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TitleThe Villa / Rachel Hawkins.
AuthorHawkins, Rachel, 1979- author.
Call NoF H394
CollectionAdult Fiction
Reserve Item


Call NoBarcodeCirc Status
F H39418011123516046Available

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 125028001X : $28.99
International Standard Book Number 9781250280015 : $28.99
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 23/eng/20220831
Personal Name Hawkins, Rachel, 1979- author.
Title Statement The Villa / Rachel Hawkins.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2023.
Physical Description 279 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set at an Italian villa with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware. As kids, Emily and Chess were inseparable. But by their 30s, their bond has been strained by the demands of their adult lives. So when Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend. Villa Aestas in Orvieto is a high-end holiday home now, but in 1974, it was known as Villa Rosato, and rented for the summer by a notorious rock star, Noel Gordon. In an attempt to reignite his creative spark, Noel invites up-and-coming musician, Pierce Sheldon to join him, as well as Pierce's girlfriend, Mari, and her stepsister, Lara. But he also sets in motion a chain of events that leads to Mari writing one of the greatest horror novels of all time, Lara composing a platinum album--and ends in Pierce's brutal murder. As Emily digs into the villa's complicated history, she begins to think there might be more to the story of that fateful summer in 1974. That perhaps Pierce's murder wasn't just a tale of sex, drugs, and rock & roll gone wrong, but that something more sinister might have occurred--and that there might be clues hidden in the now-iconic works that Mari and Lara left behind. Yet the closer that Emily gets to the truth, the more tension she feels developing between her and Chess. As secrets from the past come to light, equally dangerous betrayals from the present also emerge--and it begins to look like the villa will claim another victim before the summer ends. Inspired by Fleetwood Mac, the Manson murders, and the infamous summer Percy and Mary Shelley spent with Lord Byron at a Lake Geneva castle--the birthplace of Frankenstein--The Villa welcomes you into its deadly legacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Female friendship Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Murder Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cold cases (Criminal investigation) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Rock musicians Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Siblings Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Vacation rentals Italy Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women authors Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Italy Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels.
Index Term-Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Index Term-Genre/Form Gothic fiction.
Holding Institution 1
Location PCACP F H 28.99

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