The Wanderer (Hardback)
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The Wanderer (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 06/01/2022
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"A beguiling read . . . A cold-case whodunnit [and] a Shadow of the Wind-style quest" - John Dugdale, Sunday Times

"Bestselling writer Luca D'Andrea has concocted a fearsome witches' brew of myth, memory and mayhem" Sunday Times Crime Club

A haunting thriller drawing on myths, legends and fairy tales, set in a mysterious Italian valley - from Italy's bestselling answer to Stephen King.

"D'Andrea piles on the action and the atmosphere with the panache of a seasoned writer" Marcel Berlins, The Times


It begins with a slap in the face.

Out walking his St Bernard, Tony Carcano is confronted by a girl on a motorbike who shows him a photograph from his past. Of him posing with the body of a young woman. Smiling.

"Why were you laughing?"

It's not the last Tony sees of Sybille Knapp, an orphan whose mother drowned herself in Kreuzwirt lake in 1999. That was the official verdict. Before long, Tony, a bestselling writer, is turning his imagination to working out what really happened.

But Kreuzwirt is a sullen, silent community, loyal to the powerful Perkman family, who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried. And there are other forces at work in this valley. Stories of an ancient evil. Whispers of a figure who stands between this world and the next.

The Wanderer sings and his song is the wind.


Translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529407884
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 566 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
D'Andrea piles on the action and the atmosphere with the panache of a seasoned writer. -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbo. -- Massimo Vincenz * La Repubblica *
D'Andrea's a name to add to your Eurocrime list. -- David Hewson
A beguiling read . . . A cold-case whodunnit [and] a Shadow of the Wind-style quest -- John Dugdale * Sunday Times *
Bestselling writer Luca D'Andrea has concocted a fearsome witches' brew of myth, memory and mayhem * Sunday Times Crime Club *
D'Andrea delivers with quite some verve a haunting whodunnit laden with elements of myth and fairy tale * i *
A well paced page-turner -- A N Wilson * Tablet *

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Kid Ferrous

“A chilling alternative to mainstream crime thrillers”

“The Wanderer” by Luca D’Andrea is an intriguing mix of crime and the supernatural, in which a journalist joins forces with the initially hostile daughter of a drowned woman, a local tarot card reader, to seek out the... More

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Vivienne O'Regan

“Unusual and atmospheric European crime noir”

My thanks to Quercus Books MacLehose Press for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Wanderer’ by Luca D'Andrea in exchange for an honest review. It was originally published in Italy in 2019 and translated from the... More

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“Creepy and compelling.”

The Wanderer is a really intriguing hybrid of a novel, drawing on myths and legends to create a crime mystery that is hugely compelling and often very creepy.

The writing is descriptive and tensely atmospheric,... More

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