Puccini's Ghosts

Puccini's Ghosts

Morag Joss


CWA Silver Dagger Award winner Morag Joss friends into the soul of a wounded relatives during this haunting, harrowing masterpiece of mental suspense. With equivalent components subtlety and threat, Joss takes us on a dizzying trip towards a collision among delusion and reality—and an magnificent second of revelation that shatters illusions, hopes, and lives forever.

The yr is 1960. where is a Scottish beach city totally without tradition and beauty. right here, Lila lives because the 3rd participant in her mom and dad’ dramatically embittered marriage. until eventually her flamboyant, irrepressible uncle George indicates up from London and her kinfolk makes a decision to squander a providence at the so much preposterous of reasons: a civic creation of the Puccini opera Turandot.

Lila is familiar with not anything of opera and little of her uncle or the speeding younger guy he hires to sing the function of Calaf. yet Lila does be aware of ardour. simply because it’s coursing via her veins—and speeding blindly, wildly throughout her. Now a lady at the verge of womanhood is ready to blunder right into a grown-up international the place secrets and techniques are saved and uncovered, hopes leap and wither, and the place crimes petty and nice specified the main chilling punishments of all.

Masterfully paced and spellbinding until its ultimate, haunting scene, Puccini’s Ghosts is a piercing investigate the fierce darkness that lurks in the back of likely traditional lives.

From the Hardcover edition.

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