A chilling, gripping and perceptive novel based on the real-life case of a Florentine serial killer, from the highly acclaimed Magdalen Nabb ('Credible, classy and compelling, this is crime fiction at its best' Sunday Times).
Magdalen Nabb was born in Lancashire in 1947. She has lived in Florence since 1975 and pursues a dual career as crime writer and children's author.
'Nabb's account of the details is freshly horrifying, as are many
of the characters who people the book. The vicious, incestuous
suspect is...so vivid on the page that the reader feels the need of
a shower after each of his many appearances... One of the many
wonderful things about this book is the impossibility of
distinguishing between fact and fiction, but that is, after all,
the nature of justice in Italy.' -- Donna Leon * Sunday Times *
'A haunting thriller where past and present collide, where ambition brutalises those who have most need of compassion and where lies are often more credible that truth' -- Val McDermid * Manchester Evening News *
'A brilliant detective story' -- T J Binyon * Evening Standard *
Credible, classy and compelling, this is crime fiction at its best * Sunday Times *