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Jan 23, 2017dlh1 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I found this book on the shelf at a senior's home and decided to read it. I was thoroughly engrossed in it until the last chapter, when it ended before it tied up a lot of loose ends: We never found out why the main character's…
Aug 07, 2014telger rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A secret kept- should be kept a secret! its not as unforgettable and beautiful and vivid as Sarah's Key and the House by the same author.
Apr 20, 2013annphi rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I was a disappointed in this novel. There were too many anti climaxes and it became predictable. She explored some characters in depth..others a bit wanting. Sara's Key was a more engrossing novel.
Mar 11, 2013mytwin rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Just the best mystery novelwithdetails of old family secrets.Easy to follow this author thru Paris and France. Comments say Sarah's Key is better! I really enjoyed this one,so am looking forward to this next book of hers.
Apr 17, 2012dramaana rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Portrayed life in France's capital/provinces realistically and interestingly. Enjoyable.
Jan 11, 2012Eil_1 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I was very disappointed with this book. "Sarah's Key" was a fantastic read however and cannot be compared with it.
Dec 17, 2011erinroberts37 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
This novel is sadly disappointing compared to "Sarah's Key." I wouldn't recommend it. The book is a black hole of depression - with a series of most unfortunate negative events occurring. The main character isn't that engaging or likeable…
Nov 02, 2011
Insightful into how a man progresses through a middle age crisis and deals with issues from his past.
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Jul 04, 2011Infolass rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Easy to read. Set in France written in the first person of the make character, dealing with death and family relationships.
Jun 26, 2011sbellazoug rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
It's badly written but Tatiana de Rosney remains a great story teller and despite the style we still can enjoy the plot.
Apr 04, 2011ehbooklover rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The story of an upper class French family and its secrets. When a surprise birthday vacation triggers vague childhood memories, it sets off a chain of events that force the protagonist to reexamine all his relationships and choices. An…
Mar 09, 2011KristiD rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is the second book that I have read from this author and I find her writing style to be very good - easy flowing and captivating at the same time. I enjoyed the book overall but preferred "Sarah's Key" over this story.
Mar 02, 2011GerryAdams rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Family dynamics with some suspence Some awkwardness with plot and characters
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Feb 26, 2011McIndoo rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
A very disappointing novel! The author breaks the most important rule of narration – show, don’t tell! The dialogue is sparse and terribly contrived when it does make an appearance; the plot sounds more exciting than it really is, and the…
Jan 26, 2011
An engrossing book about life and death. Antoine and Melanie's mother died when they were children but what really happened back in 1974? A trip back to Noirmoutier where the family summered back in the 70's nudges loose some memories and…
Nov 29, 2010JMLBooks rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
Overaall disappointing read. Main character is not very likable. It's an easy and quick read with a somewhat predictable "secret" ending. I heard great reviews from DeRosnay's first book, but will wait to read now that I've read this…
Nov 24, 2010
this book is good to read if u read it u will enjoy it
Nov 23, 2010BookBear780 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This was a very good and easy read. It was hard to put down, however, I wouldn't say it was all that deep. In fact, it was fairly easy to predict what the outcome was throughout the book. I would say it was worth the read.
Nov 09, 2010redwallflower rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book, despite being very different from Sarah's Key. It's about an upper class French family and a secret that has been kept for 30 years. It's about finding yourself, unraveling a deep family secret, dealing with the…