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- ISBN: 0062897004
- ISBN: 9780062897008
- ISBN: 006297212X
- ISBN: 9780062972125
384 pages ; 23 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 
|General Note:||"First published in Italian as Lissy by Einaudi/Stile Libero, Turin, 2017. First published in Great Britain in 2019 by MacLehose Press"--Title page verso.|
|Summary, etc.:||"The Italian region of Alto-Adige is the northernmost part of the county, bordering Switzerland and Austria. The majestic Dolomites mountain range encompasses the area creating stark, beautiful landscapes. But this place of beauty also hides an evil side. For within the shadows of the towering Dolomites' peaks, one man has forged a reign of terror. Since World War II, when he was only a boy, Herr Wegener has been entrenched in a black market crime organization. He is feared by all and controls everyone: politicians, police, and his wife Marlene. But Marlene has finally had enough ... Unable to take her husband's abuse and cruelty anymore, Marlene has reached her breaking point and goes on the run -- but not before stealing millions of lire worth of sapphires from Wegener's safe as well as his car. Marlene was a young woman when Wegener fell into her life by chance while she was working at a hotel to earn money for her family who still lives in a rural mountain town. He represented protection and sanctuary -- until she found out too late how he made his money. But no one escapes Wegener, and he will make sure Marlene pays for her betrayal. Wegener sends a notorious assassin to kill his wife -- an assassin known solely as The Trusted Man and who always gets the job done. Once he is given an assignment, he sees it through to the end no matter how difficult. Normally, this wouldn't be a problem for Wegener. But then one of his men discovers the one fact that would make him want Marlene alive. She's pregnant with his son ... With nightmarish villains and kind-hearted heroes, Sanctuary is a fairy tale-esque thriller that will leave readers racing through its pages to keep up with a cat and mouse game between a lunatic crime boss and his desperate, pregnant wife."--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
What begins as the Hitchcock-like story of a Mob wife's determined escape cleverly shifts into a pitch-black Hansel and Gretel tale. Marlene, wife of Herr Wegener, South Tyrol's most feared crime boss, attempts to flee across the Dolomites. Disoriented by the snow-covered terrain, Marlene plunges down an embankment. She's rescued by an eccentric farmer, Simon Keller, and, as Marlene heals, they develop a camaraderie on his isolated farm. Distraught and prideful, Wegener refuses to leave Marlene's betrayal unpunished and sends the Trusted Man, an assassin, after her. But Keller reveals himself as a fierce protector, quietly leaving the farm to eliminate Wegener, convinced that protecting Marlene will offer absolution from his childhood failure to prevent his sister's murder. Instead, the murder drives Keller deeper into the madness he's struggled to hide from Marlene. As the Trusted Man follows clues like breadcrumbs trailing from the forest, Keller battles his inner voice demanding for blood. Equally elegant and blood-soaked, this is heartily recommended for stronghearted readers with a fondness for dark lore. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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