Villa Triste

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Grand Central Publishing, Jan 22, 2013 - Fiction - 640 pages
21 Reviews
Florence, 1943. Two sisters, Isabella and Caterina Cammaccio, find themselves surrounded by terror and death; and with Italy trapped under the heel of a brutal Nazi occupation, bands of Partisans rise up.

Soon Isabella and Caterina will test their wits and deepest beliefs as never before. As the winter grinds on, they will be forced to make the most important decisions of their lives. Their choices will reverberate for decades.

In the present day, Alessandro Pallioti, a senior policeman agrees to oversee a murder investigation, after it emerges the victim was once a Partisan hero. When the case begins to unravel, Pallioti finds himself working to uncover a crime lost in the twilight of war, the consequences of which are as deadly today as they were over sixty years ago.

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Review: Villa Triste (Inspector Pallioti #2)

User Review  - Marcie - Goodreads

Despite getting off to a somewhat slow start, I found myself engrossed in this fascinating novel that's part contemporary mystery and part historical fiction. I've read quite a few novels set during ... Read full review

Review: Villa Triste (Inspector Pallioti #2)

User Review  - LemonLinda - Goodreads

This is the story of two sisters, Isabella and Caterina, in Florence, Italy during the waning years of WWII as the Allies are approaching but the Germans and remaining Fascists are entrenched and ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Lucretia Grindle was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up spending half her time in the United States and half her time in the UK. Continuing as she started out, she still splits her time, but now calls the coast of Maine home.

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