Flowers Over the Inferno

Flowers Over the Inferno

A Teresa Battaglia Novel

Book - 2019
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Ilaria Tuti's debut thriller explores a remote community in Northern Italy--a place of secrets, eerie folktales, and primal instincts.

In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes gouged out. It is the first in a string of gruesome murders.

Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with a background in criminal profiling, is called to investigate. Battaglia is in her mid-sixties, her rank and expertise hard-won from decades of battling for respect in a male-dominated Italian police force. While she's not sure she trusts the young city inspector assigned to assist her, she sees right away that this is no ordinary case: buried deep in these mountains is a dark history that may endanger a group of eight-year-old children toward whom the killer seems to gravitate.

As Teresa inches closer to the truth, she must also confront the possibility that her body and mind, worn down by age and illness, may fail her before the chase is over.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, Incorporated, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781641290685
Characteristics: 350 pages ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Oklap, Ekin - Translator


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Jul 20, 2019

What a wonderful book. The plot can be a bit challenging at the outset. There are several subtexts that are woven together to a satisfying conclusion.

Jun 06, 2019

I would give this book a 3/5. The first handful of chapters were confusing. The frequent jumping between perspectives of characters brand new to the reader made it hard to follow who was speaking. I also found there were certain portions throughout the middle that dragged a bit. However, the writer was very skilled in their use of description and the storyline was intriguing. The author also pulled details from their own life and I appreciated that the emotion they connected with the landscape shone through in their writing. Despite a rocky start, this book finished strong and I'm glad I stumbled upon it.

debwalker Apr 28, 2019

Teresa Battaglia debuts in the Italian Alps. Margaret Cannon recommendation.

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