Anthony Award nominee Cara Black has garnered international acclaim for the authentic characterization and tantalizing suspense of her Aimée Leduc series. In this third entry—set in 1994 Paris—Aimée fears that a 1960s Communist gang is on the loose—and her long-lost mother just may be one of them.
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“A thoroughly engrossing story that’s never less than compelling.” (Publishers Weekly)
I like this series because it's set in Paris and because it keeps getting better with each new installment. Aimee is almost obsessed about finding out what happened to her mother in this book and that helps to flesh out her character. Of course, she takes her usually wrong turns before finally solving the mystery, but that's as much her signature as the couture thrift store fashions she wears.
Fans of this series should enjoy this book and this reading.
The story is good enough w ample twist and unpredictable plot. I suspect 70s hippies would relate to the theme and timeframe of this story but by less than 2hrs left I could no longer ignore the nasal unpleasant voice of the reader and deleted the book.
Also, one doesn't "fall in love" w the protagonist in the sense of rooting for her or wanting her to win; I just didn't care about her or her woes--the writer's failure to have us depose her enemies or even sympathize with her.
I love Cara Black's mystery books because I feel as if I'm right there in Paris. She includes such descriptive details about the city which she obviously loves that she could have a second career as a tour guide. She always includes some history as well. Her mysteries always keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. So you can travel, learn and be entertained all at once.
Aimee Le Duc is the best
Again I think I'd pick Aimee. But the reader adds a different facet to the books. I had read several Cara Black books before I listened to any. So when I started with an Audible version I was thrilled. Because the reader is bilingual - or at least has a great accent in French - the books take on a totally different feel. She makes all the characters very real.
Where is my mother the terrorist?
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