The sensational debut thriller in the internationally bestselling Carnivia Trilogy, from a Sunday Times bestseller. They found the woman's body on the steps of a church, washed up by Venice's winter tides. A tattoo on her wrist matched graffiti in an abandoned hospital, not used since the Second World War.
It's Captain Kat Tapo's first murder case, and she'll do anything to get to the truth. But as the hunt for the killer intensifies, she discovers secrets from Italy's dark wartime past that will put her in great danger...
This is the first novel in a trilogy of stylish and intelligent thrillers set in Venice from Jonathan Holt who, under the name J.P. Delaney, is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling psychological thrillers THE GIRL BEFORE and BELIEVE ME.
Reviews for the Carnivia Trilogy:
'A genuinely thrilling thriller that is also an illuminating portrait of a particular world ... A terrific book' Literary Review.
'Tense and mind-bending' Daily Telegraph.
'Breathtaking ... A truly haunting glimpse into a mysterious shadow world' New York Times.
'Impressive ... The characters are strong and Venice is a magnificent backdrop for a story of secrets and lies' Daily Mail.
'A cracking, upmarket thriller ... A rare entertainment for the thinking deckchair reader' Saga Magazine.
Jonathan Holt is the internationally bestselling author of The Carnivia Trilogy. He also writes psychological thrillers under the name J.P. Delaney. His novels The Girl Before and Believe Me have both been top-ten Sunday Times bestsellers and been published all over the world.