Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick: The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
Due out: July 16, 2013
Product Description taken from Amazon:
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Sandcastle Girls, a spine-tingling novel of love, desperation, and revenge, set in the war-ravaged countryside of Italy.
1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills of Tuscany, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa can keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Cristina, only eighteen years old, spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her niece and nephew, and wandering amid the olive groves. But when two soldiers, a German and an Italian, arrive at the villa asking to see the old family burial site, the Rosatis' bucolic tranquillity is shattered. A young German soldier begins to court Cristina, Allies descend expecting hospitality, and what was once a sanctuary soon becomes a battleground.
1955: Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Italian police department, has her demons. A beautiful woman, Serafina carefully hides her scars along with haunting memories of the war. But when she is assigned to a gruesome new case—a vengeful serial killer targeting the Rosati family—Serafina finds herself digging deeper into the past to find out who wants to murder this family in cold blood.