In a Small Town

Fiction - Thriller - General
208 Pages
Reviewed on 11/27/2012
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Author Biography

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 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.

On September 1, 2014, "In A Small Town" won honorable mention at the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards - Thriller.

On June 10, 2014, the much anticipated sequel, "Back In Town" was released.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Molly Edwards for Readers' Favorite

This book right here. This is it. This is what a thriller novel should be all about. I loved this book from start to finish. Mr. Di Giacomo has taken a wonderful plot line and mixed it with amazingly captivating characters and threw his readers an intense, witty debut thriller.

The characters within the pages of this book are light hearted. They are intense. Each one has their own story to tell, yet they all are centered around the one small town in New York: Hutchville. Being a police officer is not an easy feat, I'm sure, but Mr. Di Giacomo captured the heart of being a cop on a small town's police force. When that officer is shot and out of work during recuperation, a lot is told. A lot is brought to light about a life of a cop.

Mixed into that life of a cop, is some amazing twists and turns with Italian mafia and Dons and hit men. The twists pile up, bringing with them, edge-of-your-seat anticipation of what will happen next. When a beautiful FBI agent enters the picture, it adds a bit of the spark-flying passion, making this story even better.

Mr. Di Giacomo is a wonderfully talented new author, and has quickly made a home on my favorite authors list. His style is engaging and realistic, and pulls the reader in full force, to the heart of the story. I am glad I reviewed this book, and am looking forward, with antsy anticipation, for another amazingly written novel by this new author! Well done, Mr. Di Giacomo!

Karleene L. Morrow

"I don't know indie author Marc A. DiGiacomo but I am as proud of him as if he were my brother! He did a fantastic job of writing this book, using all the important writing techniques that keeps readers right on the edge." -Karleene L. Morrow, author of "Fiction Writing"

R. Lee Holz

"In a Small Town is a gritty, authentic and highly entertaining crime thriller. A well-conceived and executed plot is fleshed out with the flashbacks to incidents that detail the career of a dedicated patrol officer and detective. Highly recommended for lovers of hard-boiled police thrillers." R. Lee Holz, author of, "The Bowin Novels."

Jeffrey Miller

"If you like your reading fast and action-packed, you're going to love In A Small Town."

Jeffrey Miller

Claude D.

"Due to his past profession as a police officer the author writes the plot and twists very realistically, and keeps you turning the pages. `In a Small Town' is a quick read and very enjoyable."

Jim Weaver

"This book was cleverly crafted around a small town policeman who became embroiled in big town drama.

With this book I have made the decision to write reviews only on books I think deserve the five stars!

I will read more Marc DiGiacomo!"

Christine M. Hane

"Well written story keeps things moving. The author developed interesting characters and showed some of the frustration felt by real cops. Never a dull moment in this small town."

Athena L. Nagel

"What I found most interesting with this story is the perspective of the writing. We were often "listening" to Matthew's thoughts - such as "what don't they get, I have just been shot". We hear his inner turmoil and become a part of it. That perspective brings the story to life in such a unique way. There were no events in the story that truly left my jaw dropped - but I loved the book! It is rare that an author can truly involve the reader into the story so thoroughly. I give this book 5 stars."