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Publisher's Summary

Alice was a hopeful young graduate student when, on a beautiful August night, her body was found in the woods. She'll always remember the night she was murdered. And she still suffers the grief and rage that destroyed her family.

But what Alice regrets most is the last fight she had with her boyfriend, Enrico - and the fact that she never had the chance to tell him something that would have changed everything.

A decade later, Enrico has returned to the provincial town where Alice lived and died, to sell his family home. All he wants is to forget. But then, among the things he left behind, he finds an old cell phone...and unread texts sent from Alice's phone.

Now, her terrible secrets are about to swallow up everyone she knew, loved, and trusted. For Enrico, discovering them is his only chance to put his lost love - and the demons of his past - to rest.

©2015 Riccardo Bruni (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 by Anne Milano Appel.

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Beautiful

Loved it. This is an excellent book. Beautifully written and performed. I loved it. .

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twists and turns

the story was good it has a couple good twists and keeps you guessing. it was a good story.

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Interesting - Mystery and Relationships

If you could sum up The Night of the Moths in three words, what would they be?

interesting, narrated beautifully, relationship-focused

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot did move well - not like a traditional thriller, though. It was a bit more meandering - in and out of the characters' lives, and I actually really liked that. This was more of a cross between a novel and a mystery.

What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

I ADORED her beautiful, lilting Italian voice. Half the time I hoped the book would never end, just so I could keep listening to her!

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

The book didn't give me any extreme reactions - but it always produced enough emotional investment for me to want to keep reading.

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  • MB
  • 09-24-18

Excellent!

Very well written! The narrator was one of the best I’ve ever listened to! Enjoy!

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  • Gretchen
  • Salinas, CA, United States
  • 01-08-18

THE BAR HAS BEEN RAISED!!!!

CASSANDRA CAMPBELL'S NARRATION FLOWS LIKE A WELL CHOSEN PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC. THE STORY IS ARTFULLY TOLD, INTRIGUING AND INTENSE, WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF CREEPY THROWN IN! THE CHARACTERS ARE INTERESTING AND COMPLEX. I FIND MYSELF THINKING ABOUT THEM AND I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT IN THEIR LIVES. THE STORY COULD HAVE BEEN HEAVY, BUT THE AUTHOR CREATED AN ENDEARING CHARACTER WHOSE INNER DIALOGUE PROVIDES A GENTLE COMIC RELIEF. THE BAR HAS NOW BEEN RAISED FOR THRILLER/SUSPENSE NOVELS!

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  • Melissa
  • Manhattan, KS, United States
  • 01-22-18

Not my cup of tea

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story content

What was most disappointing about Riccardo Bruni and Anne Milano Appel - translator ’s story?

There were parts of the story that were unexpectantly crude and sexual. I won't listen to books with sexual content.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful