The Sicilian Inheritance

By Jo Piazza

A transporting novel about a century-old unsolved murder, a disputed inheritance, and a family secret that some will kill to protect . . .

‘A gritty and whip-smart read. Strong friendships, powerful women, mighty lives. I utterly devoured it, was swept to Sicily, loved the denouement’ Amanda Geard, author of The Midnight House

‘As much a feminist adventure as a redemptive family mystery . . . I was gripped and entertained from start to finish’ Ashley Audrain, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Push

‘Strong women, rich history and page-turning suspense make for a rich and satisfying read’ Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author

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A century-old unsolved murder

A disputed inheritance

A family secret that some will kill to protect . . .

When Sara Marsala’s beloved great-aunt Rosie passes away, she leaves Sara a valuable piece of land in Sicily, but there’s a catch: the locals refuse to acknowledge the rightful owner of the deed, and if Sara wants the land she must first uncover the truth about what happened to her great-great grandmother, Serafina Marsala. Because Rosie didn’t think Serafina died of illness as family lore states . . . Rosie believed Serafina was murdered, and she wants Sara to prove it.

Sara’s investigations take her up and down the picturesque Italian countryside and, along the way, she learns more about Serafina, a headstrong young woman thrust into motherhood in her teens, who fought for a better life for all the woman of her small village. Yet a woman who challenges the status quo is never safe, and as Sara discovers more about Serafina, she comes up against the same menacing forces that took down her great-great grandmother.

And now they want to destroy Sara too.

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Praise for The Sicilian Inheritance:

‘Equal parts rich historical fiction, gripping murder mystery, and a moving exploration of identity, grief, and the long shadow of the past’ Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Never Here

Author: Jo Piazza
Format: Hardback
Release Date: 25 Apr 2024
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-862618-1
Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. Her work has been published in ten languages and twelve countries, and many of her books are currently in development for film and television. Jo\'s podcasts have garnered more than twenty-five million downloads and regularly top podcast charts, and her work has appeared in Marie Claire, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, New York magazine, Glamour, Elle, Time, the Daily Beast, and Slate. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three feral children.

'Equal parts riveting mystery and engaging family saga, The Sicilian Inheritance will transport you to the gorgeous island of Sicily and keep you up all night.' Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meant to Be -

”'This rich and complex family mystery is completely addicting! A tale of delicious food and wine with a cast of vibrant characters that is easy to devour in a single sitting.” - Jenny Mollen, New York Times bestselling author of City of Likes and Live Fast Die Hot

'A gorgeous, propulsive read that keeps you guessing until the last page, The Sicilian Inheritance is a poignant meditation on secrets and myths that exist in family lore. Janet Skeslien Charles, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Paris Library -