Plot: In this alluring thriller, PI Freddy Ferguson must hunt down the killer of the daughter of a mob boss who literally slipped from his fingers during torrential rain. As he hunts for her killer, he must also solve the mystery of his own loneliness and attraction to his colleague Claire.
Prose: Andrew Diamond’s muscular and concise prose carries readers into the story from page one and describes with equal effect the shifting settings of the murder trail.
Originality: Fans of romance and mystery alike will enjoy the parallels Kill Romeo creates between the murderous and the romantic passions, both of which require a resolution of loss and secrecy.
Character/Execution: Tough guy Ferguson is deeply relatable thanks to Diamond’s elaboration of his inner life, which matches the intrigue of the murder mystery at the heart of the story.
Blurb: In this highly readable thriller, the chase is on for Freddy Ferguson, a former boxer turned private eye, to solve the mysteries of two women, one living, one dead.
Date Submitted: June 06, 2022
"A fast-packed, first-rate murder mystery that crackles with sexual tension... The murder mystery driving Kill Romeo is first-rate. So too is the writing... The sum is a novel that is simultaneously entertaining, suspenseful and cathartic."
"What begins as a puzzling murder turns into something unexpectedly even more complex on many levels... The story provides a riveting blend of personal and investigative conundrums that keep Freddy and his readers on their toes."