Am I The Killer? by Dan Petrosini @jazzywine @BOTBSPublicity #blogtour #bookreview

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 Welcome to a new week and a brand sparkly new blog tour! I’m thrilled to be kicking off the proceedings for Dan Petrosini’s Am I The Killer?

Massive thanks to Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and for my e-copy of Am I The Killer?

The Blurb

Peter hated him…

…and the murder was brutal.

Could he really be the killer?

Peter served his country in Afghanistan. The brain injury was severe. To survive in the hospital, he kept his focus on the one thing that mattered, Mary. What he found back home, broke him.

Mary was with Billy, the bully who terrorized his childhood.

When the police arrested him for Billy’s murder, they had just one problem…

…Peter claimed he couldn’t remember what he did that night.

Detective Luca’s career can’t afford another mistake. This case could be a problem, though, as the obvious suspect doesn’t remember a thing. Is Peter trying to pull a fast one?

Who else could have done it?

There’s more at play than meets the eye. Politics and personal demons plague him. Luca’s career and maybe his life are on the line.

You’ll love this riveting book one in the Luca Mystery police procedural series, because of the unexpected plot twists.

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What Did I Think?

There’s that saying “what goes around comes around” and Billy Wyatt appeared to be well overdue his fair share of karma. But who battered this bully to death in his own home? Only Frank Luca is determines to find out the truth. Was it former victim and veteran Pete Hill who can’t remember what he did that night or was it someone else?!

Pete’s recovery was heartbreaking but it felt so real. I was frustrated for Pete as he was tested by the experts and as he tripped over the hurdles that his damaged brain put in front of him. And oh the thought of memory loss, that would scare the crap out of me. As the story went in, the full extent of Pete’s injuries becomes more apparent and he as a character becomes more unreliable and by golly I love an unreliable character!

Despite his choice in women (I’ll come to that), I really liked Frank Luca. His desire to get the right suspect and his tenacity for truth is just what I want from a detective. He is like a dog with a bone, but was he chasing his tail unnecessarily?

I’ve got to say the character of Debra seriously annoyed me. She married a cop, one with ambition. Does she really expect him to work office hours?! She really needs to get a grip of what being the wife of a detective entails! I really wanted to slap her for not being more supportive of the ambitious Luca.

I raced through Am I The Killer? in an evening, the pace and switching of perspectives gripping my attention as I read. This is a cracking start to a series and I hope to try and squeeze some more of Petrosini’s books into my reading!

Who Is Dan Petrosini?

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Dan wrote his first story at age ten and is still at it.  Married, with two daughters and a needy Maltese, Dan lives in Southwest Florida. A New York City native, Dan teaches at local colleges, writes novels, and plays tenor saxophone in several jazz bands. He also drinks way too much wine.

Dan has his own view of the world and culture, or lack thereof. He passionately believes people can realize their dreams if they focus and act, and he encourages just that.

His favourite saying is – ‘The price of discipline is always less than the cost of regret’

Dan also reminds people to get negativity out of their lives. He feels it is contagious and advises people to steer clear of negative people.

Dan has written over fifteen novels and has an active blog at http://danpetrosini.com

5 thoughts on “Am I The Killer? by Dan Petrosini @jazzywine @BOTBSPublicity #blogtour #bookreview

  1. This sounds like a great book. I’ve enjoyed books where one character has memory loss (no matter the source) and this sounds like something I would enjoy. Now if only I had time to read it . . . 🙂

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  3. I don’t like the unsupportive spouse trope either. I really do wonder whether real life detectives are equally unfortunate when it comes to love 😆

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