Wednesday, May 27, 2009
~Book Review - Painting the Invisible Man by Rita Schiano~
I finished this book in less than two days....I just couldn't put it down.
Anna Matteo is a writer, who delves into her past looking for answers to her father's untimely death. This is a historical fiction novel, loosely based on true events. Her father, Paulie Matteo, has ties to the mob, and is linked to some criminal activity in Cranston, Rhode Island, where the story takes place. Anna is in college at the time. When she comes home for Christmas in 1976, she is confronted with the news of her father's demise.
Some thirty years later, Anna is overwhelmed to find out the truth about her father's murder...who ordered the hit, who did it....who was directly involved? She begins researching the trial of the accused murderer, Angelo Capraro, and she goes as far as dressing incognito to visit one of her father's oldest friends, Joey Cassella, the suspect that ordered the hit on Paulie... a man that was her first secret crush as a young girl....a man that she thought she could trust....a man that she could never envision hurting her father.
Rita Schiano truly has a gift for writing, and captures the characters and time frames perfectly. I am Italian, so that is another reason I enjoyed this story.
Painting the Invisible Man is a true glimpse of the life of Anna and her family in the 1970's, her relationship with her father, mother and brother, and the grown-up Anna; ready to face her fears and live her life without boundaries.
Read this book - you won't be disappointed.
My Rating: Five Stars
For more information about Rita, please visit www.ritaschiano.com.
Publisher: The Reed Edwards Company
****I just visited Amazon.com to find out more about Rita's previous book "Sweet Bitter Love" and saw that it had been reviewed recently! Go to http://wynsbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/sweet-bitter-love-by-rita-schiano.html for the review. Oh, and I am putting in an order for this book. :)