On Sale: October 6, 2015
Featuring: Isabella Berotti; Roberto Falco
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Romance Historical | Women's Fiction Historical
The New York Times bestselling author of The
Russian Concubine returns with a stunning new novel set
in Mussolini’s Italy.
Isabella Berotti is an architect, helping to create
showpieces that will reflect the glory of her country’s
Fascist leaders. She is not a deeply political sort, but
designing these buildings of grandiose beauty helps her
forget about the pain she’s felt since her husband was
murdered years ago. One of her greatest accomplishments is
the clock tower in the town of Bellina, outside Rome.
But as she is admiring it one day, a woman approaches her,
asking her to watch her ten-year-old daughter. Minutes
later, to Isabella’s horror, the woman leaps to her death
from that very clock tower.
There are photos of the woman right after the suicide, taken
by Roberto Falco. A propaganda photographer for Il
Duce, he is expected to show his nation in the most
flattering light. But what Roberto and Isabella have seen
reflects a more brutal reality, and in a place where
everyone is watching and friends turn on friends to save
themselves, their decision to take a closer look may be a
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