I loved the book. This story is about a violin and a piece of music and a lot of very greedy people. 1733 and present day Venice are presented in the form of a wonderful mystery
The intertwining stories and the bit of history were great. I have been to Venice and the descriptions brought all the memories back. I never, until I set the book down and had time to think, saw the twist. WOW!!!. When one never sees the twist coming that is one great mystery.
One nitpick would be the author's use of italics. Sometimes the past was written in italics and sometimes it wasn't.It would have nice to be a bit more consistent