I’m taking part in the Blogging From A-Z Challenge April 2017 with the theme of books. I’ll be blogging about books on my Goodreads shelf that I’ve read or want to read.



Today’s letter is V and the book I’ve chosen is The Villa Trieste by Lucretia Grindle.   This is the second book in Inspector Pallioti trilogy set in Florence, Italy during World War Two and present day. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I bought myself a copy on kindle and then a second hand paperback copy. If you enjoy historical fiction I definitely recommend this.

15018649Here’s the blurb from Goodreads :

“Florence, 1943. Two sisters, Isabella and Caterina Cammaccio, find themselves surrounded by terror and death; and with Italy trapped under the heel of a brutal Nazi occupation, bands of Partisans rise up.

Soon Isabella and Caterina will test their wits and deepest beliefs as never before. As the winter grinds on, they will be forced to make the most important decisions of their lives. Their choices will reverberate for decades.

In the present day, Alessandro Pallioti, a senior policeman agrees to oversee a murder investigation, after it emerges the victim was once a Partisan hero. When the case begins to unravel, Pallioti finds himself working to uncover a crime lost in the twilight of war, the consequences of which are as deadly today as they were over sixty years ago.”


What do you think of my choice for the letter V?

What would you have chosen?