THE VICTIM: On the steps of Santa Maria della Salute lies the body of a woman, wearing the robes of a Catholic priest. In the eyes of the Church, she is an abomination.
THE INVESTIGATOR: Captain Kat Tapo has matched the victim’s tattoo to graffiti in an abandoned asylum. Now she’s been ordered to close the case.
THE HACKER: Carnivia.com is a virtual Venice that holds the city’s secrets. Only its reclusive creator can help Kat unearth the shocking truth…
THE ABOMINATION has arrived.
Every once in a while you get the opportunity to read a book that completely takes you to another world. If you’re lucky you’ll be swept away by an atmospheric storyline, characters ever so vibrant and real they will make you forget about your own troubles, the rotten weather outside and the fact that Christmas is approaching faster than Santa on an Italian moped. The Abomination by Jonathan Holt is one such book.
Predominately set in Venice this is without question a magical book. I absolutely adored it. There’s very little I’d change, if indeed anything. It transports you effortlessly to Venice and although I’ve never been to the fair city I am determined, more than ever, to go – the only thing stopping me is the Mafioso!
I’m not going to waste time talking about characters, religion, murders, rape, sex trafficking it’s all in the book and more. Wonderful, explosive and scintillating if there’s one book you read this year then please make it be The Abomination, I’ll let the book do the talking because I sure won’t do it justice! One of the best openings to a trilogy I’ve read for some time.
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- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus (1 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1781853665
- ISBN-13: 978-1781853665
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