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The Ancestor

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"A lushly written, dream-like modern gothic with as many dark turns and twists as the Montebianco family tree has branches. Welcome to the family." – Paul Tremblay, bestselling author of Survivor Song

After a DNA test reveals that Alberta "Bert" Monte is the sole heir of a wealthy noble family in the Italian Alps, she leaves New York to visit the family estate: Montebianco Castle, a centuries-old compound isolated in the mountains. What appeared to be a fairy tale inheritance, however, soon turns into a nightmare as Bert begins to uncover the dark legacy of her family: the truth about the abandoned village at the base of the castle; the whispers of stolen children; and the rumors of a legendary monster in the mountains. As Bert unravels the truth, she learns that her true inheritance lies not in a noble title or ancestral treasures, but in her very genes, and now she must choose between preserving a secret centuries in the keeping or abandoning it forever.

"Vivid and uncanny...makes the most of Trussoni's signature blend of science, myth, and mystery." —Deborah Harkness, bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

"Inventive and entertaining." — People

"A Gothic Extravaganza." —Kirkus


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Publisher: Custom House

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  • Release date: April 7, 2020

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  • ISBN: 9780062912794
  • Release date: April 7, 2020

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  • ISBN: 9780062912794
  • File size: 3073 KB
  • Release date: April 7, 2020

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"A lushly written, dream-like modern gothic with as many dark turns and twists as the Montebianco family tree has branches. Welcome to the family." – Paul Tremblay, bestselling author of Survivor Song

After a DNA test reveals that Alberta "Bert" Monte is the sole heir of a wealthy noble family in the Italian Alps, she leaves New York to visit the family estate: Montebianco Castle, a centuries-old compound isolated in the mountains. What appeared to be a fairy tale inheritance, however, soon turns into a nightmare as Bert begins to uncover the dark legacy of her family: the truth about the abandoned village at the base of the castle; the whispers of stolen children; and the rumors of a legendary monster in the mountains. As Bert unravels the truth, she learns that her true inheritance lies not in a noble title or ancestral treasures, but in her very genes, and now she must choose between preserving a secret centuries in the keeping or abandoning it forever.

"Vivid and uncanny...makes the most of Trussoni's signature blend of science, myth, and mystery." —Deborah Harkness, bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

"Inventive and entertaining." — People

"A Gothic Extravaganza." —Kirkus


Expand title description text