This gem of a thriller was originally published in Italian in 2002 where it sold over 3 million copies (stand aside Dan Brown) and with its complex, pacey and at times rather story you can see why. Set in Monte Carlo it all centres around a killer who uses the local radio station to announce his murderous intentions. It’s a perfect summer read.
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The voice on the radio. The writing, red as blood. I kill ...A detective and an FBI agent embark upon the most harrowing case of their careers as they attempt to track down an enigmatic killer in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller. The killer announces his heinous acts in advance with desperate phone calls and ties his crimes together with songs that point to his victims; he then mutilates them and removes their faces. Set in Monte Carlo and featuring an international cast of intriguing characters, the hunt for the deranged perpetrator remains gripping and unsettling, possibly even more so, after the killer's identity is revealed and the detectives must close in on their target before he strikes again.
About the Author
Giorgio Faletti is a former lawyer, advertising agent, race car driver based in Italy. He has been declared the best living Italian writer by Corriere della Sera, the most popular and highest-selling Italian newspaper.
William Shakespeare died 1616 aged 52. His surviving works consist of 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Interestingly the stone slab covering his grave is inscribed with a curse against moving his bones. Read about Shakespeare's Life