Juan Manuel DE PRADA

Lucía en la noche

Espasa Calpe, 2019 | Lucía in the Dark


«His books are the mirror on which every aspiring writer should take a look.» Inés Martín Rodrigo, ABC

«A thriller and a love story bursting with passion and mystery, that Prada strengthens with his usual command of language and a remarcable poetic power (…) Cleverly plotted and full of surprises, the novel grabs the reader from page one.» Juan Madrid, La Razón

«An excellent novel that offers his trademarks: happily weaves complex plots with a wild flow, an inclination for stories fertile in betrayals, ambiguities and obscure interests; peripheral characters…» J.A. Juristo, ABC Cultural

«Narrated by a powerful first-person narrator (…) The language is exquisite.» Ascensión Rivas, El Cultural

«Through a series of very mysterious events, he reflects upon the healing and exhilarating power of love.» Paula Carroto, Letras Libres

«An undeniable contemporary thriller and yet, with plenty of classic elements.» Qué Leer



Love and grief, suspicion and absence, death and resurrection, messages that seem to come from the world of dreams or beyond – nothing in this book is what it seems. There are two sides to every story.

Alejandro Ballesteros is a writer whose waning inspiration and general decline have led him to give up on himself and the world around him. One drunken night, he meets Lucía and starts to feel life is worth living again. But who is Lucía - this awkward, surly girl who seems to know everything about him? And why is she so reluctant to trust him? What is it that lurks in her past? Lucía’s disappearance marks the beginning of a desperate search, punctuated by startling revelations from a shadowy world. Alejandro will have to dig deep in order to find answers he might have preferred not to know. His is a journey to the heart of fear and into places where only angels pass freely.