I bought the book because I am an expat living in Siracusa and was curious about the description. Well, it is awful. This beautiful city deserved much better and the writer obviously has no idea of and interest in the millenial history of Siracusa. I can't belive she took various trips for research. Must have walked around blindfolded all the time.
And about the story itself: mediocre. A lot of stereotypes. Did not get involved with any of the characters.