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‘The Villa’ By Rachel Hawkins

Emily, a cozy novel writer, and Chess, a self-help goddess, used to be inseparable, but life happened, and the two dear friends grew apart. Now, as Emily struggles with a gut-wrenching divorce and the accompanying writer’s block, Chess suggests a chance to reconnect and refresh: a summer in an Italian villa.

This is not just any Italian villa, though. Villa Aestas (once Villa Rosato) is infamous for a murder that took place there in 1974 when rockstar Noel Gordon invites up-and-coming musician Pierce Sheldon and his girlfriend Mari, as well as Mari’s half-sister Lara, to join him for a summer...


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