UK: 2012 by Templar
US: 2012 by Balzer + Bray
Book one of the ARCADIA Trilogy
When teenager Rosa Alcantara escapes her life in New York to visit her ancestral home in Sicily, she stumbles into a Mafia underworld of murder, corruption and bitter, age-old rivalries. Amid the sun-scorched scenery, she falls for Alessandro Carnevare, a handsome stranger who both fascinates and unsettles her. But their families are sworn enemies and her aunt and sister believe Alessandro is using Rosa to infi ltrate the Alcantara clan. When Rosa encounters strange beasts prowling the Sicilian hills, she soon realises that the Alcantaras and the Carnevares are not quite what they seem. Secret island hideouts, kidnappings and a history of bloodlust mean that Rosa doesn’t know who to trust. Torn between loyalty to her family and love for their sworn enemy, she must unravel the dark secrets of the past before untamed savagery is unleashed on the present.