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This was a great book on two levels: First, it had a wonderful grasp of a period of history (something I'm beginning to really count on Scottoline to provide), and second, a really moving story with characters you couldn't help but connect with.
Tony - or Pigeon Tony, after his habit of raising racing pigeons - willingly admits to having killed, but not murdered, a man. Both are in their eighties, and are on either ends of a vendetta spinning back to their youths. Judy Carrier, one of Scottoline's characters from the Rosato and Associates firm, is representing him, and incredibly conflicted: how do you defend someone against murder who admits to the killing? And why does she want to?
I actually got choked up at passages while listening to this, and surprised myself with a few sniffles. The story, which moves back to the days of fascist Italy in Pigeon Tony's recollections, unfolds two plot lines at once, and the result is a clever intersection. I really enjoyed this - I've enjoyed all of Scottoline's books - and definitely suggest it for your listening pleasure.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Rosenblat's naration is first-rate. Giving each character a voice of their own, and lending an appropriate tone to the dialogue. This was truly a joy to listen to.
A book that will make you think about murder and killing in a whole new light. One that will make you ask yourself the questions, does killing someone always equal murder? Does killing by one's own hand mean justice is done?
Scottoline's flipping back from the past to the present will have you on the edge of your seat and eager for the next plot twist... Before long, you'll be hanging on her every word.
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