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Sunday 31 July 2011
‘The Lost Daughter’ by Lucretia Grindle
Published by Mantle, 26 August 2011. ISBN: 978-0-230-74623-7
After interviewing Kristen’s flat mate alarm bells ring for Enzo, when it appears that Kristen has been dating Antonio Tomaselli, who apart from being some thirty-years older than Kristen is a member of the Red Brigades who were responsible for the kidnap and death of Aldo Moro in 1978, and the death of many others. Whilst they are still casting around trying to get a handle on situation, Anna Carson, Kristen’s stepmother also goes missing.
The main narrators of the story are Enzo Saenz as he struggles to make sense of the two disappearances, and the background to the story which is told by a series of flashbacks from Anna Carson’s past.
So enthralling and descriptive is the writing that I became so immersed in the story that there were occasions when I looked up from the book and was surprised to find I was in the
UK, and not in . Florence
This is a thrilling and heartbreaking story of a doomed love affair, which survived for decades. The stunning climax brings with it repercussions for all parties. I urge you all not to miss this exciting and fascinating tale. I see that there are three earlier books by this author, which I now have to read.