1. Murder takes time – Never rush. Know what you are going to do before, during, and after the job. Know your victim. Their face. Routines. Neighborhood. Family.
2. Murder has consequences – When doing a job you can never, ever, let it get personal. Each assignment is just a job. If you let it get personal, it will have consequences.
3. Murder takes patience – If someone has a routine, trust it. Wait them out, and it will pay off. As for yourself, never be predictable. Don’t shop at the same place. Don’t do anything at the same place or at the same time or on the same days.
4. Murder is invisible – To be good at this, you need to be invisible. And since you can’t really be invisible, you have to practice not being noticed. There is a difference between being seen and being noticed. If you have to break rule number three, make sure you adhere to rule number four.
5. Murder is a promise – If you enter into a deal to murder someone, that is a promise, a secret pact. Once you take the assignment, you need to finish the job, or it could come back to haunt you.
6. Murder is immaculate – Don’t leave any clues, and make sure you clean up loose ends.
These are the lessons that Nicky Fusco had to learn, on the hard way. When he was a child, friendship was forever. At least he thought so. Now, his childhood best friend needs help.
Tom comes out of jail. First stop, his wife. But she didn’t wait for him. There were other men in her life. Tom wants revenge.
A man has been murdered. Tortured. When another dead body appears, it is too obvious that it’s a serial killer.
Frankie Donovan works as a police detective. His brother-in-law gets killed. Frankie was the last person that saw him alive. They fought. So, now, he is the main suspect. He needs help. Friendship and honor forever.
After reading Murder Takes Time I couldn’t wait to read the book two, Murder Has Consequences. The second story continues where the first one stopped. There are two parallel stories in this book. One is for hunting the serial killer, the other one for solving the case for which Frankie has been accused. Are they connected? I’ll leave you to read the book. This story is a real page-turner. You would not want to put it down until the last page. At least, that was my case. There are twists and turn-over on every next page. Sometimes I wonder are there people who deserve to die? Can killing be moral? Is the killer always the bad guy? How much a real friendship costs? Is it worth for the price that is paid? Like the title says: “Murder has consequences”.
Would I recommend this book? Yes, of course. It’s definitely worth for recommendation.
My opinion: 5 / 5