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THE MAIDENS (HB)
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We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.


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Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited first work of fiction - at once hilarious, delicious, and brutal ...(+)

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The Whisperer
Carrisi Donato

Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Jan 20, 2011
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 480
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349123448
Price : 725

About the book
C format sold almost 60,000 copies (Bookscan)
Debut novel from young promotable Italian author
Winner of the Italian Bancarella and Camaiore Prizes
Sold in eight other European countries
Six severed arms are discovered buried in a forest clearing. They are arranged in a mysterious circle, and appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and thirteen. But the rest of the bodies are nowhere to be found.

Criminologist Goran Gavila is given the case. A dishevelled, instinctively rebellious man, he is forced to work with young female police officer Mila Vasquez. Lithe, boyish, answering to no one, Mila has a reputation as a specialist in missing children. She also has a tragic history of her own that has left her damaged, unable to feel or to relate to others.

Theirs is a fiery but strangely affecting working relationship ? and as they uncover more secrets about the dark secrets in the forest, their lives are increasingly in each other's hands...

A gripping literary thriller that has taken Italy by storm, The Whisperer has been as sensational a bestseller in Europe as the Stieg Larsson novels. It is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent literary novel that is also utterly unputdownable.

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Carrisi Donato
Donato Carrisi was born in 1973 and studied law and criminology. Since 1999 he has been working as a TV screenwriter. He lives in Rome.