We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

The Wanderer

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529407907

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 1st September 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

“A beguiling read . . . A cold-case whodunnit [and] a Shadow of the Wind-style quest” – John Dugdale, Sunday Times

“Bestselling writer Luca D’Andrea has concocted a fearsome witches’ brew of myth, memory and mayhem” Sunday Times Crime Club

A haunting thriller drawing on myths, legends and fairy tales, set in a mysterious Italian valley – from Italy’s bestselling answer to Stephen King.

“D’Andrea piles on the action and the atmosphere with the panache of a seasoned writer” Marcel Berlins, The Times


It begins with a slap in the face.

Out walking his St Bernard, Tony Carcano is confronted by a girl on a motorbike who shows him a photograph from his past. Of him posing with the body of a young woman. Smiling.

“Why were you laughing?”

It’s not the last Tony sees of Sybille Knapp, an orphan whose mother drowned herself in Kreuzwirt lake in 1999. That was the official verdict. Before long, Tony, a bestselling writer, is turning his imagination to working out what really happened.

But Kreuzwirt is a sullen, silent community, loyal to the powerful Perkman family, who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried. And there are other forces at work in this valley. Stories of an ancient evil. Whispers of a figure who stands between this world and the next.

The Wanderer sings and his song is the wind.


Translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor

What's Inside

Read More Read Less

Reviews

D'Andrea piles on the action and the atmosphere with the panache of a seasoned writer.
Marcel Berlins, The Times
Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbø.
Massimo Vincenz, La Repubblica
D'Andrea's a name to add to your Eurocrime list.
David Hewson
A beguiling read . . . A cold-case whodunnit [and] a Shadow of the Wind-style quest
John Dugdale, Sunday Times
Bestselling writer Luca D'Andrea has concocted a fearsome witches' brew of myth, memory and mayhem
Sunday Times Crime Club
D'Andrea delivers with quite some verve a haunting whodunnit laden with elements of myth and fairy tale
i
A well paced page-turner
A N Wilson, Tablet