Four fantastic novels:
An ancient place, decadent, almost abandoned. Now inhabited by bums and homeless people. All young, dopey looking, wandering without purpose. They vegetate more than living without being able to get away from there. Death awaits them out of the bounds. This is what a journalist finds by chance. It could be the scoop that he waited so long, but it soon will become a nightmare he can no longer escape. There is something inhuman in those beings, though they seem harmless. The darkness has brought them, and it will come back for them very soon. That is the real threat. Thunders out of nowhere announcing its arrival. It was lightning without rain. Then all that black, with no way to escape. It’s coming, and it’s getting closer and closer.
Doors of Silence
Silence can be terrible, Maria knows it well. It can hide any danger. It can push you to kill. She can not get rid of it, even now that she has been released. She found a new job, she could lead a normal life, but silence is her obsession. Like the doors, which can conceal horror. The doors surround that cursed silence. In the new house there are many, for how many there are open there are still others. It is an immense palace, once it was called the House of Music, but now the silence has taken possession of it. She knows it could happen again, turn her into a killer again. Only Livia could help her, but she is old and tired, now near the end. Yet she knows her secret, knows what silence is and how it might stop. She knows how to save her.
There are those who want to die, but can’t. This is the case of Monica, who moved to the Emerald. There are those who would like to live and manage to, such as Chata, who prefers her miserable existence to nothing. There are those who would just like the pain to end, one way or the other, such as Edoardo. Then there are those who ask for the truth, such as Nicola. To discover why whoever ever lived at the Emerald cannot die anymore. Fleeing is useless, there is no escape. It might seem like a gift, but it’s a curse. It doesn’t treat old age, it doesn’t even cure illnesses, it just prevents from finding peace. Those once elegant palaces now seem abandoned, but who lives there? Four unlikely allies – a secretary, a prostitute, a pensioner and an ex-convict – decide to discover it.
When she was young, Patrizia made a mistake, and mistakes are always paid. In a moment of weakness she confided with her best friends, revealing her secret. Many years have passed since then: she was married; she divorced; she had a son, but now the time has come. She has to remedy that error at all costs, because they are going there, on the island. Her friends she didn't see for a long time, with which she has no more relationship. They still remember, they need what the island can give them. A gift that is actually the worst curse which can exist. She has to arrive in time before they do something irreparable, because in that damned island no one has to live anymore, but above all - and this is imperative - no one has to die anymore.