Painted in Blood by Ilaria Tuti (Teresa Battaglia #2)
English | 2020 | Mystery & Thriller | ePUB | 1.3 MB
In the highly anticipated follow-up to Flowers Over the Inferno, Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, expert criminal profiler with four decades of experience on the Italian police force, returns for a chilling cold case.
‘The Sleeping Nymph’ – a work of art of magnetic beauty, painted by a young partisan fighter during the last days of the Second World War.
A painting carrying a shocking secret hidden in the red pigment on the canvas, made with the blood of a human heart.
But whose heart?
There is no body, no confession.
Only that faint trace of blood.
And that’s what leads Superintendent Teresa Battaglia – herself hiding an unspeakable truth – to the Resia Valley, in the north eastern part of Italy: a perfect genetic enclave protected for centuries from the outside world.
The valley and the portrait are the only clues for a murder that occurred more than 70 years before.
A red thread leading to the shadow of someone hell-bent on protecting a sacred secret.
When Teresa’s investigation hits too close to the truth, a fresh human heart is hung at the valley’s entrance, a warning not to cross its threshold.
As she hunts a ruthless killer, Teresa must face down her own rapidly deteriorating physical and cognitive abilities, as well as someone she hoped never to see again – a man who has just become her supervisor.
Categories: Mystery & Thriller