On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. 168 out of 169 passengers are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a three-month-old baby girl. Two families, one rich, the other poor, step forward to claim her, sparking an investigation that will last for almost two decades. Is she Lyse-Rose or Emilie?
Eighteen years later, having failed to discover the truth, private detective Crédule Grand-Duc plans to take his own life, but not before placing an account of his investigation in the girl’s hands. But, as he sits at his desk about to pull the trigger, he uncovers a secret that changes everything – then is killed before he can breathe a word of it to anyone . . .
Thank you to Rebecca at Orion books for seninding me a me a copy to review .This was voted as Waterstones thriller of the month so I was very excited to start .
I really enjoyed this book and was filled with intrigue and mystery .
This is a slow burner but not in a dull way ,it grows with suspense and action as you read more .
I must say I did work out one of the begging questions as to the identity of the baby that survived the crash.
At times I did get lost as to whether I was reading the narrative or the journal .
This is a different type of book for me and not one I would have chosen myself and that’s the great thing with being a book blogger is the opportunity to be experimental.
Towards the end I found it got more addictive as I needed to know answers !
There is a mix of characters in this book who all make it that bit more interesting .
A clever well written book and I will definitely be interested in reading more from this author .