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Genre: Crime fiction
Topic: Fiction
Number of pages: 252

Lònia Guiu is a private detective. She is a stubborn feminist, independent, rebellious and full of contradictions. Her anxiety and dreads drive her to become a detective, who makes mistakes, and this often makes her really angry. After her cases in “Study in Lilac” and “Antipodes”, this time Lònia must face a sad and repugnant case that will take her from Barcelona to Cologne, in the North of Germany, and from there to her natal Majorca, where she will re-live both good and bad memories of her childhood. The story is set in 1958. Joanna, forty eight, is trying on her wedding dress. We will later be told this is not her first wedding, and that her fiancée is much younger than herself. We will also learn that this wedding is an act of revenge. This revenge also implies a scandal that all the guests know about, but that no one dares to voice. In this succession of intriguing chapters, that are skillfully crafted, Maria-Antònia Oliver builds the book´s structure aroung the life of a Majorcan woman, in which tension escalates up to the surprising ending.

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