Wishlist Wednesday:The Light in the Ruins, Chris Bohjalian

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper.As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

The Light in the Ruins Chris Bohjalian cover
1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, 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. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate’s gardens and olive groves. But when two soldiers, a German and an Italian, arrive at the villa asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site, the Rosatis’ bucolic tranquility is shattered. A young German lieutenant begins to court Cristina, the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality, and what was once their sanctuary becomes their prison.

1955: Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, has her own demons. A beautiful woman, Serafina carefully hides her scars along with her haunting memories of the war. But when she 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—Serafina finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history.

I never read a book by Bohjalian but when I first spotted this one I was intrigued by the cover. The synopsis made it even more interesting, the war and a serial killer and all I knew I had to read this book. After there came reviews from people I trust with my bookshelves. They where raving and telling me I need to read this book. So here it is on my wishlist!
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04 September, 2013 delete

Sounds interesting! Ill definitely check it out :)

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04 September, 2013 delete

Interesting pick, sounds like a book full of twists and turns :)
I hope you get it soon!

My WW

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04 September, 2013 delete

This isn't the sort of thing that I would normally read but it does sound good!

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05 September, 2013 delete

I have not heard of this one. It sound interesting though. I hope you get it soon!
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/wishlist-wednesday-62.html

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Melinda
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09 September, 2013 delete

It sound interesting and it's an interesting cover too

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