Having been forced to leave his father, sister and home town of Rome at the age of seven, Francesco De Luca grows up in England, never fully understanding why he was parted from his family. Twenty-six years later, Francesco's wife, Lauren, dies in circumstances which leave him plagued with doubts about their life together.In mourning for his wife, Francesco returns to Italy hoping to reconnect with his long-lost family. Failing to find them and haunted by the mystery surrounding Lauren’s death, Francesco struggles to cope. Then a chance encounter sets him on a path which will change his life forever. However, as Francesco discovers, sometimes there are more questions than answers.The Last Carriage is a captivating and moving story of loss, identity and the search for truth set primarily against a beautiful Italian backdrop.
A great read! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this debut novel. For me the principal character was very plausibly cast with his inner anguish and desire to find the truth. I particularly liked how everything came together in the second half of the book and was willing everything would turn out well but also fearing the worst.
Wonderful book!! You get hooked by it up until you finish the book. It's amazing!! Loved the writing. Waiting for second book of the author.
An intriguing story of loss, discovery and redemption This is an intriguing story about a young man’s journey through bereavement and an eventual coming to terms with past events, and his own future. The reader is gradually drawn into the young man’s character and I really enjoyed reading how his (Francesco’s) story unfolds and develops. The narrative is well set out, and I felt I was with Francesco, experiencing not only his emotions but also the sights and sounds of everyday life in Italy, in particular Rome. Alex J Milan magically weaves tension and mystery into Francesco’s story which makes for an engrossing read. I thoroughly recommend this book and look forward to reading Alex’s second one!
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