It's must be hard living up to your own expectations when you're an author - so you have to wonder how on earth a blurb like "The most eagerly awaited thriller in the world?  It is written by an unknown Italian" could possibly help - an author or a reader's expectations.  We'll see.

From the Blurb:

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.

Opening Lines:

The big moth carried him along, moving by memory through the night.  It quivered its dusty wings, weaving through the mountains that lay like giants sleeping back to back.

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Six buried arms. Six missing girls. A team led by Captain Roche and internationally renowned criminologist Goran Gavila are on the trail of a serial killer whose ferocity seems to have no limits. And he seems to be taunting them, leading them to discover each small corpse in turn; but the clues on the bodies point to several different killers. Roche and Gavila bring in Mila Vasquez, a specialist in cases involving children, and Mila discovers that the real killer is one who has never lifted a finger against the girls - but merely psychologically instructs others to do his work: a 'subliminal killer' - the hardest to catch...

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Submitted by Karen on Tue, 05/10/2010 - 07:12 pm