A young girl has mysteriously disappeared in Rome. On the case are Clemente and Marcus, two members of the ancient Penitenzeri: a unique team, linked to the Vatican, and trained in the detection of true evil. Sandra, a brilliant forensics expert with a tragic past, is also working on the case. When their paths cross, they uncover a terrible secret world, hidden in the dark recesses of Rome....
©2011 Donato Carrisi (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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I enjoyed this immensely. Largely set in Rome, with several interwoven stories, featuring around a dead journalist, his police investigator wife, a serial killer and agents of divine intervention. Lots of twists and turns, superably narrated as ever by Saul Reichlin.
Complex narrative, made up of many threads that are carefully linked but difficult to unravel. Not a dull moment in this book. Could not stop listening. Saul Reichlen is of course one of the best narrators and he adds to the pleasure of this listen. Highly recommended. Hope to have more by this author soon!
If you like David Hewson's Nic Costa Series and Saul Reichlin's narration then you will enjoy this listen. It is has dense, interesting, interwoven plot lines that jump between time frames, so you need to pay attention! This is not one for anyone of a delicate disposition as there are some pretty gory parts. It manages to be genuinely chilling in places and was quite gripping. I would recommend it as an engaging, dark, italian thriller.
"Complex but kept you intrigued"
Don't know. I've never listened to any of my audible books again - thus far. Probably not, I couldn't really get on with the Narrator
The swift movement from character story line to another with each story slowly merging together in to an exciting finale
Bland, Inappropriate accents.
No, because of monotone narration
If you are choosing a Narrator to cover a book based in the eternal city, then a person who can sound remotely Italian would have helped. The Narrator was able to pull off the Austrian/German accent very well for one key character, so it's not as if he was told to keep the same voice throughout. This spoilt otherwise an excellent story. In some ways I wish I'd bought the paperback. Sorry this is the first time I've been critical of an audio purchase.
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