“We all have a
secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine.”
fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in
Barcelona, no one knows his whereabouts for seven days and seven nights.
story begins when he meets the strange Marina while he’s exploring an old
quarter of the city. She leads Oscar to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre
ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly ten o’clock in
the morning, a woman shrouded in a black velvet cloak descends from her
carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave.
Oscar and Marina decide to follow her, they begin a journey that transports
them to a forgotten postwar Barcelona—a world of aristocrats and actresses,
inventors and tycoons—and reveals a dark secret that lies waiting in the
mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.
Ruiz Zafón’s haunting Marina has long been a cult classic in Spain and
is now an international bestseller. Download and start listening now!