Publisher: Le French Book
Format: Advanced e-copy from the publisher through netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review
Pages: 211 pages
This book was released on August 11, 2015
(56)Review: If you have a day to yourself you could probably breeze through this book. It was intriguing and moved at a slightly slower pace than many American mysteries but still kept you interested. I liked that it slowly unraveled Marion's fathers life, and wound down different corners of intrigue. By the end I thought the mystery of the statues was revealed but an epilogue left you with more to ponder.
Very well researched and detailed the book brings you into the world of high priced art and the collectors who buy it. What lengths are people willing to go to, in order to achieve their prize and what happens when winning isn't enough. In the end you are left wondering about some of the characters. What will happen to them after all they went through, was all the death and deceit worth it to Marion in the end? She may think so now but will it turn out to really be that way in the end? Does money bring happiness or does it bring its own perils. Did she burn too many bridges along the way? I believe this is the start to a new series so it will be interesting to see where the author goes with it.
My biggest criticism of the book was near the end when it seemed that the Detective who didn't seem to know too much all of a sudden had more answers than anyone else. We never really learn how all of a sudden he not only caught up with what was happening but how he jumped ahead of the game and new everyone's role in it. Maybe we learn more about that as this series moves on but that was my disappointment with this book.