Good evening book lovers!
It’s the final day of the blog hop for Mark Toscano’s debut novel, Accused and I am delighted to hand over to the author himself so that he can introduce the book to us in his own words . . .
Over to you Mark!
Accused is first of all a tale of two brothers. Then, it is of course a thriller, a Sicilian story and a way to get in touch with one of the most inspiring parts of Italy. But first, it is a tale of brotherhood. Roberto and Fabrizio Corsaro, the main characters of the novel, share not only the setting, but also the narration of the story.
Their two worlds cross dramatically when Fabrizio, a crime reporter, is accused of murder and Roberto, a lawyer, has to save him.
The story of the two brothers, their childhood memories and their scars from the past, is in some way the heart of the novel for me. Two brothers are often two completely different people. But behind their differences they can hide so many commonalities.
And I think it works like that for human beings in general.
Roberto and Fabrizio have lived in my head for a while and they have become kind of good friends to me and to thousands of readers in Italy.
I hope they also become familiar and friendly to their new English speaking readers.
Thank you for joining us tonight Mark, I can’t wait to read this one!
Want to know more? Here’s the blurb . . .
A crime reporter. A strange murder. An ex-convict with a dark secret…
Onofrio Palillo receives compensation many years after wrongful imprisonment for murder. Whilst trying to arrange an interview, Fabrizio Corsaro, a crime reporter, finds Palillo dead at his home.
Investigations reveal incriminating evidence, which lead detectives to arrest Fabrizio himself for the murder. It’s left to his brother Roberto, a criminal lawyer, to save Fabrizio from the nightmare into which his life has suddenly been plunged.
With the help of deputy police prefect Domenico Fisichella, Roberto delves into Palillo’s mysterious past. They discover an old secret that puts them on the trail of the most powerful man in Sicily, Giorgio Moncada.
A complex story, full of mystery and memorable characters.
About Mark Toscano . . .
Mark Toscano is a journalist and author. He has worked for the radio, television and agencies, and writes on politics for national newspapers in Italy.
You can keep up to date with all Mark’s news over at his Facebook page @MarkToscanoBooks and you can look back at the rest of the blog hop to see what else Mark had to say about Accused!
First up was Bookish Jottings who shares a brilliant Q & A with Mark
Then Sam over at Clues and Reviews shared her review and another guest post from Mark, where he shares some clues and reviews of book!
I’m sure that Mark will be a name to look out for in the future!
I’m glad my brother isn’t a lawyer, I might be tempted to carry out some of the murderous thoughts in my head! As it is he’s a manager for Tarmac so I suppose I could turn to him for a new driveway if I wanted . . . Have you got any family members with jobs that give you perks? Let me know in the comments below and have a super evening 🙂