About this book
Paperback edition of the latest novel in Leon's series featuring Commissario Brunetti, set in Venice. The hardback reached number 5 in the "Sunday Times" bestseller list. When an elderly woman is found dead, the case is initially dismissed as death from natural causes, but Brunetti is suspicious that there's more to it. 'With characteristic skill, Leon draws together multiple threads and a well-rounded cast...' "Times Literary Supplement"
A young woman returns from holiday to find her elderly neighbour dead on the floor. A heart attack seems the likely cause, but Commissario Brunetti is not so sure and decides to take a closer look. Soon he discovers that she was part of an organization that cares for abused women and that her apartment was a safe-house.