Publication date: 14th Feb 2012
Guest review by Pauline
Rosa is a mysterious teenager who travels from her home in New York to stay with relatively unknown family in Sicily, and thereafter unfolds the mystery of why Rosa has chosen to run away from her life in New York and indeed the secrets of her Sicilian family and their Mafia connections.
This book has it all; mystery, romance and intrigue but if I'm honest, although I found Rosa a really believable and fully developed character, some of the other significant characters weren't quite so believable and as the story unfolded some aspects I found to be a little too fanciful and a bit unfinished to be fully believable. Having said that this is a well written book by an author who clearly knows how to tell a story and immerse the reader in the detail of it to gain a full understanding of the setting and the interaction between characters. But if you're looking to escape the harsh reality of everyday life, this is the book for you to disappear in to!