In 1997 a six-year-old boy questioned by authorities relayed disturbing stories of abuse. The more he talked, the more people were implicated in his shocking revelations. And he was only the first child to come forward.
Within a year, in two towns of the Bassa region of Italy, fifteen more children with similar tales were taken from their families and transferred to protected locations. Their parents were accused of belonging to a sect of satanic pedophiles who performed nighttime rituals in cemeteries under the guidance of a well-known local priest, Don Giorgio Govoni. With each child’s confession, the network of monsters they described grew and involved fathers, mothers, brothers, uncles, and acquaintances.
Except there were no adult witnesses and only circumstantial evidence. No one ever saw or heard anything. What was really happening in the Bassa Modenese? Italian investigative journalist Pablo Trincia returned to the scene of the crimes to find the answer. And now, this story will be told for the first time in English, translated by the talented Elettra Pauletto, in Pablo Trincia’s ALL THE LIES THEY DID NOT TELL: The True Story of Satanic Panic in an Italian Community, available on August 1, 2022 from Amazon Crossing.
Together with his colleague Alessia Rafanelli, Trincia spent three years examining court records, interviewing experts and people involved, and visiting the places where the events took place. And the truth he uncovered is as terrifying as the lies.
Join us August 1 – August 19 for the virtual book tour on behalf of ALL THE LIES THEY DID NOT TELL as we share features, book giveaways, spotlights and reviews:
August 1 – Lilacs and Literature
August 2 – She Reads With Cats
August 6 – The Bookish Alix
August 7 – The Caffeinated Reader
August 9 – The Page Ladies
August 12 – Library of Bookish
August 14 – Sue The Bookie
August 15 – Tina May Reads
August 16 – Happiest When Reading
August 17 – We Break For Books