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The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi
  

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A record-breaking bestseller and multiple literary prize-winner, The Whisperer came from nowhere to become an astonishing Italian publishing phenomenon.

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Synopsis

The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi

Six severed arms are discovered buried in a forest clearing. They are arranged in a mysterious circle, and appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and thirteen. But the rest of the bodies are nowhere to be found. Criminologist Goran Gavila is given the case. A dishevelled, instinctively rebellious man, he is forced to work with young female police officer Mila Vasquez. Lithe, boyish, answering to no one, Mila has a reputation as a specialist in missing children. She also has a tragic history of her own that has left her damaged, unable to feel or to relate to others. Theirs is a fiery but strangely affecting working relationship ? and as they uncover more secrets about the dark secrets in the forest, their lives are increasingly in each other's hands...A gripping literary thriller that has taken Italy by storm, The Whisperer has been as sensational a bestseller in Europe as the Stieg Larsson novels. It is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent literary novel that is also utterly unputdownable.

Reviews

'Gruesome and gripping...a taut psychological thriller'
The Times

'More than delivers on its ghoulish promise...you might not want to read this alone in the house'
Time Out

'Gripping, multi-layered and difficult to put down, this is a top class literary thriller'
Choice

'A gripping read...I defy anyone to guess the denouement'
Guardian

'Interesting and gripping...twist after corkscrew twist'
Literary Review

'Gripping from the off, The Whisperer plays all sorts of games with the reader, but, crucially, doesn't let you down when it comes to the pay-off'
Evening Herald

About the Author

Donato Carrisi was born in 1973 and studied law and criminology. Since 1999 he has been working as a TV screenwriter. He lives in Rome.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th January 2011

Author

Donato Carrisi

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Publisher

Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780349123448

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