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The Lost Girls of Rome Paperback – January 17, 2013

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Abacus (January 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034900031X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349000312
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.3 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,491,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Patto TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 20, 2014
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This novel raises a lot of philosophical and spiritual questions about evil. Most of its characters are in close contact with evil – police officers, priests and serial killers. There are multiple threads centered on crime and retribution. With so many subplots, it's easy to become confused, lose your way and put the book down. But if you stick with it, a fascinating story emerges.

I was amazed to discover in the author's note that the main building block of the plot, and the most unbelievable element, was inspired by actual facts. There really was once a kind of secret society of priest-profilers or priest detectives who sometimes helped the authorities hunt down murderers. These shadowy figures infuse the novel with a unique sense of mystery.

The story culminates in a wild irony that tantalizes the reader with the yin-yang of good and evil. Along the way we meet a lot of very interesting women and men, who in turn are confronted with their own moral dilemmas.

The novel is not just a police procedural, or a forensic thriller, or a psychological thriller – but rather all those things happening simultaneously.

I finished the book in some uncertainty as to whether I got every twist and turn, but I got enough to enjoy the book thoroughly.
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I really enjoyed the book and it kept me intrigued right to the end, although I was left with some unanswered questions. The end felt rushed and cut short instead of coming to a natural end, almost like the author had more ideas for the two characters but not enough space to write it down.

After the two books I'm a fan of Danato Carrisi and look forward to his next book.
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I really enjoyed this book. The writing style was a bit confusing sometimes. At the start it was a bit hard to follow all the characters. Plus I think it has been translated from Italian so this would account for a few ways things are written. Overall a good read with believable characters. It keeps you guessing but you can almost guess what happens and you'd be right. I am always excited to read about a strong female role in a book. So if you are looking for a easy read with a twist and a good storyline I think you can safely say this is for you.
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I am afraid that the hype on the jacket made me expect another "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", and this is not that. It might be so popular in Italy because, in my experience from living there, they tend to LOVE anything that reveals devious behavior from the clergy.
There's too much pondering the nature of evil, on the parts of most all of the characters. There are too many sudden insights, based on scant clues and too many secret passages and hidden trap doors. It is somewhat confusing because of constant switches back and forth in time, but mainly because there's a plot line that crops up out of nowhere, in the midst of the book, that is not resolved until the very end. I felt that it wasn't successfully integrated into the rest of the story.
Apart from all of that, it is certainly a fairly engrossing story and reveals some secrets related to the Vatican. I actually found the author's notes, at the very end, to be the most interesting part of the book, as they tell you that the basis of the story is actually true! There is a secret arm of the Vatican similar to that involved in this story.
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This is a difficult book to put down once you have started reading it. The story is quite complicated & it has time line changes too. Due to the author's background, the story line is very convincing, & has an air of reality about it
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By Marina on January 7, 2014
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One phone call for the ambulance. A man is having heart attack. The team that answers the phone call finds the man in very last moment. There is a tattoo on his chest: "Kill me". The doctor lost her twin sister couple of years earlier, when someone kidnapped her. She was left with her throat cut, with one of her roller skates, red with gold buckles. In the room of that old man, in one corner, there is a a red roller skate with gold buckles, the other half of the pair. The doctor has to choose, to save a life or take a revenge.

Sandra Vega is forensic analyst, a young woman who recently lost her husband. She still grieves, his cologne is still in the bathroom, his cigarettes with the smell of anise are still in the apartment. She refuses to let him go. Until one day she receives a strange phone call from someone who knew her husband. She always thought that her husband's death was accident, but that phone call changed everything, her husband might been murdered.

In the meantime, young women are dissapearing in Rome. Young, beautiful, with families that are looking for them. They are found a month later, throat cut, not violated. Who and why is kidnapping them? And why killing them a month later?

Two people are investigating the cases of the missing girls. They are not the police. No one knows about them, because they don't exist.

Since reading "The Whisperer" I became Donato Carrisi's fan. So I couldn't wait to start reading "The Lost Girls Of Rome". If there is one word to describe this book, that would be "creepy". Reading this book will take you on a journey in the darkest places of the human mind. It's hard to believe that people like that really exist.
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