Kill the Father

A Novel

Kill the Father

In this fascinatingly complex thriller—a 2017 WHSmith Richard and Judy pick—two people, each shattered by their past, team up to solve a series of killings and abductions—a ruthlessly planned escalation that turns out to be merely the surface of something far more sinister.

When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police unit assigned to the case sees an easy solution: they arrest the woman’s husband and await his confession. But the chief of Rome’s major crimes unit doubts things are so simple. Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy’s top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo. Fed by the gloved hand of a masked kidnapper who called himself “the Father,” Dante emerged from his ordeal with crippling claustrophobia but, also, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and hyperobservant capacities.

All evidence suggests that the Father is back and active after being dormant for decades. Indeed, he has left telltale signs that signal he’s looking forward to a reunion with Dante. But when Colomba and Dante begin following the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, they grasp that what’s really going on is darker than they ever imagined.

About the Author

Sandrone Dazieri
Photograph by Moris Puccio

Sandrone Dazieri

Sandrone Dazieri is the author of numerous novels and screenplays. The debut novel in his Caselli and Torre series, Kill the Father, has appeared on bestseller lists around the world. Kill the Angel is the second book in the series.

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