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I literally had goosebumps the entire way through this book. I read the first one in the series a few months ago and absolutely loved it (see a review of Murder Takes Time here), but I have to say, this was even better.

Murder Has ConsequencesGiammatteo has an incredible talent for weaving in mystery and suspense along with deeply thought out and believable characters. Murder Has Consequences is a phenomenal read, with spine-tingling scenes that had me burning through pages. I finished the whole thing in just two days because I couldn’t wait to see what happened next, and now I’m pining away for book 3.

I don’t want to give too much away but suffice to say, there are murders (lots of them), and there are investigations. You get to know the victims, the investigators and even the perpetrators. It’s almost as if you’ve known them your whole life. I found myself screaming in my head “No, no no!”, and it wasn’t because what the characters were doing was unrealistic but because it was so dammed true to life!

Murder Takes TimeI don’t usually read murder mysteries but I will be first in line for the third book in this series. So, 5 stars for this one (and trust me, that almost never happens), the formatting was spot on, I think I noticed 1 typo in the entire book and the storyline was just brilliant. If you’re a fan of murder mystery (or even if you’re not) go and buy Murder Takes Time; you’ll be so sucked in that I won’t even have to encourage you to buy Murder Has Consequences– you will have already done it!

One warning though, it’s not for children or the feint of heart. If you have a weak stomach, maybe these books aren’t for you. They’re murder mysteries, so don’t be shocked when there’s violence. It’s not all and out gore but it is there, told in such a way that a shiver is forced up your spine. So, with that warning in mind go forth and be trapped in Giammateo’s world.


See how Giammatteo’s work compares to that of Agatha Christie’s Body in the Library.

If you’d like to know more about this series read an interview with Giacomo Giammatteo.

What mystery books have you read recently? Have you read Giammatteo’s books, what did you think?



2 Comments so far

  1.    giacomo giammatteo on October 23, 2013 3:24 pm      Reply

    What a great surprise to see this on twitter. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review the book, and I’m thrilled you enjoyed it.

    •    saffron on October 23, 2013 10:54 pm      Reply

      No problem! I’m really looking forward to the next one 🙂

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