The Girl from Venice Review

  • the-girl-from-venice-reviewThe highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared “that uncommon phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction,” The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice.
  • Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman’s body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble.
  • Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini’s broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon.

Check Out What Readers Said about Kindle/eBook!

There is some violence and sexual content but it is described in such genteel and charming language it hardly counts as such. The humor is lovely and I learned a lot about fish!By Maryriver

I enjoyed the book, and was readily transported to the era and scenery, but the tale seemed unbelievable and extraordinary sfterva while.
But I still recommend reading the book to see for yourself.
By Lazyjack

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Product Details

Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Kindle Price: Hardcover $16.52, Audible $22.33, Audio CD $20.99
File Size: 4492 KB
Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2016)
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568 Paid in Kindle Store