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Title:The Light in the Ruins
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Chris Bohjalian
Publisher:Doubleday
ISBN:0385534817
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:309
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Italy, Historical, World war ii

The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Light in the Ruins From the i New York Times i bestselling author of i Midwives i and i The Sandcastle Girls i comes a spellbinding novel of love despair and revenge set in war ravaged Tuscany .

Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence the Rosatis an Italian family of noble lineage believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe Eighteen year old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool playing with her young niece and nephew and wandering aimlessly amid the estate s gardens and olive groves But when two soldiers a German and an Italian arrive at the villa asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site the Rosatis bucolic tranquility is shattered A young German lieutenant begins to court Cristina the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality and what was once their sanctuary becomes their prison .

Serafina Bettini an investigator with the Florence police department has her own demons A beautiful woman Serafina carefully hides her scars along with her haunting memories of the war But when she is assigned to a gruesome new case a serial killer targeting the Rosatis murdering the remnants of the family one by one in cold blood Serafina finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history .

Set against an exquisitely rendered Italian countryside i The Light in the Ruins i unveils a breathtaking story of moral paradox human frailty and the mysterious ways of the heart

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