By Claudia Mosca, an aspiring author and freelance writer
Summer is the perfect time to get lost in reading.
Worries fall away as fast as the waves of the sea, leaving us free to relax and enjoy the
But what are the most interesting books to read this summer?
Let’s discover together the 3 Italian books not to be missed in this hot summer 2022. Let’s
Randagi, Marco Amerighi
A Strega Prize finalist, Randagi (Marco Amerighi) is one of the most interesting books of the moment. A simple story but full of surprises, it will know how to keep you in suspense.
The protagonist of the novel is Pietro, a character “destined to remain in the shadows.” When Tommaso, Pietro’s brilliant brother, disappears, the family is hit by an unexpected scandal.
Pietro is forced to put aside his fear and search for his brother, accompanied by two unusual figures: Laurent, a gigolo with a passion for night swimming and alcohol, and Dora, a horror movie buff with a difficult past.
Will Peter be able to change and bring Thomas back to the family?
Il Destino dell’orso, Dario Correnti
The second novel, Il Destino dell’orso (Dario Correnti), is a murder mystery perfect for summer.
Journalist Marco Besana is assigned to cover a strange news case involving a man brutally murdered.
Along with him is Ilaria Piatti, a very young reporter convinced that they are dealing with a real serial killer.
Ilaria and Marco, accompanied by their dog Beck, set out in search of the killer, discovering a striking resemblance between the murderer and the eighteenth-century serial poisoner Giovanna Bonanno, also known as Vecchia dell’Aceto.
Lena e la tempesta, Alessia Gazzola
The latest book, Lena e la tempesta (Alessia Gazzola), has captured the attention of many different readers.
The protagonist of the story is Lena, a woman tormented by an unmentionable secret. Traveling to the island of Levura, where the old family home is hidden, Lena is surprised by the past coming back to knock on her door.
Something terrible happened in the summer of her 15th birthday, on that very island and in that very house. On the island Lena meets Thomas, the charming boy who will help her come to terms with herself and the past.