Book Review – The Rome Affair

by Karen Swan (Pan Macmillan) ISBN: 9781509838028

The lives of the rich and beautiful play out in Karen Swan’s new novel. Londoner aboard, Cesca is a tourist guide in the title city. When she finds a stolen designer handbag in a bin and returns it to an Italian socialite, the two women open a Pandora’s Box to the past – and the intrigue starts.

The Rome Affair moves between the 70s and the present and teases out an intriguing mystery that goes beyond the usual romantic tropes – with forbidden love affairs, priceless diamonds, and forgotten letters.

The book explores the beguiling Eternal City. Rome is vividly brought to life– its culture, people, history, and food. The book also has lashings of the ingredients that make a bestseller – sex and secrets galore.

If you’re looking for a romance that sweeps you off to a glamorous setting, with the vicarious pleasure of living the lives of the characters, this is the book for you. A compelling weekend read!

Anthony Ehlers
4/5

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Posted on: 15th June 2017
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