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An unexpected disappointment.
on 5 December 2013
Having read all of his previous books translated into English and greatly enjoyed them, I have just read The Silence of the Wave.
It was a case of ..."well I have started it so must finish it". It is not a thriller of any sort and to me, nothing like his previous books. So if you buy it, do not do so expecting another good Carofiglio read.
It tells the story of a Carabinieri Marshall who has worked under cover for too long and has finally had a breakdown. The world of vice and narcotics has destroyed him and he is regularly attending a psychiatrist. The book is lightened by his encounter with an attractive ex-actress, who is also having weekly sessions with the same psychiatrist. It is a thought provoking book but cannot be likened to previous Carofiglio books translated into English therefore buy it as a book to read if you have nothing better to do.