Alessia Gazzola
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Everything has changed for Alice Allevi: it is a new world that awaits her outside the Institute of Forensic Medicine where she spent complicated but, in their own way, happy years. For Alice is no longer a resident, but a full-fledged Specialist in Forensic Medicine. And the bright (perhaps) and bumpy (almost certainly) adventure of freelancing awaits her. But the much-desired freedom has a bitter sweet taste: single again after a long love affair, Alice fears losing her points of reference. All except one: the charming and intractable Claudio Conforti, aka CC, a forensic scientist of proven professionalism and renowned ruthlessness. When she gets her first consulting assignment for a magistrate, Alice rolls up her sleeves and puts her best foot forward. At the center of the case is a 45-year-old woman, once a La Scala étoile and now the owner of a dance studio. On the surface, she died of natural causes. Yet, Alice has her suspicions, and as much as she would like things, for once at least, to be simple, reality is always ready to disabuse her. For, thanks to her sensitivity and intuition, Alice begins to uncover disturbing secrets in the woman’s past related to the universe – as fascinating as it is ruthless and competitive – of classical ballet.


Translation rights:
Presses de la Cité/Place des éditeurs (French)
Carl’s Book/Random House (German)
Suma/Santillana (Spanish World Rights)
Evro-Giunti (Serbian)
Nishimura (Japanese)
Jaguar (Polish)
İlgi Kültür Sanat Yayınları (Turkish)