In the sixth title featuring Donna Leon's ever-charming and sympathetic protagonist, Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has had five patients unexpectedly die and decides to leave her convent.
In the course of his inquiries, Brunetti encounters an unusual cast of characters but discovers nothing that seems criminal. Is the nun simply creating a smoke screen to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto something very real and very sinister—something that places her own life in imminent danger?
A beautiful, suspense-filled novel, Quietly in Their Sleep is Donna Leon at the top of her form.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Actor David Colacci is a masterful reader for Donna Leon’s sixth mystery involving charming Venice police detective Guido Brunetti. After a young nun reports a string of suspicious deaths in a retirement home, Brunetti must connect the dots between a shady priest and a secret religious order. We enjoyed Leon’s tight plot and the story’s outspoken political edge, but what we loved most was spending time with the book’s varied and entertaining interpretations of the characters—especially Brunetti’s sardonic wife, Paola, and the couple’s rambunctious kids. And hearing Colacci describe Paola’s luscious pasta dinners is lots of fun…even if it left us famished.