By Conor Fitzgerald
There's no healing for murder…
Commissario Alec Blume, on future health go away and fleeing his accomplice Caterina, has retreated from Rome to important Italy. on the Villa Romanelli he enrolls on a normal treatments direction performed by means of a tender girl named Silvana.
But faraway from improving or resolving his alterations with Caterina, a feverish Blume turns into remoted and gradual with disorder. more and more ill-at-ease within the stifling setting, the darkish historical past of the crumbling villa and its once-magnificent gardens attracts him in. And whilst a Romanian woman who works for Silvana's ambiguous fiancé Niki asks for his aid, Blume unearths himself dragged into the shadowy case of a lacking woman, and the key horrors of the garden's malign attractiveness.
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