L’ultimo segreto di Galileo (The Last Secret of Galileo)

L’ultimo Segreto di Galileo
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Leone Editore
July 1, 2018 June 6, 2018

The microbiologist Rebecca De Cardinale is involved by Professor Spinelli and his assistant Alessandro Vinci in the search for Galileo's last missing book, in which it is said that the illustrious astronomer theorized a link between epidemics and the movements of meteorites. The clues to find the manuscript are contained in three letters of Galileo found by Spinelli, but when the professor disappears Rebecca and Alessandro take charge of the research, in a relentless struggle against time to prevent a catastrophic epidemic from affecting the entire humanity.

About the book

I haven’t read any Italian authors for years, I don’t know why I don’t consider the plots at all when I see that the author has the same nationality, maybe I find them not macabre, so I still have to find that author who lets me say “wow this which is a real good book”.

In this book we travel around Italy, looking for a book that was most probably written by Galileo in which he explained his theory of astral motions by linking it to epidemics.

In general, I liked the story except for some things.

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The Girl in the Ice

The Girl In The Ice
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, Book # 1
February 12th, 2016
November 13, 2018 December 4, 2018

Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.

The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.

What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?

As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.

The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?

First book in the series set in London about Detective Erika Foster. A girl’s body is found in a museum lake, at first it seems an isolated case, but then Erika finds other homicides with the same modus operandi of the killer.

At the beginning Erika is called upon the scene because she is good at solving high profile cases, then she is suspended, but she continues with the help of her squad that doesn’t like the man appointed in her place.

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The Forgotten Ones

The Forgotten Ones
Preserve the Dead

, Book # 3
Witness Impulse
August 26th 2014
December 4, 2018 December 28, 2018

The body of an elderly man is hauled out of the rushing water of the River Foyle, cold dead. Detective Lucy Black is called in to investigate when it becomes evident that this was not a suicide: the man's body was embalmed before it ever entered the water.

Confounded and exhausted, Lucy heads home to review the case in quiet; but there will be no rest for her tonight. She's barely in the front door when a neighbor knocks because his wife's sister has been attacked and they need her help.

As a string of strange crimes is unspooled throughout the city, Lucy is pulled in countless different directions… until she realizes there may be something dark and dangerous connecting everything.

Soulful and suspenseful, featuring one of the most appealing characters in suspense fiction, The Forgotten Ones is a novel to take your breath away.

About the book

Lucy is visiting her father, in a hospital for Alzheimer patients, when a nurse calls her because he saw a body floating in the river. It seems a suicide, but the body is already embalmed. Why an embalmed body is in the river?

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Red Bones

Red Bones

, Book # 3
Pan Books
August 28, 2018 November 13, 2018

An island shrouded in mist and a community with secrets buried in the past . . .

When a young archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains, the island settlers are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery?

Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident in the middle of the night. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson.

The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness have lasted generations.

Surrounded by people he doesn't know and in unfamiliar territory, Jimmy finds himself out of his depth. Then there's another death and, as the spring weather shrouds the island in claustrophobic mists, Jimmy must dig up old secrets to stop a new killer from striking again.

About the book

Red Bones is the third book in the series about the Shetland Islands, small islands at the north of Scotland. This book talks about an archaeologist site in which two young women believe that a merchant family lived in the area and they’re trying to find the remains. But instead of walls and coins, they find human remains. Are they ancient or recent?

In the meantime the owner of the house where the site is located, is found dead. Is it an accident or a homicide?

To make things worst, the body of one of the two women is found, suicide or homicide?

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Roses of May

Roses of May
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, Book # 2
Thomas & Mercer
May 23rd, 2017
August 26, 2018 August 28, 2018

Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers.

Priya Sravasti’s sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madman’s crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priya’s help can the killer be found—but will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?

About the book

This is my 300th book read, registered on Goodreads.

This is the sequel of The Butterfly Garden, plot that is present a little bit in this book so I like that we can read about what happened to the girls once freed. In this “episode” we have both the healing process (or non-healing), and a new case that involves a teenager named Priya, whose sister was killed a few years before. While the “butterflies” try to go back to a normal life, girls are found in churches with their throats slit with flowers around them. A different flower for each girl. And the killer seems obsessed with Priya.

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