detective try to outwit each other. The villain is deceptively charming. At the final showdown it's a battle of wits and wills.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Not what I expected, but better

I bought this book thinking it was really going to give me a good scare. Well, I guess I've seen too many Datelines and 20/20's because finding out that a serial killer usually looks and acts like the rest of us just doesn't scare me like it used to. What I didn't expect and what I found as I got into the book is that is was a great detective story. The main detective who is trying to solve the crime, Sami, is very likable and we got to find out lots of interesting things about her family life. Her partner, Al, is interested in her romantically, but she doesn't seem to see it, which was also fun to read about. The killer was interesting too, just not scary in a Hanibal Lector way. The ending was really exciting and I was not able to put the book down for the last 1/4 and the way it ended was perfect for a sequel. I could definitely see this becoming a series. I'd love to see how Sami and Al's relationship evolves. I definitely recommend this book.

Chilling and utterly believable killer--will have you double checking your locks!

I was so excited for this book to arrive that I stayed up last night finishing it. The characters are first rate, explained well, and (for the most part) stay consistent. The book moves along at a pretty good clip--not stopping for you to catch up but its so well written you won't be left behind. From the first couple of words written you will be hooked (line and sinker) and you'll feel compelled to keep going to discover if tragedy awaits or if Rizzo will be able to outsmart a killer. The killer in this case, Simon, is portrayed so distinctly that you feel as if you were watching a movie of him in your head. The fact that you get inside his head and his victims head is nothing short of genius that will give you heart palpitations. I literally could feel my adrenalin pumping and my heart racing as my eyes continued to devour this novel. I must admit to having a passing thought about the author--this book is spooky and I kind of wondered what mind could dream this up you know? So clearly there is MUCH talent here in the writer--research was definitely done. I will say the only thing that could knock this down a bit (I really would give it 4 1/2 stars) is that Detective Rizzo made a judgement choice that I did not feel suited her or how her character was portrayed early on. I had a very hard time believing she would make that choice (you'll know when you read the book) and even with the authors explanation I found it hard to swallow. Why is it always the female detectives that make a stupid judgement call? It was enough to knock it down half a star for me but I rounded up because the tension was just superb--you really cannot put this book down! The subplot revolving around Rizzo's ex husband I thought was superfluous and at times just felt forced and out of place. It didn't detract from the story but it didn't add to it as it wasn't explained enough for you to be invested in the events that ensued. I'd of bought her as a single mom without a lot of back story just fine. Anyway that should, in no way, indicate to you that I have anything less than the heartiest recommendation for you to pick up this gem. I'll warn you ahead of time it will make you freaked out, nauseated, scared, and biting your nails up until the end. Lets hope this author writes more novels of this type or a sequel (hint hint)

Wow, this author is going to go places

Skip spinning class, this book will get your heart racing faster. Don't start reading this book on a Monday or you will be late for work, the author had me at page one. The writing was so real that I felt like I was in the story. And I love the large print.


Move over Dean Koontz, Robert Ludlum and Steven King; there is a new author in town named D. Annechino!!! His new book, "They Never Die Quietly", was recommended to me by a friend. I bought is a couple of weeks ago and let it sit on my desk for a few days before I started to read it. All I can say is amazing!! Once I began to read it my day was shot as I could not put it down!!! I finished it in one day. Since the book mentions towns and places where I live work and visit, I find myself looking over my shoulder at times. D. Annechino has a visual mind that allows him to choose his words and capture your attention in a way only the top authors can do. All I can say is, when does the movie come out?


They Never Die Quietly My wife is an avid reader, and I occasionally pick up a novel and wade through it. No wading required here. My wife and I both agree, intense is a solid description of this tome. Mr. Annechino has definitely stirred the pot well, creating a suspenseful, interest holding story that you won't want to put down till the very end. If you happen to be of Catholic upbringing, there are definite situations that will ring true. But, regardless of your own background, do reserve the time to read this thriller. We shall anxiously await Mr. Annechino's next effort, hopefully it will have the grit this novel exhibits. Tell your friends. We certainly will.
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