By Gianrico Carofiglio
"Carofiglio writes crisp, ironical novels which are as a lot love tales and philosophical treatises as they're criminal thrillers."—The New Yorker
"Part felony mystery, half perception right into a guy battling his personal demons. each personality in Carofiglio's fiction has a narrative to inform and they're continuously worthy listening to. because the writer himself is an anti-mafia prosecutor, this powerfully affecting novel advantages from veracity in addition to tight writing."—Daily Mail
"A novel as a lot approximately human nature and the passage of time because it is ready law-breaking. Crisp laconic sentences, refined shifts in tone, and a continuing translation that are supposed to be commended."—The occasions Literary Supplement
When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend, the son of a strong neighborhood pass judgement on, of attack and battery, no witnesses could be persuaded to testify on her behalf, and one legal professional after one other refuses to symbolize her. Guido Guerrieri understands the case might carry his criminal profession to a untimely, messy finish, yet he can't face up to the attraction of an it seems that hopeless reason. Nor can he deny an charm to Sister Claudia, the younger lady in command of the shield the place Martina resides. Claudia stocks his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice.
Gianrico Carofiglio used to be an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port at the coast of Puglia, for a few years, and is now a member of the Italian senate. He has offered over 2.5 million books of the Guerrieri sequence in Italy alone.
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A few years ago this woman met someone. She met him after she’d been through a difficult period, though in fact she’s never had an easy life. This guy seemed like Prince Charming. Kind, affectionate, loving. Rich. Handsome too, the women say. Practically perfect. Anyway, after a few months, they started living together. ” I’d heard this kind of story before, not just in my work. So when Tancredi paused for a moment, I cut in. “After they started living together he changed. He wasn’t as nice to her as he used to be, then he started to turn violent.
Many stalkers of this kind have suffered traumas in childhood. The death of a parent, sexual, physical or psychological abuse, etc. In other words, stalkers usually have an affective imbalance, reflecting situations in their childhoods that have disturbed their ability to deal with relationships. They are incapable of experiencing the pain of separation in the normal way, of letting go and looking for another relationship. Often their anger at abandonment is a defence against a reawakening of the intolerable pain and humiliation of childhood rejection, which may add to their more recent sense of loss.
He didn’t say who this someone was, and I didn’t ask him. I told him we could meet after eight, when I’d be alone in the office. That was fine, and we left it at that. They arrived about eight-thirty. Everyone had already left, and I went to open the door. Tancredi was with a woman about thirty, or a bit more. She was nearly six feet tall, had her hair tied in a ponytail, and was wearing discoloured jeans and a worn leather jacket. A colleague of Tancredi’s, I thought, even though I’d never seen her before.
A Walk in the Dark by Gianrico Carofiglio