The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni **5 Star Review**


The Ancestor

by Danielle Trussoni

Coming April 7, 2020

From the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of the Angelology series comes a bewitching gothic novel of suspense that plunges readers into a world of dark family secrets, the mysteries of human genetics, and the burden of family inheritance.

It feels like a fairy tale when Alberta ”Bert” Monte receives a letter addressed to “Countess Alberta Montebianco” at her Hudson Valley, New York, home that claims she’s inherited a noble title, money, and a castle in Italy. While Bert is more than a little skeptical, the mystery of her aristocratic family’s past, and the chance to escape her stressful life for a luxury holiday in Italy, is too good to pass up.

At first, her inheritance seems like a dream come true: a champagne-drenched trip on a private jet to Turin, Italy; lawyers with lists of artwork and jewels bequeathed to Bert; a helicopter ride to an ancestral castle nestled in the Italian Alps below Mont Blanc; a portrait gallery of ancestors Bert never knew existed; and a cellar of expensive vintage wine for Bert to drink.

But her ancestry has a dark side, and Bert soon learns that her family history is particularly complicated. As Bert begins to unravel the Montebianco secrets, she begins to realize her true inheritance lies not in a legacy of ancestral treasures, but in her very genes.

My Review:

When I won this book on Goodreads I was so very excited to read it and I can honestly say that it did not disappoint.  The writing is beautiful, the storyline is original, and the goosebumps it gave me were so very real as if I was there in the story with the characters.  It definitely keeps you enthralled to the very end.  I loved every moment of it.  I highly recommend The Ancestor.



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Danielle Trussoni is a New York Times and Internationally bestselling novelist, with books translated into over thirty languages.

Trussoni wrote the supernatural adventure novels ANGELOLOGY (2010) and ANGELOPOLIS (2013), which have been described as “Breathtakingly Imaginative” by People Magazine and a “stellar…thrill ride” by USA Today.

Her forthcoming novel, THE ANCESTOR explores the legacy of our ancestry, and the dark places our ancestors can lead us. It will be published in early 2020.

The Angelology series is set to continue.

She is living in New York City and the Hudson River Valley.

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