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The Light in the Ruins - Chris Bohjalian
The Light in the Ruins
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1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills of Tuscany, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. But when two soldiers—a German and an Italian—arrive at their doorstep asking to see an ancient... show more
1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills of Tuscany, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. But when two soldiers—a German and an Italian—arrive at their doorstep asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site, the Rosatis’ bucolic tranquility is shattered.   1955: Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence Police Department, has successfully hidden her tragic scars from WWII, at least until she’s assigned to a gruesome new case—a serial killer who is targeting the remaining members of the Rosati family one by one. Soon, she will find herself digging into past secrets that will reveal a breathtaking story of moral paradox, human frailty, and the mysterious ways of the heart. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307743923 (0307743926)
ASIN: 307743926
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
3.0 The Light in the Ruins ★★★☆☆
I am a little disappointed in this book overall, as I had high expectations after seeing some very good reviews. Also disappointing that I didn’t like this more because my library has several more audios of this author’s books on Overdrive. It started out well, at least, with a brutal murder occurri...
Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it
5.0 Captivating mystery of The Light in the Ruins
This was my first Chris Bohjalian book and I'm really glad I've been introduced to his writing. The Light in the Ruins is a fascinating mystery that plays out in Italy between 1955 - the time of the murder, and 1944 - the reason for it. He brings an incredible amount of detail to his historical fict...
Bluebird
Bluebird rated it
3.0 The Light in the Ruins
The novel opens with the grisly murder of Francesca, the daughter-in-law of Marchese Rosati, in 1955. The murderer tells us he is targeting the entire Rosati family. The question is: Why? While the detectives work to solve the crime and protect the other family members, the author slowly reveals eve...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it
3.0 The Light in the Ruins
Review first posted on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-light-in-ruins.htmlThe Light in the Ruins is a story of World War II as it comes to Italy and a story of a war vendetta carried out about ten year later. The story moves back and forth between the two time periods, sl...
Denise
Denise rated it
3.0 The Light in the Ruins
I was a bit disappointed in this book. I spent the whole book dying to know who was the killer and when I found out who it was at the end it felt like a letdown. I don't think it helped much that I didn't really like anyone in the Rosati family either. I was annoyed with how naive Cristina was, and ...
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