Monsters from the past destroy the future…
A monster from the past reemerges in the present destroying the life of three young students and engaging in a fight against time with the promising Scotland Yard detective, Sonny D'Amato, in charge of solving the difficult case. The suffering of someone who as a child doesn't know about love but suffers only abuse can turn into the worst nightmare when it triggers that dangerous stress factor that makes anger push a person to cross the hellish threshold of no return. Thanks to the precious help of the coroner July Pence, the detective digs in the past in search of the logical thread that will allow him to solve the intricate enigma. He will most likely get the promotion that he feels he deserves, but without being able to rejoice. In fact, his soul will be hostage to the pain emanating from this sad inquiry that will make him lose sight of the difference between the victim and the executioner. Because, as Alexandr Solzhenitsyn wrote, "the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being". Set in London, Broken lives, the new thriller by Cesario Picca, sees once again the reporter from Salento Rosario Saru Santacroce looking for news to inform the readers about these crimes which are worrying a city already wracked by terrorist attacks.
About the Author
Cesario Picca (1972) born and bred in Salento (South Italy) thanks to his parents Francesco and Antonia, lives in Bologna. For 25 years he worked as a crime and judicial reporter, but now he devotes his time to his thrillers and his character Rosario Saru Santacroce.
He has already published (2005) the juridical essay Senza bavaglio - l'evoluzione del concetto di libertà di stampa (Ungagged - the developing concept of freedom of the press).
His love for thrillers blossomed in 2013 with Murder in the Tremiti Isles (She, the other and death…) in which the main character is a reporter from Salento, Rosario Saru Santacroce is involved in a femicide. But you can find Saru Santacroce in the thrillers Gioco mortale - delitto nel mondo della trasgressione (Because transgress also means dying…), Il dio danzante - delitto nel Salento (It is hard to deal with our own certainties…), Broken Lives (Monsters from the past destroy the future…), a psychological thriller set in London, dedicated to victims of abuse and inspired by Criminal Minds, L'intrigo - guanti puri e senza macchia, Il filo rosso - delitto sui colli.
In 2002 Picca was awarded the Piero Passetti prize for "Reporter of the year". He’s a speaker or moderator at numerous conferences and participates in many radio and television broadcasts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A psychological thriller set in London that does not allow time to breathe. This thriller faces a painful topic such as child abuse. A punch to the stomach with the strength of a well structured and very nice thriller. I recommend following the investigations by Scotland Yard detective Sonny D’Amato
I liked this sort of psychological thriller very much. The author is good at describing disasters of child abuse through this thriller set in London. We have the Scotland Yard detective Sonny D'Amato investigates to arrest a serial killer who breaks young students' life. A lot of suspense but also the right amount of sensuality that lead the reader to the unpredictable final showdown. Very interesting the role of the Italian reporter Saru Santacroce. I think Cesario Picca could be a surprise as a thriller writer. I recommend reading it.