Set in Barcelona in the 1950’s, we follow our protagonist Daniel Sempere, now a young man, as he seeks to discover the mysterious death of his mother, which continues to taunt him. As he gets closer to finding the truth he becomes embroiled in a conspiracy more sinister than he could have imagined. The question is, what price will Daniel pay to reveal the secret history of his family?
Ruiz Zafón is a master storyteller, devising plots within subplots that weave together and trap you inside his world until the last page. A must read this year!