Published: July 2018
'INTOXICATING' Daily Mail
'EXCELLENT' Marcel Berlins,The Times
'A WONDERFULLY INDULGENT READ' The Lady
'A TRIUMPH... IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST' The Irish Times
'EROTIC AND SOPHISTICATED' Sunday Times, Holiday Reads To Chill the Blood
'EVOKES THE ROME OF FELLINI AND SHADES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH' Crime Time, Book of the Month
Welcome to the dark side of the dolce vita
In the hot, shadowy streets of Rome, Vicki Wilson's lovers keep turning up dead.
Vittoria, as she's known in Italy, is a small-time actress who left behind a dark past in her native Texas and followed her fading writer husband to the Eternal City.
Guided by her controlling, obsessive brother Johnny, Vittoria soon enters the upper circles of Roman society, becoming a paparazzi darling and mingling with shady cardinals and corrupt senators. Among them is Paolo Orsini, who quickly falls prey to Vittoria's charms. Too bad he's married; too bad his wife, an aging film icon, is murdered.
From the ravishing beauty of Rome - a city of dark secrets held within the frescoed walls of glamorous palazzos - to the pristine beaches of Malibu and the dangerous alleys of a mysterious South American city, Vittoria finds herself at the heart of a lethal chase, spiralling dangerously out of control...
Winner of the Hammett Prize for Best Crime Fiction
An irresistible page-turner loved by readers:
'My, my, my, what a dark and sordid tale of jealousy, desire, and cold-blooded murder... I absolutely loved it' Goodreads review *****
'Excellent read, it was tough to put this down... The writing and the tension in the story were phenomenal' Goodreads review *****
'I couldn't put it down... Just incredible' Goodreads review *****
'Modern noir as good as it gets' Goodreads review *****
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