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The White Devil

Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

Winner of the Hammett Prize for Best Crime Fiction.

The Talented Mr Ripley meets The Great Beauty, with the dark atmosphere of a Hitchcock classic.

In the hot, shadowy streets of Rome, Vicki Wilson's lovers keep turning up dead.

Vittoria, as she's known in Italy, is a small-time model and actress, recognisable but hard to place. Even though she's married to fading writer Frank Paris, Vittoria knows that she's really Vicki Wilson from Texas and that her deepest loyalty is to her brother, Johnny, who's been there for her from childhood, when he dealt decisively with the unwanted attention she got from other boys. Guided by Johnny, Vittoria enters the upper circles of Roman society. Before long, she's mingling with the high rollers, corrupt senators, and powerful movers. Among them is Paolo Orsini, who quickly claims Vittoria. Too bad he's married; too bad his wife, an ageing film icon, is murdered. Vittoria soon finds herself at the heart of a scandal, spiralling dangerously out of control.

Is she innocent or just turning a blind eye to the facts?

©2018 Domenic Stansberry (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Sultry, decadent, and erotically charged." (Booklist)

"A wild ride." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"Freaking incredible." (Crimespree Magazine)

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