Internationally best-selling novelist David Hewson is known for complex mysteries that his large readership happily devours. In The Fallen Angel, Detective Nic Costa investigates the case of a man who plunges to his death, leaving behind a daughter haunted by disturbing secrets. As parallels emerge between the death and a 100-year-old crime, Costa circles ever closer to the essence of evil. "Readers will have a lot of fun peeling away the book's many layers, right down to the final, closing twist."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
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by David Hewson
by David Ignatius
"Saul Reichlin's narration falls far short of enhancing this mystery, which in itself is complex and interesting. Reichlin sounds like a stuffy British lecturer rather than the quick-witted Roman detective Nic Costa. In this ninth Costa mystery, a professor falls to his death from scaffolding and lands almost at Costa's feet. Was the fall an accident, suicide, or murder? As Costa investigates, he learns that the death is tied to a similar incident in the sixteenth century and that the street where it happened is named for an executed murderer. The plot is well crafted, but the listener is often distracted by Reichlin's stiff-sounding British accent and slow pacing. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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