First, meet twin brothers Franco and Roberto who are working to make their way in the world, but with somewhat different standards. Then you have Gaetano, the attorney who really wanted to be a priest, that is trying to find out who is kidnapping the children from their community. We also meet young Dante who has been kidnapped and is being held in a madhouse. Then, there is Mafalda who has longed for a child for so many years and now that she has one, no one is going to come between them. And one of my favorite characters, Alfredo, a Jewish cheesemaker, who is hiding his religion to keep himself safe in Sicily.
Loyalty is fast paced and keeps you turning pages to see how each characters story will develop. I loved everything about this book and found it so original. Lisa Scottoline is an amazing author and I was so happy to read another historical fiction book from her.
This would make an amazing book club pick and I can't wait to check out some of the extras she has on her website (videos, etc.) to learn more about the locations in the book. Definitely a 5 star read for me.
I received this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.