The Summer House

The Summer House

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Rose Fell's friends think she's taking a big risk when she leaves the security of home and career to move to the beautiful but isolated village of Grosso, near Genoa. But after a year of emotional turmoil Rose no longer has any ties back home, and she relishes the challenges of a new start. Making a home, however, in the ravishing, haunted landscape of Italy's Riviera coast, turns out to be lonelier than Rose had anticipated. And it is only when she is asked to write a profile of one of her reclusive neighbours, the once-glamorous film star Elvira Vitale, that Rose feels her new life is really beginning. But when a young girl's body is found on the local beach, and the following day Elvira's hardworking migrant cleaner, Ania, goes missing, Rose finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation that threatens the idyll she has worked so hard to establish.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 421.85g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141019743
  • 9780141019741

About Christobel Kent

Christobel Kent was born in London in 1962 and now lives in Cambridge with her husband and four children; in between she has lived in Modena, in northern Italy, and in Florence. Her previous novels, A Party in San Niccolo and Late Season, are both published by Penguin.
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