Title Profile & Character Information

The Light in the Ruins

Annotation
Cocooned within their ancient Tuscan villa, the noble Rosatis try to deny that World War II is raging in the world beyond. Then two soldiers arrive, interested in the family graveyard, even as 18-year-old Cristina Rosati finds herself involved with a German. A decade later, police investigator Serafina Bettini tracks a vicious killer whos after the Rosatis-for reasons that seem evident, but lets find out. Trust New York Times best-selling author Bohjalian, whos adept at both intimate portrait and broad canvas, to make something gorgeous of love and war and revenge.

Characters
NameRosatis, Christina
GenderFemale
TraitsNoblewoman
Wealthy
Italian

NameBettini, Serafina
GenderFemale
OccupationHomicide detective
TraitItalian

GenreFiction
Historical
Suspense
Mystery
    --Police procedural
TopicsNobility
World War II
Nazis
Forbidden love
Italian history
German occupation of Italy
Soldiers
Policewomen
Serial killers
Serial killings
SettingFlorence, Italy
Italy