Flowers over the Inferno
Ilaria Tuti's thriller debut explores a remote community in northern Italy?a place of secrets, eerie folktales, and primal instincts.
On Sale: April 16, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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Thriller Police Procedural | Mystery Woman Sleuth | Suspense
In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the
imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes
gouged out. It is the first in a string of gruesome
Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with a
background in criminal profiling, is called to
investigate. Battaglia is in her mid-sixties, her rank
and expertise hard-won from decades of battling for
respect in the male-dominated Italian police force. While
sheâ€™s not sure she trusts the young city inspector
assigned to assist her, she sees right away that this is
no ordinary case: buried deep in these mountains are
whispers of a dark and dangerous history, possibly tied
to a group of eight-year-old children toward whom the
killer seems to gravitate.
As Teresa inches closer to the truth, she must also
confront the possibility that her body and mind, worn
down by age and illness, may fail her before the chase is
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