I found this very easy to read. A nice jaunt round Venice. It’s billed as an “unputdownable thriller” on the cover and I think that whoever gets to decide on those tags for the cover needs to get a bit more original about it than that as that description almost put me off buying it. It doesn’t really do the book justice. I did read it pretty quickly, I was several chapters in before I left the bookshop, and I guess it does have plenty of thriller elements towards the end but mostly it was just a well written and interesting look at a guy living in Venice who gets mixed up in some rather weird goings on.
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