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The Black Monastery | [Stav Sherez]

The Black Monastery

People used to come to the small Greek island of Palassos for the historic ruins. Now they come to take drugs and party all night. But the horrific ritual murder of a boy in the grounds of an old monastery brings back memories of two similar deaths in the mid-1970s, and of a mysterious cult who once dwelt in the island's interior, memories the island has tried hard to forget. As Nikos, the police chief who has been persuaded back to his home island for the final years of his career, begins his investigation...
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Publisher's Summary

People used to come to the small Greek island of Palassos for the historic ruins. Now they come to take drugs and party all night. But the horrific ritual murder of a boy in the grounds of an old monastery brings back memories of two similar deaths in the mid-1970s, and of a mysterious cult who once dwelt in the island's interior, memories the island has tried hard to forget.

As Nikos, the police chief who has been persuaded back to his home island for the final years of his career, begins his investigation, two Brits arrive on the island: the best-selling crime writer Kitty Carson, on a break from the pressures of work and her strained marriage, and Jason, an aspiring writer with a secret of his own. When a second body is discovered - further endangering the island's lucrative tourist trade - these three characters are thrown together, as the gruesome secrets of the past begin to emerge.

Brilliantly paced, and featuring a memorable cast of characters, The Black Monastery is a blistering portrait of paradise gone wrong.

Stav Sherez is a freelance journalist and music critic.

©2009 Stav Sherez (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A complex tale of greed, guilt and lust" (Sunday Telegraph)

"A dark, disgusting, disquieting tale" (Literary Review)

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  • Colette
    Gorebridge, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "Exciting story, very well read"
    What made the experience of listening to The Black Monastery the most enjoyable?

    The setting on the Greek island is very well described and adds to the tone and pace of the narrative. The description of the 3 main characters is full and rounded and makes them sympathetic and believable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Black Monastery?

    I don't think there was any one moment that stood out for me, rather I liked the way I was drawn into the mystery and the way that the past and present were drawn together.


    What about Chris Pavlo’s performance did you like?

    Very well read. He did an excellent job of differentiating between the characters.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Despite the loud drunken tourists, it made me want to go and visit a Greek island.


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