The Cemetery of Secrets

David Hewson

3.58 based on 66 ratings & 6 reviews on Goodreads.com
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02 October 2009
9780330508766
528 pages
Synopsis

The Cemetery of Secrets is an atmospheric mystery by the bestselling author of The Killing, David Hewson.

In the ancient burial ground of San Michele on an island off Venice, a young woman’s casket is prised open, an object wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary story begins.

Young academic Daniel Forster arrives in Venice working for the summer in the library of a private collector. When his employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, he ignites a chain of violence, deception, intrigue and murder. Daniel is drawn into the police investigation surrounding a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo and a lost musical masterpiece dating back to 1733.

Separated by centuries, two tales of passion, betrayal and danger collide transporting the reader from the intrigue of Vivaldi’s Venice to the gritty world of a modern detective. From the genius of prodigy to the greed of a killer, The Cemetery of Secrets builds to a shattering crescendo – and one last, breathtaking surprise.

Previously titled Lucifer's Shadow.

Richly enjoyable . . . sophisticated and beguiling.

Sunday Times