The Night of the Moths by Riccardo Bruni

The Night of the Moths

Alice was a hopeful young graduate student when, on a beautiful August night, her body was found in the woods. She’ll always remember the night she was murdered. And she still suffers the grief and rage that destroyed her family.But what Alice regrets most is the last fight she had with her boyfriend, Enrico—and the fact that she never had the chance to tell him something that would have changed everything.A decade later, Enrico has returned ...

Details The Night of the Moths

TitleThe Night of the Moths
Release DateDec 1st, 2017
GenreThriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Fiction

Reviews The Night of the Moths

  • Dee Arr
    Normally I am able to find some redeeming qualities in a Kindle First book, though “The Night of the Moths was a challenge. Here’s why:THE PLOT was not bad, probably one of the stronger elements in the book. I could find justification for most of the actions by the lead characters, even the big stretch at the end when the “reveal” takes place. Where the book fell apart was in the execution, the pieces that helped everything to make sense....
  • S©aP
    Bruni è ragazzo intelligente e arguto. Ha confezionato un prodotto valido per i tempi che corrono (oserei dire senza alcun intento artistico). Ottimo intreccio. Trama valida. Una sapiente sceneggiatura, repentini cambi di scena e di prospettiva (scuola di scrittura?). Un finale sorprendente e inatteso, ma anche scontato, secondo una certa idea della società, che traspare senza essere enunciata. Il tutto è condito con ingredienti alla moda: rap...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Review to follow.
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  • Claudia
    Il successo di Riccardo Bruni è la lampante dimostrazione che, se si possiede del talento, è possibile diventare un professionista partendo dall’auto pubblicazione. Certo essere un giornalista gli è stato d’aiuto, se non altro perché, bene o male, bisogna saper scrivere. Lo stile giornalistico, sintetico e immediato, potrà non piacerà a tutti, ma personalmente lo trovo coinvolgente, perché non si perde nella ricerca di effetti speciali...
  • Lynda Kelly
    I selected this for my Kindle First choice for November.....I was torn between this one and another and selected this since it had more pages in the end. However, I really struggled through it. It was all a bit deep and wordy for my liking. Many I saw compare it to Twin Peaks and I hated that with a passion !! So I clearly made the wrong selection.I stuck with it till the end but I didn't enjoy it much at all. I was pretty shocked by Alice, she w...
  • Tracey
    Yes it was a murder mystery but it was fun. Great characters and although you can pretty much figure out what happened early in the story the twists keep you turning pages.
  • Lorraine McLaughlin
    I rarely close a book unless it has been read to the last page; this one proved the exception. Dull, Dark, Murky in style and format. I couldn't care about characters in the tale; they had less substance than the moths. So, sorry for those who loved the book. I did not.
  • Carolyn
    Wasn't bad I like the ideas around the story but at times it was hard to know which persons point of view it was told from. It could have been a lot better , the characters were not very developed I wasn't attached to any of them.
  • Eleonora
    Libro ben scritto, finale purtroppo scontato nel suo "non voler essere scontato". Gli avrei dato 4 stelle se non fosse stato per questo e per i capitoli scritti dal POV di Alice, che personalmente trovo facciano un po' troppo "amabili resti".
  • Rita Monticelli
    Un buon romanzo, non altrettanto buona l’edizioneNon mi capita spesso di leggere thriller italiani e ho deciso di cimentarmi nella lettura di questo libro di Riccardo Bruni proprio perché pubblicato da Amazon Publishing. Ero curiosa di capire che quale fosse la loro linea editoriale in Italia.Come immaginavo, mi sono ritrovata con un romanzo che, nonostante presenti numerose caratteristiche che richiamano alla memoria la realtà italiana, non ...
  • Simone Wallnöfer
    davvero bello, un giallo - o noir, è forse più preciso - tutt'altro che banale. Leggerò sicuramente altro di questo autore
  • Saji Connor
    La storia che ci racconta Riccardo Bruni, è ambientata in una piccola località di Mare, in Toscana, dove l'estate vede affollarsi tanti vacanzieri, mentre l'inverno scorre lento per la vita dei pochi residenti. Annoiati, sognano una vita che non gli stia così stretta, e chi in un modo, chi in un altro, prova ad evadere, a fuggire dalla triste prospettiva di una noiosa vita di provincia. Alice vive in questo paesino, ed è fidanzata da diversi ...
  • Nyx
    2.5 out of 5A decent story idea drowned in fluff and melodrama. If you enjoy soap opera subplots, you will love this book. Certain moments are rushed when, by all rights, they should be explored. Then you find yourself flicking through pages of a mother telling her daughter not to swear.The characters are believable. Some are even likeable. Yet the author employs clumsy techniques to portray them. Then, as if concerned that the reader won't know ...
  • Pamela Scott
    https://thebookloversboudoir.wordpres...This is my first time reading the author.I enjoyed The Night of the Moths. The book is a good thriller with elements of mystery and suspense.I liked the mystery elements and how the book moves between the present and Anna’s murder ten years before, gradually revealing the truth about what happened to her. This creates a lot of suspense.There are some chapters narrated by Anna, presumably by her ghost. Thi...
  • Tony
    A nice, quick read for your monthly Kindle First selection. The murder mystery and small town setting are reminiscent of Twin Peaks (and the show is referenced several times throughout), but those looking for horror with a more supernatural flavor will probably be a bit disappointed. The translation is excellent, and, unlike some other reviewers, I didn't find the shifting point of view to be overly jarring or disorienting. Though the chapters ar...
  • Heather
    There are portions of the story that are narrated by dead Alice. I think I liked those the most just because she has an interesting stream-of-consciousness style and ruminates on things in a way that could be slow but ends up holding my interest. Unfortunately the point of view and tense (present-day mystery versus past events) shifts get a bit confusing.The characters help to make up for the confusion. In particular I love a security guard who...
  • Julia Gulley
    This story skipped around a little to start with but once I figured out the author's style I was all in. The plot took a few twists, there wasn't a lot of in depth coverage of the murder investigtion surrounding Alice but I don't really think that hurt the story. I think the gist of the story was in how Alice's murder aftected and altered so many lives and the consequences that resulted from afterwards. I felt emotions and for me that takes prece...
  • Neeraja Sankaran
    I liked this book a lot--didn't love it unreservedly though. The mystery itself was good, and though I figured some aspects of the mystery out, I hadn't figured it all out until the reveal. That's a big plus. The notion of rebuilding a case through text messages was neat.. I found some of the brutality a bit much but still, nothing worse than Elizabeth George, whose fixation on gruesome things happening to children I abhor. I would have upped the...
  • Janelle Samara
    Loved itI don't often read translated books, but this one sucked me in right away. I love the use of tense and perspective to tell the story. Some parts are first person, present tense, and some are third and past. It was artfully done and I really dug it. It was also enthralling. I couldn't put it down. I had to know who the killer was. And I never guessed right up until it was revealed. Great twists and an interesting story. I'd recommend it to...
  • Diane
    I wouldn't say it's a strong 3 /5 but better than a 2. In any event, despite finding several of the characters a bit one-dimentional, I enjoyed the story and the twist well enough. I think the comparison to Twin Peaks is a bit generous as I didn't make that connection while reading the story. One other thing to note is that I struggled often with who was speaking and would have to re-read portions for clarity - I'm not sure if that was due to the...
  • Katie Link
    InterestingI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.Every time I assumed I had the ending figured out, I totally got thrown into a new whirlwind of mystery. Poor Enricho had to go a long time to finally relive the last moment of his then girlfriends life and understand how her death was so complex. It definitely made me want to finish it.Sterotypical family above all else theme, but it ended so well and pleasantly that I thi...
  • Janet K King
    Not my cup of teaMystery part was intriguing. I wasn't able to guess the ending, Narrative jumped around so much I found it confusing. I sometimes had to backtrack to figure out which character was the current one. Might be clearer if read a second time, but I'm not inclined to do that. Allot of foul language, which may be realistic, but I still find it offensive and annoying.
  • Jackie
    I chose this book in the 'kindle first' section of amazon for the month of Nov. As it was a complimentary offer. It was SO good. I didn't have any trouble jumping back and forth between characters and past and present as I have in other books. It flowed really well. I kind of guessed 3/4 of the way through who the killer was and I was right! :-D hehe I love that. I highly recommend this book. It was a good read.
  • Glenda O'neill
    Average but has a nice twist I believe this book is a translation of the original. The story loses a bit of substance due to this. It seems to be missing something. But I did read it to the finish even though you I didn’t have much empathy for the characters. Seemed like an Americanized version of an Italian story
  • Ami
    This is an interesting mystery for the most part but it has quite a bit of what I call filler. Filler is totally unrelated and unnecessary descriptions and dialogues. The last few chapters really saved the book from 2 stars. Action picked up and the 'answers to everything' completely surprised me for a really good ending.
  • Sandra Hernandez
    InterestingI don't know if I like this book or not. Its a quick reads and the plot is interesting basically alice is murdered 10 years ago so their is a back and forth of present day and past solving Alice murder. Idk how enrico gets a good ending other than solving the murder. I had high hopes for this book but In the end I feel it was nothing special
  • Daria
    I'm not sure if some of the failings are related to translation, weak prose or a combination of the two. The first half of the book is mired in clumsy language, structure and ridiculously long passages of pointless dialogue written as script. The stream of consciousness passages were shallow and did not enhance the story.
  • Valerie Sanders
    Lyrical and compellingAs whodunits go, this one is not especially complicated - the solution isn’t glaringly obvious, but it’s not obscure either. The attraction of this book lies in its quirky structure and frequent POV-switches, and its musicality and melodic lilt. The Night of the Moths is a thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing read.
  • Karen Lynn
    The Gentle Murder StoryIt took me a while to engage with this book, maybe because of the author's writing style. He built the story with silk threads. Gently, the story unfolded using my favorite vehicle: mystery. The author doled out nuggets of information. So I pieced together characters, and plot lines as the story progressed. I also enjoyed the Italian setting.