This Week’s Top Ten in European Literature
1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Literature)
2. Love in an English Garden by Victoria Connelly (Romance)
3. Vita Mia by Sienna Mynx (Romance)
4. The Lines We Leave Behind by Eliza Graham (Historical)
5. El Alquimista: Una Fabula Para Seguir Tus Suenos by Paulo Coelho (Spiritual)
6. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (World War II Historical)
7. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa (World War II Historical)
8. The Fencing Master by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (Historical Mystery)
9. Hearts of Resistance by Soraya M. Lane (World War II Historical)
10. All This I Will Give to You by Dolores Redondo (Mystery)
Captain Savva by Rachael Wright
Gritty and emotionally-charged mysteries set on the island of Lesvos, Greece by Rachael Wright.
Book One – Mrs Fitzroy
Brash, streetwise, Captain Alexander Savva of the Hellenic Police is called to investigate the crumpled mess of a car, and the body inside it, being battered by the sea. With the brakes compromised, John Fitzroy had no chance of surviving the steep roads along the coast. Where many investigations struggle for suspects, Savva has no lack of them.
Davonna tugs the thorny weeds, the purple hand-shaped bruise on her neck screaming. Had it really been ten years since she sat in a cushioned chair in the Palais des Nations translating Hebrew to German? Now she meticulously plans her days to avoid disaster. It’s so common, so very common for a woman to find herself captive, where escape only comes in dreams after her husband leaves her bruised on the bed.
As secrets are revealed, Savva is drawn to John’s widow, Davonna, questioning her every word. He hovers around the periphery of her life, discovering that behind the doors of her pink mansion and its manicured walled garden, a sinister secret rots. It all begs the question: who killed John Fitzroy?