In A Small Town

In A Small Town

by Marc DiGiacomo
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In A Small Town by Marc DiGiacomo

Even in a small town, secrets can’t hide forever...
The shotgun blast catches Detective Matthew Longo by
surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won't end.
Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is
changing. It is up to him to make a difference.

While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a family funeral for someone
"connected," a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question Donny about his
family business. What will Matt learn from the Agent? Will Donny Mello
return in time to help Matthew Longo catch his shooter? More
importantly, can Matthew hide a potentially career-ending secret from
his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046198409
Publisher: Marc DiGiacomo
Publication date: 06/12/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 587,091
File size: 508 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marc A. DiGiacomo is the Multi-Award Winning author of "In A Small Town." Mr. DiGiacomo is a retired and highly decorated police detective who worked for a small town in the State of New York. During his police career, Mr. DiGiacomo has worked with numerous police agencies including the F.B.I., D.E.A., U.S. Secret Service, New York State Police, NYPD, Westchester County District Attorney's Office and many other law enforcement agencies. He currently resides in New York with his wife and three children. On September 12, 2013, "In A Small Town," won the Best Thriller award at the 2013 Orangeberry Book Expo Hall of Fame. On July 15, 2014, "In A Small Town," was named a Thriller Finalist in the 2014 International Readers' Favorite Awards Contest. On September 1, 2014, "In A Small Town," won Honorable Mention for Thriller at the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Awards Contest.

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In a Small Town 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am swearing off "series" by authors I don't know. It is the hallmark of a mediocre author to leave so many loose ends that the reader is compelled to buy book after book. The thing is, after reading 3or 4 books what you have barely makes one good book. It seems the ebook world has so lowered the bar for publishers that almost anyone can get anything published. The book was not bad but as I say I despise cliffhangers. You want to write a series with same characters? Fine, but each book should be stand alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess I will have to find the next book to Find out what happens next .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recollections of police calls of horrific death scenes interspersed with a detective's recovery from an assination attempt...much like reading a diary of a police officer's worst calls
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot and an easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone who would enjoy reading a good crime story. Toss in a bit more humor and it would be on the level of a Joseph Wambagh book.Thanks to the author for offering the book for free. Im looking forward to reading the next one.
MarienicollBetaIN More than 1 year ago
Marc DiGiacomo, knows how to write and keep your attention with, Detective Longo. Marc, captured me page after page. I could feel the inspiration of why he wrote this being a Detective himself. Even the dreams that Longo, had in the book I felt like I was having those dreams, from being sad, to being petrified that the bad guy was around every corner. What I loved most, was the fact I didn't see the ending coming. That's the best part of a mystery in a book. Marc's character's in the book could be from your own local tiny town police department. The next time you see an officer, if he's there to help, give advice or just rescue you make sure you shake their hand and buy them a cup of coffee. Outstanding book. Patiently waiting for the next one.
THESELF-TAUGHTCOOK More than 1 year ago
Off-duty police Detective Matthew Longo was shot while picking up a pizza. While recuperating, he withdraws from everyone because he has no idea who shot him or why. Matthew's best friend and partner, Donny Mello, is in Italy visiting family, and FBI agent Cynthia Shyler wants to know about Donny's connection to the Mafia. In Di Giacomo's debut novel, he presents a police thriller that never stops. Violence, suspense, sex, and Mafiosos will keep the reader glued to the book. The raw realism and drama make for a classic page-turner. While the changing point-of-view confused me a time or two, fans of gritty criminal noir will love this novel and beg for more. 4 stars Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Partners in Crime book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 [...] : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a Small Town is the first book in a series and it got me intrigued  right from the start.  Marc does a great job of  bringing the characters to life and making you feel as though your right there.A good fast paced thriller that held my attention from start to finish.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Even quiet small towns have bad guys ... While off duty, Hutchville, N.Y. police Detective Matthew Longo was shot in the chest, but his life was saved by his bullet proof vest. Matthew is physically fine, but he struggles emotionally not knowing who tried to kill him, so he withdraws from the world unable to come to terms with what happened, even though he knows that he has to go back to work. The one person that he always depended on to help him through his struggles is his best friend and partner Donny Mello. But Donny is in Italy for a family funeral, and while he is away, FBI Agent Cynthia Shyler is questioning Matthew about Donny's connections to the Mafia. Who wants Matthew dead, and is Donny involved in the failed attempted hit on Matthew's life? In A Small Town is a riveting police thriller that keeps the reader sitting on the edge of their seats. In his debut novel, author Marc A. DiGiacomo weaves an intriguing tale set in the quaint small town of Hutchville, NY, told in the first person narrative by police Detective Matthew Longo, who provides the reader with his perspective of the various encounters and danger that comes with being a small town police officer. Pulling from his own past experience in law enforcement as a retired police detective, the author's knowledge and perspective lends a sense of realistic credibility to the story. The story is fast paced and flows smoothly, it easily draws the reader in while the drama, suspense, and many twists and turns keeps them guessing as they turn the pages. I loved how the reader is able to get into Matthew's head with the first person narrative that alternates between the present time and flashbacks to his past. There is a raw realistic and believable feel that comes through with Matthew's emotions and thoughts as he deals with his inner turmoil. You can't help but get immersed in Matthew's story as it unfolds, his story leaps off the pages with a palpable intensity that keeps the reader engaged, even though they are left with a cliff hanger ending. With an intriguing cast of characters who are realistic; witty dialogue and dramatic interactions; and a riveting storyline that only a former law enforcement official could weave; In A Small Town is a gritty, powerful and compelling police thriller that will leave you wanting more! In A Small Town is the first book in a series by author Marc A. DiGiacomo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this story, but I wish I could have the ending. I appreciate the desire to create a future follower of this story line, but I want to follow a story from start to finish. I do recommend the author and story line to readers who enjoy series reading, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry I got it
os2baba More than 1 year ago
This has got to be one the worst books I have ever read. I kept going for about 50 pages and then just gave up. The writing is juvenile. Feels like something written by a middle grader. And to make things worse, the protagonist is so whiny that you just can't feel any connection other than annoyance. I thought Agatha Raisin was an annoying whiny protagonist, but this character takes the prize. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Premise was really good, but the follow through was weak. Certain characters were not given enough body and the main guy just had odd narrative at times. Wrapped up very quickly and predictably. Disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes me want to continue to check the progress if Matt and Franny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this quick, easy read. It kept my interest and was humorous. Wish it were longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
155 pages. Great story! A must read . You will not want to put it away. The story ends with a cliffhanger that picks up in the second book. Can't wait to find out what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was good but hate when the story does not end. Can not find second book on Nook. Disgusting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story but i wish this wasnt a series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and well written story of police life and the psycological issues. A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable. I like mystery novels and thought this one was well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Read it in one night, couldn't put it down! Would give it 10 stars if I could! An excellent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Not happy with the way it ended. Will have too wait til I read the next book and may revise my thoughts . Worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow starter, it's okay about half way through, not the best read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first book" In a small town". It was tough at first but I'll never give up once I start to involve myself. Good plot and characters so I will have to read the second part to find out what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads like a cop's diary. Characters aren't well developed and the plot is pretty scarce. The story just ends... no completion that makes sense. Read excerpt from next book and not interested in reading it