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Island of Shadows Jane Godman
It is 1930 and there is a dark undercurrent to the glamor of the Venetian lagoon and its lavish masquerades. The Ombra are a vampire-like race, living in the shadows. Instead of feasting on blood, they survive by feeding on the souls of the dead. Having thrived for centuries, they are powerful, wealthy, and ruthlessly destroy those who stand in their way. Maggie Forbes has come to Venice to discover what happened to her husband, Martin, who disappeared on a research trip to the island of Poveglia, the most haunted place on earth. Soon after her arrival in Venice, Maggie makes the acquaintance of two very different men. Torn between friendship and lust, Maggie must unlock the secrets of Poveglia. But time is running out. The Ombra lord seeks a bride and the wedding day is looming.