The last ferry

Domingo Villar

NOVEL NOIR. SIRUELA, 2019. 712 PAGES

DOMINGO VILLAR RETURNS WITH THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED CRIME NOVEL OF RECENT YEARS

Doctor Andrade’s daughter lives in a blue house where gentle waves lap up against the shore in marked contrast to the uproar on the other side. There, fishing boats are dragged across the sand, sailors splash busily in the water and commuters to the city wait at the dock for the ferry that crosses the Vigo river every half hour. 

One autumn morning, while the Galician coast is recovering from a storm, Inspector Caldas is visited by a worried man: his daughter has disappeared. She didn’t come to a family meal on the weekend or give her class in ceramics at the School of Art and Crafts the following Monday.

Although nothing in the home or routine of Mónica Andrade appears to have changed, Leo Caldas will soon find that in life, as on the sea, devastating currents can lurk under the calmest waters. 

Review El País 2019

Review El Periódico 2019

Inerview Página Dos, Rtve

“An obsessively polished mechanism in which the crime story merges with personal histories to grow into a portrait of a fast-disappearing, tranquil world of timeless crafts.”

EL PAÍS

 

“Right from the first few pages, the reader knows they’re back home. Villar’s rhythm and tone are supremely familiar and the melancholy that emanates from each word has become a veritable calling card.”  

EL PERIÓDICO

 

“700 pages of perfectly polished mystery.” 

ABC CULTURAL

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish SIRUELA | Catalan GRUP 62 | Galician GALAXIA | Italy PONTE ALLE GRAZIE

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