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    There are two worlds in Venice...the real world and the underworld known as Carnivia...

    On the surface a kidnap story of an American teenager...but it transpires to be far darker. There are smatterings of conspiracy theories and this makes it a book that would appeal to those who may prefer a darker take on the old faithful Dan Brown.

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    A review is supposed to be a balanced report of positives and negatives about a book, the problem is I'm struggling trying to find anything positive to say about this one.


    The story hinges around Chrissie, a young female medic who wants to succeed. Maddy, the newly married, junior officers wife. Maddy is an Oxford graduate who doesn't know a thing about army life and is so green around the gills that it's painful. Her life is turned upside down by a new baby suffering with colic and a husband who takes his sport and the army more seriously than his family. Finally we have Jenna, the blonde bimbo, white stiletto wearing and apparently, the archetypal soldiers wife, who only married her husband for the ... well it wasn't the quarter, but that's another story.

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    A red sticker on the book covers states “As good as Martina Cole or your money back”. I hadn't read anything by Martina Cole and hadn't paid for the book, so this was a slight puzzle. I can't make comparisons with Martina Cole, but can describe the story (without giving too much away, I hope) and state that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    This book is dedicated to the author’s grandchildren, I am guessing it is a story she developed for them and at some point some one has said ‘What a good story you should get that published’

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    This is a challenging read, a psychological thriller, a first novel written by a clinical psychologist. So, knowing little about the subject myself, I assume it's a trustworthy account of aspects of psychotherapy. It's a complex story, involving flashbacks, plus action in the present is occurring in two places.

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