(PRWEB) July 23, 2010
Virginia's life had come to a dramatic fork in the road. She had spent the past 10 years married to Dr. Godfrey Gilmore, a periodontist, and a man who seemed to prefer the reading of the morning newspaper and the viewing of his patients' dental structure more than he did the company of his loving spouse. There were no children in the marriage between Virginia and Dr. Godfrey Gilmore – there wasn't much love, either, and there was most assuredly no passion, no fun and absolutely no spontaneity.
What, precisely, is a woman to do under such awkward circumstance? How does she find a way to avoid losing herself in a sterile, barren relationship? How does she get her life back? That's where her older sister Sylvia, the sibling with the artistic flair, comes into the picture – she's just invited Virginia to spend some relaxing, rejuvenating time in Positano on Italy's gorgeous Amalfi coast.
A summer in Italy? Well, why not? But in all that sunshine, some sinister forces are lurking. And what had once promised to be an endless summer of sheer delight quickly turns into something dark, mysterious – and very frightening. Was it the wolves that killed and mutilated the body found in a cave – or was it something else? And back home in Toronto, what is going on with Dr. Godfrey Gilmore? He may not be quite as stodgy and passionless as Virginia has been led to believe. He may have a side to him that Virginia has never seen.
This is the setting that lays the groundwork for The Wolves of Positano, the latest novel from the marvelously creative, prolific pen of Canadian author Charlotte Fielden. This is Fielden's fifth novel – she's written nine books in total – and it is one of her most memorable. The plotline is complex and bracing, the cast of characters superbly defined – and Fielden pushes the story ahead in a masterly, suspenseful fashion. Every page, every chapter has something to rivet the imagination as the author deftly weaves a web of mystery that turns a summer vacation in sun-dappled Italy into a sinister holiday from hell.
Fielden's many fans will find The Wolves of Positano right up their alley – the perfect mystery for the perfect summer weekend at the cottage or the patio.
Charlotte Fielden is a Toronto-based writer. She is an award-winning poet and author, and has developed and adapted her work for the stage, TV, radio and film. Her short stories and noted poetry have been included in a number of anthologies and literary reviews and have been published in her collections – A Thin Place and Fragrance of Thyme. Her four previously published novels are Palatine Hill, and the acclaimed Weil trilogy of Crying As She Ran, Messages Like Memories and An Age Without a Name. Her engaging published play Saving Angel is having its world premier September 3, 2010 in Bancroft, Ontario. Fielden is a founding member of The Writers' Union of Canada and the Playwrights' Guild of Canada. Additional biographical information on the author can be found at http://www.cfmbooks.com
The Wolves of Positano
By Charlotte Fielden
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