It's 1943 and the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across europe. But when two soldiers arrive at the villa, the Rosatis’ bucolic tranquility is shattered. 12 years later, Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, is assigned to a gruesome new case --- a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood. She finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history. THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS unveils a breathtaking story of moral paradox, human frailty, and the mysterious ways of the heart.
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