As of the third quarter, Havana Lost made the best-seller list at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore!
As of March, 2014, Havana Lost is a Foreword Magazine Finalist for Best Thriller of the Year – 2013
A thriller set largely in Cuba…
On the eve of the Cuban Revolution, headstrong 18-year-old Francesca Pacelli flees from her ruthless Mafia-boss father in Havana to the arms of her lover, a rebel fighting with Fidel Castro. Her father, desperate to send her to safety in the US, resorts to torture and blackmail as he searches the island for her.
So begins the first part of a spellbinding saga that spans three generations of the same family. Decades later the Pacelli family is lured back to Cuba by the promise of untold riches. But pursuing those riches brings danger as well as opportunity, and ultimately, Francesca must confront the lethal consequences of her choices. From the troubled streets of Havana to the mean streets of Chicago, HAVANA LOST reveals the true cost of chasing power instead of love.
HAVANA LOST is award-winning author Libby Fischer Hellmann’s tenth novel and third thriller that explores how strife and revolution affect the human spirit. HAVANA LOST is a testament to Hellmann’s gift for authentic historical detail as well as her talent for writing compulsively readable thriller.
HAVANA LOST is now available in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound. The ebook is available through Amazon. And the audible version is available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.Read an Excerpt