The Whispering City
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The Whispering City

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Winner of an English PEN 'PEN Translates!' award.Barcelona, 1952: General Franco's fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Ana Marti Noguer, an eager young journalist, is surprised to be assigned this important story, shadowing Inspector Isidro Castro.But Ana soon realises that a bundle of strange letters unearthed at the scene point to a sequence of events dramatically different from the official version. She enlists the help of her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, and what begins as an intriguing puzzle opens up a series of revelations that implicate the regime's most influential figures. The two women have placed themselves in mortal danger. As the conspiracy unfolds, Ana's courage and Beatriz's wits will be their only weapons against the city's corrupt and murderous elite.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 28mm | 320g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0349139954
  • 9780349139951
  • 134,439

About Sara Moliner

Sara Moliner is the pseudonym for the writing duo Rosa Ribas and Sabine Hofmann. Rosa Ribas was born in 1963 in Barcelona, and since 1991 has lived in Frankfurt where she teaches at the university. She is the celebrated author of six previous novels. Sabine Hofmann was born in 1964 and is a former lecturer in philology at Frankfurt University. The Whispering City is their first novel together. Highly acclaimed in Spain, it will be published in several languages around the world.show more

Review quote

An exciting, original an thoughtful thriller that paints a vivid picture of the awfulness of life in Barcelona, and indeed in the whole of Spain, during the fascist years * Literary Review * Ingenious twists and turns . . . gives real pause for thought -- Elizabeth Buchan * Daily Mail * One of the most original, dynamic, convincing and addictive crime novels around today * El Mundo * The Whispering City is not simply a magnificent thriller: it is a vivid and forensic dissection of an era cloaked in a tyranny of silence -- Marc Pastor, internationally bestselling author of Barcelona Shadowsshow more

Review Text

The Whispering City is not simply a magnificent thriller: it is a vivid and forensic dissection of an era cloaked in a tyranny of silence Marc Pastor, internationally bestselling author of Barcelona Shadowsshow more

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419 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 13% (53)
4 42% (174)
3 36% (150)
2 9% (36)
1 1% (6)
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