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Venetia - A Supernatural thriller set in Venice

Venetia - A Supernatural thriller set in Venice [Kindle Edition]

Simon Barnes
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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a chilling supernatural thriller played out amongst the evocatively conjured canals and alleyways of Venice, as spirits centuries old are re-awakened by the discovery of a mirror at an archaeological dig. And the archaeologists' seven-year-old daughter is what these spirits need...

"If you're a fan of Venice's darker aspects and like to be a little disturbed at times you're in for a treat here. " - Jeff Cotton Fictional Cities

"The novel is highly atmospheric, filled to the brim with Venetian locales...A well-written tale with a luscious setting..." Kirkus Reviews

"'Venetia' is a bit like Dan Brown's 'Angles and Demons' transferred to Venice. A highly entertaining mix of fact and fiction... it would make a great travel companion for anyone in need of a page-turning guidebook to Venice." Mette - Italian Notes

"The writing was fluid and clever, weaving in the supernatural elements of the story so cunningly, you never knew it was there until it jumped up on you. " - Miranda Stork Goodreads

"I found it to be a real page turner and read it quickly, anxious to find out how it would end.,, " - Martha Bakerjian

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 492 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147838851X
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008F62BVW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #199,429 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Compelling Read! 4 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a chilling and completely page turning read! I loved it!

Penny and Gideon Mantell are archaeologists. They, along with their seven year old daughter, Venetia, set off to Venice to work. These three characters are fantastic. Both Penny and Gideon are dedicated archaeologists, on the trail of a mystery spanning 500 years. Venetia is a typical, curious seven year old. She and her family are unaware of the danger that has lain sleeping, waiting to be released.

I started reading this book, and was hooked within the first paragraph! This is a very dark tale that was as compelling, as it was repelling! Aureo Zancani was a despicable and evil character who sent shivers down my spine! He abused a position of power to get what he wanted. His legacy of evil tainted an innocent, and left his family ashamed of him. It is characters like this that make me hope that there is a Hell.
Venetia was a breath of fresh air! Her curiosity and innocence made me want to hug her! She has a level head on her shoulders, and is extremely bright.
This book is told through several different points of view, but this did not break the flow of the story. In fact, it enhanced it. However, Venetia's point of view is the main focus, and her thoughts and ideas made me smile. The story has many twists and turns which built a sense of foreboding so strong in me, I was beginning to dread continuing to read! However, the twist at the end completely surprised me! Sufficed to say, the story has stayed with me long after finishing it.

Simon Barnes has written a hauntingly dark and thrilling supernatural thriller that has captured my attention. His descriptions of Venice made me feel like I was actually there. His writing style is fast paced and it flowed beautifully.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not spine-chilling enough for me 14 May 2013
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I had high hopes about this book after reading the reviews but found it dissapointing.I love a good thriller and the idea behind this book was good but it lacked punch and excitement,i read on waiting for the twist in the tale but it never happened.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read 18 April 2013
By c askew
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I thoroughly enjoyed this especially as I started it in La Serenissima and so could identify with many of the locations.
I would try another book by this author - not classic literature by any means but a good holiday read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Venetia by Simon Barnes 8 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
One of the most atmospheric books I have ever read. I love Venice and its feeling of mystery. Didn't disappoint.
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