• Title: Ontreto
  • Author: Peter Crawley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ontreto Richard Ross rubs his fingers over his scalp His eyes sting from the salt and the hours of concentration and his ears buzz with silence He can hear someone shouting No not one man but two They are a
    Richard Ross rubs his fingers over his scalp His eyes sting from the salt and the hours of concentration and his ears buzz with silence He can hear someone shouting No, not one man, but two They are arguing in Italian and their argument develops an angry, threatening edge One of the men begins to scream and plead, No, per favore, no, Ci , followed by a muffled chokiRichard Ross rubs his fingers over his scalp His eyes sting from the salt and the hours of concentration and his ears buzz with silence He can hear someone shouting No, not one man, but two They are arguing in Italian and their argument develops an angry, threatening edge One of the men begins to scream and plead, No, per favore, no, Ci , followed by a muffled choking and scuffling of feet And then, silence both profound and chilling, and pressed beneath the enormous weight of the fog.Arriving on the unspoiled island of Lipari, off the coast of Sicily, Ric Ross carries with him a letter of introduction to Valeria Vaccariello, an aging star of Italian cinema who lives alone in the House of Strangers a woman known locally as la strega the witch Ric is also befriended by Il Velaccino, a sailmaker who seems to know everyone and everything that goes on in the island But when a politician is shot dead, Ric s search for his family s history soon grows into a quest to prove his innocence Ontreto is a contemporary crime thriller, told through the eyes of a young man who comes to the island of Lipari in search of his forebears It is the standalone follow up to Peter Crawley s first novel, Mazzeri.

    One Reply to “Ontreto”

    1. This murder mystery suspense novel transports the reader to present-day Lipari, one of the volcanic islands off the north coast of Sicily. By the end of the book, this reader felt as if she'd been to Lipari with the protagonist, and had actually met all of the local characters he'd met. I found it to be a wonderful escapist tale, full of mysteries, discoveries and atmosphere.One short chapter in the beginning (there are many short chapters, by the way) sets the stage for the events in the presen [...]

    2. I found this book disappointing. I very much enjoyed the description of the island of Lipari, but the story itself is rambling, and the plot requires a stretch of the imagination. Ultimately, I skimmed the last third to determine how the “mystery” would be resolved.

    3. My third book by the author and yet another page turner that had me hooked fast and didnt let go until I finished it. I liked the plot and the pace and would highly recomend this book to all who like a good yarn.

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