The Ancestor Summary
Danielle Trussoni

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The Ancestor Overview

In the Gothic thriller The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni, Alberta “Bert” Monte learns that nothing about her life is as she believed when she receives a letter from Italy informing her she is the last living heir to the Montebianco estate. As Bert begins exploring her inheritance, she discovers a disturbing secret the family has been hiding for generations. Themes in the novel include the monster in all of us, women’s roles, and the clashes among science, superstition, and religion.