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The Night Villa - Carol Goodman
The Night Villa
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An evocative tale of intrigue, romance, and treachery, Carol Goodman’s spellbinding new novel, The Night Villa, follows the fascinating lives of two remarkable women centuries apart.The eruption of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 buried a city and its people, their treasures and secrets.... show more
An evocative tale of intrigue, romance, and treachery, Carol Goodman’s spellbinding new novel, The Night Villa, follows the fascinating lives of two remarkable women centuries apart.The eruption of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 buried a city and its people, their treasures and secrets. Centuries later, echoes of this disaster resonate with profound consequences in the life of classics professor Sophie Chase. In the aftermath of a tragic shooting on the University of Texas campus, Sophie seeks sanctuary on the isle of Capri, immersing herself in her latest scholarly project alongside her colleagues, her star pupil, and their benefactor, the compelling yet enigmatic business mogul John Lyros. Beneath layers of volcanic ash lies the Villa della Notte–the Night Villa–home to first-century nobles, as well as to the captivating slave girl at the heart of an ancient controversy. And secreted in a subterranean labyrinth rests a cache of antique documents believed lost to the ages: a prize too tantalizing for Sophie to resist. But suspicion, fear, and danger roam the long-untrodden tunnels and chambers beneath the once sumptuous estate–especially after Sophie sees the face of her former lover in the darkness, leaving her to wonder if she is chasing shadows or succumbing to the siren song of the Night Villa. Whatever shocking events transpired in the face of Vesuvius’s fury have led to deeper, darker machinations that inexorably draw Sophie into their vortex, rich in stunning revelations and laden with unseen menace.Praise for The Night VIlla:“Visit The Night Villa: Carol Goodman’s luminous prose and superb storytelling will keep you entertained into the late hours.”–Nancy Pickard“The pleasure of a Carol Goodman novel is in her enviable command of the classical canon–and the deft way she [writes] a book that’s light enough for a weekend on the beach but literary enough for a weekend in the Hamptons.”–Chicago Tribune
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345479600 (0345479602)
ASIN: 345479602
Publisher: Ballantine
Pages no: 413
Edition language: English
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Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
4.5 Book Review: The Night Villa
Book: The Night Villa Author: Carol Goodman Genre: Fiction/Classic/Mystery/Suspense Summary: The eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 buried a city and its people, their treasures and secrets. Centuries later, echoes of this disaster resonate with profound consequences in the life of ...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
5.0 The Night Villa by Carol Goodman
19/11 - This was a great literary mystery thriller. Totally enthralling story, especially learning more about Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, and Herculaneum. I also liked learning that a lot of the mythology they've been using in Season 2 of True Blood is what's actually in the mythology books, not just...
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers rated it
3.0 The Night Villa: A Novel
Carol Goodman's "The Night Villa" was an enjoyable read for me because of how it presents two very different stories of different times into one majestic coat. One of the stories focuses on Sophie, a University of Texas Classics professor, who recovers in the aftermath of a tragic school shooting i...
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Dr. Sophie Chase is a classics professor at the University of Texas in Austin who attends an interview as support for a student named Agnes to participate in an archaeological research project on the Isle of Capri in Italy. The interview ends with a tragic shooting in which two people are killed an...
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