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Chris Bohjalian, author of The Light in the Ruins

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.

Chris Bohjalian, author of The Light in the Ruins

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. Twelve years later, Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, is assigned to a gruesome 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.

Week of April 21, 2014

Releases for the week of April 21st include GONE GIRL, Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong; AFTER HER by Joyce Maynard, a haunting novel of sisterhood, sacrifice and suspense; Chris Bohjalian's THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS, a spellbinding novel of love, despair and revenge set in war-ravaged Tuscany; and MAYA'S NOTEBOOK by Isabel Allende, a novel of suspense narrated by a teenage girl who falls into a life of drugs and crime, and must escape before it's too late.