The Flood

The Flood #2020

The Flood Florence A seemingly inexplicable attack on a church fresco of Adam and Eve brings together an unlikely couple Julia Wellbeloved an art student and Pino Fratelli a semi retired detective who
  • Title: The Flood
  • Author: David Hewson
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  • Page: 326
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  • Florence, 1986 A seemingly inexplicable attack on a church fresco of Adam and Eve brings together an unlikely couple Julia Wellbeloved, an art student, and Pino Fratelli, a semi retired detective who longs to be back in the field Their investigation leads them to the secret society that underpins the city an elite underworld of excess, violence and desire.Rich in the cFlorence, 1986 A seemingly inexplicable attack on a church fresco of Adam and Eve brings together an unlikely couple Julia Wellbeloved, an art student, and Pino Fratelli, a semi retired detective who longs to be back in the field Their investigation leads them to the secret society that underpins the city an elite underworld of excess, violence and desire.Rich in the culture of Tuscany s most mysterious city, The Flood takes a dazzling journey into the history of Florence, and to the darkness in Florence s past the night of the great flood in 1966This is a dazzling Italian mystery, rich with culture, intrigue and dark secrets, from an internationally bestselling crime writer at the height of his powers David Hewson s many bestselling works include The Killing and the Nic Costa crime series set in Rome.This full length novel from David Hewson is an audiobook exclusive from Whole Story Audiobooks It is narrated by Saul Reichlin, whose multi award winning audiobook narrations have attracted many thousands of listeners.
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    Two men Three violent events One in 1942, two in 1966 Yet these events will connect these men in 1986In 1986 Masaccio s spectacular fresco cycle in the Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence becomes the scene of an act of vandalism It just so happens that Pino Fratelli has a lodger, Julia Wellbeloved, who is in Italy to write a thesis on people morons who destroy art and why they do so Pino is a maresciallio ordinario in the carabiniere on or less permanent leave as he exists u [...]

    Written with a spareness, a cultural and historical literacy, and an insight into character that I ve come to expect from David Hewson the author has lived for years in Italy The story includes fascinating details about the city of Florence, its rather bloody history, and its dark underbelly For example, the priest Savonarola, his Bonfire of the Vanities, and his subsequent execution by his political enemies features in the narrative.Related to a quotation from Savonarola, the theme of the flood [...]

    Student Julia Wellbeloved arrives in Florence to write a paper on vandalism to works of art, she s bright and eager and pairs up an ex policeman on permanent sick leave, he s restless, frustrated and just wants to be of use, so latches onto an attack of a church fresco and the puzzles it throws up like a lifeline and is determined not to be put aside, but to solve the mystery.Set in 1986 they are pulled into the goings on with the powerful untouchable Medici both past and present being inextrica [...]

    First in the Pino Fratelli and Julia Wellbeloved thriller series set first in the Florence of Fratelli s memories of the flood in 1966 and now in 1986 and revolving around a disabled detective and a postgraduate student and former lawyer.This ARC was sent to me by NetGalley and Severn House Digital for an honest review.My TakeIt s a strange book Part of that is my own fault as I started reading it thinking the male protagonist was from Hewson s Nic Costa series set in Rome.Instead, this is a two [...]

    The Flood by David Hewson4 out of 5 starsThe beauty and art of the city of Florence is juxtaposed with its dark and deadly side.In late October 1942 a four year old boy is smuggled out of German occupied Rome by one of the priests.In November 1966 a seventeen year old boy, Aldo Pontecorvo, has been subjected to abuse at the hands of some of Florence s senior figures.How these two boys meet up later in life is the meat of this beautifully written novel.It is November 1986 and Pino Fratelli, that [...]

    Set in Florence in 1986, twenty years after the catastrophic flood, the book combines art history and criminal investigation and twenty years of Florentine politics and corruption in an engaging fashion The two protagonists, detective Pino Fratelli, on medical leave for a serious brain illness, and his tenant, English post graduate art history student Julia Wellbeloved are both appealing characters in a relationship that develops from strictly professional to something personal over the course [...]

    I couldn t but think of Hewson s Nic Costa series set in Rome and start to compare characters Leo Falcone and Marrone Peroni and Fratelli Elizabeth and Emily That last is the best comparison the others are a stretch on may part What a setting, the 1966 flood in Florence I ve hankered after fiction set in that drama for a long time having enjoyed The Sixteen Pleasures many years ago Seventeen years now, wow Hewson puts you in the settling, in this case the very center of Florence The space betwee [...]

    The Flood is one of those books that has elements that will appeal to both art history fans and psychological thriller readers I was attracted to it because I was travelling to Italy this summer and it was an opportunity to be entertained while learning about the history of Venice, particularly the devastating floods in the late 20th Century There is a very dark undercurrent to this book and I generally steer clear of novels that really unsettle me, but Hewson s two protagonists are so appealing [...]

    The Flood David Hewson Picture it Florence, 1986 Adam and Eve Our heroine is called Julia Wellbeloved Our hero is Pino Fratelli.How can you go wrong Julia, an art student, is doing research on art vandalism Her path crosses Pino, a former cop, and together they try to figure out the reason behind an attack of a church fresco of Adam and Eve.Through their research, the reader learns about the history of Florence, like the flood of 1966 an important fact What can I say, I m a sucker for anything [...]

    Excellent writing skill by David Hewson though I have to admit I wasn t too captivated by the story Not intense and thrilling for my taste but simply an enjoyment of his exquisite prose Characters in the novel are believable and intriguing enough, reminded me of the Q Department by Jussi Adler Olsen I have to admit I wanted to give up the story by my threshold of 100 page but somehow it just grabbed me and surprisingly I finished the book Not to undermine the novel in any sense just that I was e [...]

    Well read, and generally enjoyable, but a couple of niggles pushed it down to a three star rating for me I would read listen to another David Hewson book, but if I come across one rather than seeking them out The final section left me with a strange mixture of lack of real drive to listen to the conclusion, yet there was plenty going on, so it was not an anti climax I am left struggling to explain what I did or did not like about the book I think that the best I can do is to say that I found it [...]

    Crime novel set in Florence covering two seperate periods, 1966 the flooding of Florence and 1986 the anni di piombo, the years of lead when the brigate rosse terrorized Italy.Like all Hewsons books this book is a combination of art works and detective.Story about an ex caribiniere on sick leave, an English art history major and a maybe not so bright young caribinieri cadet Thrilling read, with lots of details about Florence and its art.

    I have always enjoyed Hewson s books, particularly his Roman police series This book, set in Florence, is excellent Marvellous descriptions of the 66 floods I have friends who went to help with the clean up, and how libraries and museums developed new techniques for dealing with disasters The characters are beautifully drawn, and the reading excellent.

    Another fab book by David Hewson An eccentric Italian police officer, an English woman studying Italian art, a young police officer and a madman All the components for a great story filled with art, death and love.

    I really like this start of a new mystery series set in Florence The protagonists, a former Carabiniere officer and an art graduate student, work together well Fans of Donna Leone would probably enjoy this one

    Great Just finished The Flood as I was doing my baking via audible nearly burnt my lemon drizzle cake I don t want to say anything else as I would not like to spoil it for others

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