The long-awaited fourth book in Carlos Ruiz Zafon's series that began with The Shadow of the Wind. Set in the 1950s, Daniel is trying to unravel the mystery of his mother's death.
A colossal, genre-crossing achievement... it is to be hoped that Zafon's next books deal as seriously and enjoyable with the present and future of Barcelona.
Sprawling, seductive and hugely atmospheric
This is a suspenseful story of loss, betrayal and redemption.
Neither too geeky nor too highbrow, Zafon's genre-mashing novels provide a high-definition, alternative account of Spain's turbulent 20th-century history, with added Hollywood blockbuster thrills. I was hooked.
Rich, ambitious storytelling.
By the author of the brilliant Shadow of the Wind, this is a good long read to relish on chilly winter evenings.