Blessed Are Those Who Weep by Kristi Belcamino is the third book in the “Gabriella Giovanni” mystery series. Publisher: Witness Impulse, April 2015
San Francisco Bay Area reporter Gabriella Giovanni stumbles onto a horrific crime scene with only one survivor—a baby girl found crawling between the dead bodies of her family members. Reeling from the slaughter, Gabriella clings to the infant. When Social Services pries the little girl from her arms, the enormity of the tragedy hits home. Diving deep into a case that brings her buried past to the forefront, Gabriella is determined to hunt down the killer who left this helpless baby an orphan.
But one by one the clues all lead to a dead end, and Gabriella’s obsession with finding justice pulls her into a dark, tortuous spiral that is set to destroy everything she loves. . .
This fast-paced drama was so explosive that I could not put this book down. The author’s writing style was so grippingly devious that I was immediately pulled in and landed right in the middle of all the action which didn’t stop until the last chess piece was played. The complexity of the situations immersed me in this emotional roller coaster ride that I wasn’t sure if Gabby would survive all that she faced. This was a nail-biting, adrenaline-fueled drama filled with intrigue, suspense and the need for answers at all cost. Kristi is a force to be reckoned with in the crime fiction arena and I look forward to the next book in this terrific series.