La ragazza del collegio
TEN YEARS SINCE THE FIRST NOVEL OF L’ALLIEVA THE BELOVED ALICE ALLEVI RETURNS
Alice Allevi returns in all her splendid and perfect imperfection. Back comes Claudio Conforti, to everyone now just “CC”: brilliant mind, often caustic gab, heart only seemingly rough around the edges. Back is the cast of sidekicks who for exactly ten years have thrilled readers, making readers fall in love, smile, despair, and sometimes even anger.
Alice is back after an intense period living in Washington with Claudio Conforti, and there is a definite reason behind the decision of the most scintillating couple in forensics. For Claudio, in fact, this is the opportunity of a lifetime: Wally is about to retire, and the race for succession as director of the institute seems open and immediately closed: CC appears to be the ideal person to rise to the role of the institute’s new “Supreme.” But while Claudio’s career spurt, against all odds, proves anything but easy, Alice-now a practicing medical examiner in her own right-finds herself involved in not one but two cases that soon prove to test her well-known investigative flair. On the one hand, the traffic accident involving a young student at a prestigious college may hide something more terrible than mere fatality, not least because the culprit has escaped and it seems impossible to flush him out. And on the other is a lost child who does not speak and whose age is not even known. Driven by her natural empathy, and a good dose of eagerness to pry, Alice will find herself drawn in by the two events, much more intimately than she (and CC himself) could ever have imagined.