The Italian literary thriller sensation from the author of the bestselling, prize-winning THE WHISPERER.
A young girl has mysteriously disappeared in Rome. As rain lashes the ancient streets, two men, Clemente and Marcus, sit in a cafe near the Piazza Navona and pore over the details of the case. They are members of the ancient Penitenzeri - a unique Italian team, linked to the Vatican and trained in the detection of true evil.
But they are not alone. Sandra - a brilliant forensics expert with a tragic past - is also working on the case. When her path crosses theirs, not only do they make headway in the case of the missing girl, but they also uncover a terrible secret world, hidden in the dark recesses of Rome. A world that is as perfect as it is evil...
A spellbinding literary thriller from the author of THE WHISPERER, this novel offers a window onto the hidden secrets of Rome. Beautifully capturing the atmosphere of the city, it blends a page-turning plot with fascinating historical fact.
About the Author
Donato Carrisi was born in 1973 and studied law and criminology. He won four Italian literature prizes for his bestselling debut The Whisperer. Since 1999 he has been working as a TV screenwriter and he lives in Rome.
Donato Carrisi's latest offering doesn't disappoint...as the twists in this page-turner come thick and fast ...Throughout, there are also echoes of the bestselling author, Dan Brown, courtesy of the mysterious Penitenzieri. But Carrisi, in this reviewer's opinion, does a better job of weaving the story of an ancient organisation into a modern-day thriller [Sunday Business Post Ireland]Compelling reading. Carrisi creates charismatic characters and his vivid writing reflects his earlier career as a script writer [Canberra Times]Donato Carrisi writes beautifully complex stories which race beyond the usual 'who dunnit', delving deep into psychology as well as providing fascinating insights into matters such as art and architecture or religion and history [Weekend Bookworm]A spellbinding literary thriller with an unimaginable denouement. Highly recommended [South Coast Register]
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 5th July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.568