A Florentine Revenge

Book Review: A Florentine Revenge

A Florentine Revenge, written by Christobel Kent, is a gripping and intense murder mystery that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the streets of Florence. The book tells the story of Detective Chief Superintendent Callie Anson, who is tasked with investigating the brutal murder of an English woman in Florence.

As I delved into this book, I found myself becoming completely engrossed in the plot. From the first chapter, Kent expertly creates an intricate web of clues and red herrings that kept me guessing until the very end. The pacing is perfect, with just enough twists and turns to keep me engaged without feeling overwhelmed.

One of the standout features of A Florentine Revenge is Kent’s skillful and vivid descriptions of Florence itself. As someone who has never been to Italy, I felt transported to the city’s bustling streets and picturesque landmarks. The author’s love for her setting shines through on every page, making it feel like a character in its own right.

Another aspect that really resonated with me was the character development throughout the story. Callie Anson is a complex and multi-dimensional protagonist whose struggles with addiction and relationships add depth to her investigation. Similarly, each supporting character felt fully fleshed out with their own motivations and backstories.

Overall, A Florentine Revenge is a fantastic read that left me eagerly turning pages until its satisfying conclusion. While there were moments where I felt frustrated by some characters’ decisions or actions, these moments only served to make me more invested in solving the mystery alongside Callie Anson.

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I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a gripping murder mystery or simply wanting to immerse themselves in a beautifully crafted setting. With its engaging plot and well-drawn characters, Christobel Kent has truly mastered her craft as an author.

A Florentine Revenge

A Florentine Revenge

publishedDate : 2018-06-07

authors : Christobel Kent

publishers : Little, Brown Book Group

pageCount : 368

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Languange Used : en
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ISBN :

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Languange Used : en
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