The main characters, Stefano and Beatrice, are enigmatic, immoral and deceitful, in fact deeply flawed in all areas of social interaction.
'A Mistake Incomplete' is Lorenzo Petruzziello's second book and is a noir novel, something I had not come across before. Although not a genre I would necessarily seek out again, of it's type it seems to be a good example, well-written, exciting and suspenseful. The main characters, Stefano and Beatrice, are enigmatic, immoral and deceitful, in fact deeply flawed in all areas of social interaction. The darkness of their minds and their inability to escape the downward spiral caused by the lifestyle and decisions they have fallen into are explored in detail by the author. It is disturbing but by no means devoid of light relief. There is much humour and wonderful descriptions of the Milanese setting, the food and cocktails consumed between killing or avoiding being killed. At the end of the day, I was none the wiser about what was going on or who I should want to come out on top but the author succeeded in his goal of 'making doom fun'!.
Drena Irish, A LoveReading Ambassador
A neo-noir caper set in modern-day Milan. An incompetent thief makes another attempt at burglary. A hopeless bartender struggles to manage her last patron. The pair reluctantly work together to figure out why a man they presumed dead may have returned, while a lonely tourist inadvertently gets in the way.
|Publication date:||8th December 2020|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 12/12/2021