The Disappearances of Rosa Grimaldi

The Disappearances of Rosa Grimaldi Author : Marele Day
Country : Australia

In the fourth and last novel in Marele Day’s crime series, The Disappearances of Rosa Grimaldi (1995), Claudia Valentine is hired by Rosa Grimaldi to find her 15-year-old daughter, Madalena, who ran away after a fight with her father.

In the fourth and last novel in Marele Day’s crime series, The Disappearances of Rosa Grimaldi (1995), Claudia Valentine is hired by Rosa Grimaldi to find her 15-year-old daughter, Madalena, who ran away after a fight with her father. Soon, Claudia is knee-deep in the shadowy underground world of teenage runaways and throw-aways. Meanwhile, Claudia’s mother tells her, for the first time, that her alcoholic former husband, Claudia’s father, who abandoned them 30 years earlier, died in 1985. Living above a pub, divorced Claudia is visited by her two teenage children, whose questions about the grandfather they never met prompt Claudia to probe into his life and death. As Claudia’s investigations unearth secrets in both her father’s past and the Grimaldi (and Valentine) present, Sydney is besieged by bushfires. Day’s good-natured, flawed heroine is a compelling tour guide, leading readers to spots in and around and under Sydney not likely to be found in regulation tours. (Publisher’s Weekly)

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