Alessia Gazzola
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Everything has changed for Alice Allevi: it is a new world that awaits her outside the Institute of Forensic Medicine where she spent complicated but, in their own way, happy years. In fact, Alice is no longer a resident, but a full-fledged Forensic Medicine Specialist. And the bright (perhaps) and bumpy (almost certainly) adventure of freelancing awaits her. But the much-desired freedom has a bitter sweet taste: single again after a long love affair, Alice fears losing her reference points. All except one: the charming and intractable Claudio Conforti, a.k.a. CC, a medical examiner of proven professionalism and renowned ruthlessness. When she gets her first consulting assignment for a magistrate, Alice rolls up her sleeves and brings out her best. At the center of the case is a 45-year-old woman, once a La Scala étoile and now the owner of a dance studio. She apparently passed away from natural causes. Still, Alice has her suspicions, and as much as she would like things, for once at least, to be simple, reality is always ready to disregard her. Because, thanks to her sensitivity and intuition, Alice begins to uncover disturbing secrets in the woman’s past related to the universe-as fascinating as it is ruthless and competitive-of classical ballet.

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Presses de la Cité/Place des éditeurs (French)

Carl’s Book/Random House (German)

Suma/Santillana (Spanish World Rights)

Evro-Giunti (Serbian)

Nishimura (Japanese)

Jaguar (Polish)

İlgi Kültür Sanat Yayınları (Turkish)