Unto Us a Son Is Given

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Commissario Brunetti is back! In this latest installment of Donna Leon’s mesmerizing detective series, Brunetti is asked by his father-in-law, Count Falier, to look into some rumors he’s heard about a long-time friend. Gonzalo Rodriguez de Tejada wants to adopt a young man as his son, which Italian law allows. But is this younger man only interested in the older man’s money and art collection? Either way, Gonzalo has made up his mind. But when he suddenly dies and one of his close friends is found dead, Brunetti has a case to solve, one that makes him think a lot about the meaning of love, family, and friendship.

Donna Leon is a master at creating a sense of place; as a result, Venice shines through the pages of this novel. I can think of no other fictional detective with the heart and soul of Guido Brunetti, who is devoted to his family, his job, and his city. With vivid and intriguing narrative, Leon brings the reader right into the minds of the characters, and each one is more interesting than the next. Coupled with unexpected twists and turns, Unto Us a Son is Given doesn’t disappoint.

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Author Donna Leon
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date 2019-03-05
ISBN 9780802129116
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Issue June 2019
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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