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The Lost Girls of Rome

by Donato Carrisi

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The Lost Girls of Rome by Donato Carrisi
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  • Published Nov 2013
    432 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Sandra Vega, a forensic analyst with the Roman police department, mourns deeply for a marriage that ended too soon. A few months ago, in the dead of night, her husband, an up-and-coming journalist, plunged to his death at the top of a high-rise construction site. The police ruled it an accident. Sanda is convinced it was anything but.

Launching her own inquiries, Sanda finds herself on a dangerous trail, working the same case that she is convinced led to her husband's murder. An investigation which is deeply entwined with a series of disappearances that has swept the city, and brings Sandra ever closer to a centuries-old secret society that will do anything to stay in the shadows.

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"[A] fascinating, if meandering, thriller...The shifts between past and present make the complex plot, which moves at a halting pace, hard to follow." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. With references to the Monster of Florence, a medieval serial murderer, and a secret Vatican sect, Carrisi's literary thriller draws readers into a labyrinth of evil... A powerful psychological drama." - Kirkus

"This multilayered thriller was a best-seller in the author's native Italy, but, while it may attract attention here, readers are likely to come away something short of satisfied." - Booklist

"With a lot of separate subplots, intricate details, and twists, this novel has plenty for readers to follow, but those who can keep up will be rewarded with a satisfying conclusion." - Library Journal

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Donato Carrisi

Donato Carrisi studied law and criminology before he began working as a writer for television. The Whisperer, Carrisi's first novel, won five international literary prizes, has been sold in nearly twenty countries, and has been translated into languages as varied as French, Danish, Hebrew and Vietnamese. Carrisi lives in Rome.

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