My husband picked this book out for me. Usually we don't read the same books, except a few classics, however this book was surprising on many levels. The characters are easy to love and you will be rooting for many of them, even if they aren't all on the same team. This is a youth book, but all ages will enjoy it. I will include a little blurb from the front cover for your enjoyment:
This suspenseful tale begins in a detective's office in Venice, as the entirely unpleasant Hartliebs request Victor Getz's services to search for two boys, Prosper and Bo, the sons of Esther Hartlieb's recently deceased sister. Twelve-year-old Prosper and 5-year-old Bo ran away when their aunt decided she wanted to adopt Bo, but not his brother. Refusing to split up, they escaped to Venice, a city their mother had always described reverently, in great detail.
Hope you like it!