Book Of The Day – Necessary Decisions

by Ron on August 19, 2016

Today’s Book of the Day is a Mystery novel by Giacomo Giammatteo and it’s 83% off for a limited time. Necessary Decisions has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $5!

“I chose a five star rating because six wasn’t available.” Shin – Amazon Reviewer

Necessary Decisions
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99 save $5


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Gino Cataldi is a man hanging on by a thread. Cancer took his wife, and drugs put his son in rehab. All he has left is his badge.

When a teenage girl is kidnapped it brings back nightmares from the worst case he ever worked—the one that tore his life to shreds and forced him out of Philadelphia.

Gino doesn’t want this case but he knows he has to take it. Not just to save the girl, but to earn redemption for what went wrong in Philly.

What do you do when you’ve lost everything?

Gino—a cop who pushes the limits of the law…

Lonny—a good man struggling to feed his family…

Scott—a biotech executive who has everything a man could want…

A band of ruthless kidnappers…

They all come together in a thriller you won’t be able to forget.

Everyone has decisions to make. This one could cost Gino his badge—and a young girl her life.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Another great fast-paced mystery by Giacomo Giammatteo! I highly recommend this author. I am an avid reader, and I have thoroughly enjoyed all 6 books that I have read by him, and look forward to reading more!!!


Captivating – Suspense-filled – Character-driven! I enjoyed the latest police/crime work by this talented author. The set-up grabbed me from the beginning and carried me through a maze of excellent characters and a building plot to the perfect conclusion.


There is nothing like a good “whodunit” and this is one of the best. Giammatteo writes like he has been there-done that. He captivates us with his storytelling, weaving plots and sub-plots so seamlessly that you get lost in the narrative and are mentally standing in the line of fire.


This story kept me riveted. I embraced the characters and the story-telling was great. For those who care the language is “salty” but not uncommonly so. Loved the story and the dialogue that grew the characters. Well done.


Necessary Decisions is a brilliantly crafted complex mystery that will keep the reader captivated and turning the pages until the very end. I highly recommend giving this book and every book written by Giacomo Giammatteo a read. He’s a gifted writer and an author not to be missed.

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About The Author

I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Cleland Heights, a mixed ethnic neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware, that sat on the fringes of the Italian, Irish and Polish neighborhoods. The main characters of Murder Takes Time grew up in Cleland Heights, and many of the scenes in the book were taken from real-life experiences.

Since this is a bio some of you might wonder what I do. I’ve had a successful 30 year career as a headhunter, recruiting top talent for some of the world’s best companies—Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, and many high-profile start-up companies.

During that time I’ve completed more than 500 searches, which translates into evaluating, editing, and writing thousands of resumes. I have also interviewed and done reference checks on more than 1,000 candidates. I’ve learned what companies want to see on a resume—and, perhaps more importantly—what they don’t. You’ll find a lot more information in the book and on my website.

Getting back to the bio—when my kids were young I left the Northeast and settled in Texas, where my wife suggested we get a few animals. I should have known better; we now have a full-blown animal sanctuary with rescues from all over. At last count we had 45 animals—11 dogs, a horse, a three-legged cat and 5 others, and 26 pigs.

Oh, and one crazy—and very large—wild boar, who takes walks with me every day and happens to also be my best buddy.

In the evening I help my wife tend to the animals, and at night—late at night—I turn into a writer.

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Once you get there, take a look around, click some links, and, if you’ve got time, tell me what you think.

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