‘The lights flickered, like red eyes mocking her from the darkness. They lurched, bobbed, weaving away down the track. She choked on the stench of dust – and a sudden, drenching shock at what she’d done.’
A holiday in Italy! The chance of a lifetime to Jennifer – except it’s with cousin Berny, five years older and fifty times cooler.
The mountain village is beautiful, the villagers friendly … particularly Paulo, their glamorous neighbor. Berny thinks he’s wonderful. Jennifer just doesn’t trust him – his invitations, his presents, his endless promises.
Berny says she’s a fool, with no sense of fun. So now she’ll have to find courage and stand alone. But as the village carnival draws near – the Night of the Fire Lilies – Jennifer’s caught in a tangled web of shadowy strangers, deceit, intrigue … and death.
Photos: © Nick Birch
[The Night of the Fire Lilies published by The Bodley Head & Red Fox, Random House]