Monday, June 25, 2012

All He Saw Was The Girl by Peter Leonard

Rome: McCabe and Chip, two American exchange students, are about to become embroiled with a violent street gang, a beautiful Italian girl, and a flawed kidnapping plan.

Detroit:  Sharon Vanelli’s affair with Joey Palermo, a Mafia enforcer, is about to be discovered by her husband, Ray, a secret service agent.

Brilliantly plotted and shot through with wry humor, ALL HE SAW WAS THE GIRL sees these two narratives collide in the backstreets of Italy’s oldest city.

Stories of mafia dons and kidnappings are usually not my thing, but the humor in this story takes All He Saw Was The Girl out of the typical suspense genre.  The twists and turns of the plot kept my interest and made this an enjoyable read.  There were some issues with tense and sentence structure - not necessarily wrong, just unusual - that bothered me at the beginning, but as I got involved and into the flow of the story, I no longer notice because I was so interested in how the multiple plot lines were going to come together and resolve. It was a fun and entertaining read.

Peter Leonard’s debut novel, QUIVER was published to international acclaim in 2008, and was followed by TRUST ME in 2009, and VOICES OF THE DEAD in 2012.  Find out more about Peter and his books at

I received a free copy of this ebook as part of a promotional tour sponsored by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours.


  1. Thank yo for your honest review. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to his future work.

  2. I'll have to check this out; usually this type of plot doesn't interest me either, but it does sound like it was good. Thanks for the review!


  3. I have this to read, and now am more excited! I love mystery/thrillers, but one with humor (which I love too) is hard to find!!