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The Light in the Ruins

320 pages; Doubleday
While WWII rages in the Italian hills, members of the Rosati family take refuge inside their luxurious villa—until their home is overcome by Nazi soldiers. Fast-forward to 1955, when a female investigator must figure out who has it in for the family all these years later. 
— Abbe Wright