Cruelty. Fans of Donna Leon’s mystery series set in Venice featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti will savor the latest, The Golden Egg. First-time readers can start here and meet a well-developed and endearing protagonist as well as a finely told story of human compassion and cruelty. I felt right at home at the beginning of the novel at the Brunetti’s dinner table as Paola, Guido and their children engage in a word game. Words and their absence provide a woven motif for this story, which I enjoyed from beginning to end. Readers who like Venice, mysteries, and the complexity of human nature are those most likely to enjoy reading this novel.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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