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Flowers Over the Inferno
Flowers Over the Inferno: The international bestselling debut | Ilaria Tuti
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THE SENSATIONAL TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE TERESA BATTAGLIA THRILLER TRILOGY An idyllic village in the alps. A legacy of sin. An evil lurking in the woods. In a quiet village surrounded by the imposing Italian Alps, a series of violent assaults take place. Police inspector and profiler Teresa Battaglia is called in when the first body is found, a naked man whose face has been disfigured and eyes gouged out. Soon more victims are discovered - all horrifically mutilated - and when a new-born baby is kidnapped, Teresa's investigation becomes a race against the clock. But Teresa is also fighting a battle against her own body, weighed down by age and diabetes, and her mind, once invincible and now slowly gnawing away at her memory... THE BIGGEST ITALIAN DEBUT OF 2018 WITH OVER 50,000 COPIES SOLD 'With Teresa Battaglia, Ilaria Tuti hasn't just created a mere character, but an authentic, three-dimensional person who overbearingly pushes the boundaries of the printed page thanks to her immense energy. Teresa Battaglia is the best gift any author can offer his or her readers: someone they will come to care for' Donato Carrisi, author of The Girl in the Fog 'The most awaited (female) noir debut of 2018 in Italy' Repubblica 'The writing is tight and fast, and makes the most of the environment it depicts; the mountains, primitive nature and the woods' Wired Italia 'The writer, like the killer and detective, is perfectly at ease in the Alps environment, and knows how to render its profile, its iciness, its woods and swarming wild animals in a way that leaves the reader with a feeling of warmth' Corriere della Sera
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CaitlinR
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Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, the lead in this wonderful novel, is one of the most complex, interesting characters I‘ve encountered in a great while. A woman of a certain age, plagued by the human frailties we encounter after middle age. Whip smart and confronting a historical atrocity playing out in her current environment.

This is beautifully written, lyrically translated fiction. Highly recommended debut. Can‘t wait for the next.

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mmseiple
Fiori sopra l'inferno | Ilaria Tuti
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Mehso-so

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I feel like the concept of this book was better than the actual execution. The killer‘s story was really interesting, but the author just went overboard with the detective‘s personal drama (threat of Alzheimer‘s AND general aging woes AND a traumatic past AND etc.). The dialogue also seemed a little over the top at times. This is a debut novel, and it‘s not without promise, but it didn‘t quite do it for me.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 4mo
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mmseiple
Fiori sopra l'inferno | Ilaria Tuti
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At least the woman on the book cover looks like she‘s staying cool right now...

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 4mo
ImperfectCJ Welcome to Litsy! I'm curious... what's the story behind your having many Italian books on your TBR? Do you particularly enjoy reading in Italian compared to reading in other languages? 4mo
mmseiple @ImperfectCJ I like reading in Italian! Also, it‘s a language that I don‘t get to practice in person a lot (not many Italian speakers around here), so reading is one of the ways I try to keep up with it. 4mo
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mmseiple
Fiori sopra l'inferno | Ilaria Tuti
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And now for tough choices... Which book to read next? I‘m torn between the murder mystery on the left and the classic on the right. Hmm... (Had to edit because I apparently can‘t tell my left from my right. 🤦‍♀️)

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valeriegeary
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An idyllic mountain town steeped in secrets.
A terrifying predator prowling the woods. A gritty, bristling female detective who has little patience with idiots or violence. A case that gets creepier & more complicated by the day.
Translated from Italian, a fantastic read for anyone who loves their crime novels with a touch of horror!

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valeriegeary
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It's raining today for the first time in a long time! And after a long day yesterday putting finishing touches on a new manuscript to send to my agent, I'm feeling no guilt about snuggling up with a blanket and finishing this book. It's so creepy and good, y'all! 👍

JennyM Yey for submitted manuscripts! Enjoy your guilt-free reading...and the rain 🌧 5mo
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valeriegeary
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I haven't been spending as much time on Litsy recently and I'm not sure why. It's tricky trying to balance life. Writing is a priority. Family is. Reading is too. And spending time outdoors. So often that means social media is the last thing I do and then it's only a quick pop in and pop out. I'd like to post more. And interact. I miss this. I miss you. How do you make time for Litsy and other social media sites?

monalyisha I have the same questions! But I‘m glad to see your post. 😊 5mo
Melissa_J Litsy is the only social media site I use regularly, but I take breaks when I have other stuff going on that pushes Litsy to the back burner. Just post when you can, Litsy and Littens will be here waiting 😊 5mo
valeriegeary @Melissa_J 💙💙💙 5mo
valeriegeary @monalyisha if I figure out any good tricks, I'll let you know! 😆 5mo
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