Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: September 22, 2013
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The chance to build a dream home on a private island in Italy's most beautiful lake offers architect Tom Lupton the fresh start he's been yearning for. But when he arrives with his family on Diavolino, he finds the terrified locals dead set against his arrival. The island, whose very existence has been shrouded in secrecy for half a millennium, has a dark history that no one cares to remember, and as the locals' opposition to Tom grows, so grows a brooding evil that will lead them to the very doors of hell...Thoughts on Diavolino: If you're looking for something creepy, dark, and bloody, look no further. Diavolino has all that. And then some. The apocalyptic portents and the showdown against evil are total bonuses. Seriously, nothing says "stay indoors today" like a good demon raising.
What does this book give us? A town that's both welcoming and murderous. An island that no one wants to admit exists. A pervasive evil that you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. A family that is going to have some serious therapy bills in the future. Did I mention the evil? It's big. It's bad. It's a Lying McLiar pants who shouldn't be trusted.
Unfortunately, there are those who do trust the evil and they do bad things in its name.
Wonderfully atmospheric (forgotten island, people!) with plenty of death and destruction for everyone. With evil whispering in the ear of otherwise decent people, Tom and his family don't know who to trust. Doesn't that sound delicious?