Villa Triste

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Grand Central Publishing, Jan 22, 2013 - Fiction - 640 pages
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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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User Review  - karen_o - LibraryThing

I've been renewing this library book for at least three months now. Always resisting actually reading it because it was a doorstopper at 629 pages. I actually found it an amazingly fast read once I ... Read full review

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User Review  - jtck121166 - LibraryThing

This is more ambitious than the run-of-the-mill crime fiction at 0.89, and worth much more in every sense. It takes the form of the diary of an Italian anti-fascist partisan interleaved with a ... Read full review

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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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