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On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. Out of 169 passengers, 168 are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a newborn baby.

But the identity of the child is unknown, and two families - one rich and affluent, and the other poor - step forward to claim her. So begins a private investigation that wil go on for the next 18 years....

The novel opens on the eve of the girl's 18th birthday. For years now Credule Grand-Duc has been trying to uncover the truth about the child's identity - is she Emilie or Lyse-Rose? And now it seems he has discovered a terrible secret. He plans to take his own life but not before he places his account of the investigation in the girl's hands. However someone else gets to him first....

©2012 Presses de la Cite, a department of Place des Editeurs (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Tim
  • Randwick, Australia
  • 02-02-17

Original Thriller but Ending Twist Guessable

I like this thriller. The French setting. The imperfect nature of each character. The multiple leads. But I guessed the ending very early on.

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Great read

A very good book enticing till the last page.
Keeps you to read on .
Loved it

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  • MIKE
  • 02-19-16

LOVED THE STORY DIDN'T ENJOY THE NARRATOR AT ALL

What would have made After the Crash better?

I REALLY ENJOYED THE THEME OF THIS STORY BUT COULDN'T CONTINUE
WITH THE BOOK BECAUSE THE NARRATOR REALLY IRRITATED ME.

AT TIMES I THOUGHT I WAS LISTENING TO ALLO ! ALLO !

I ONLY LISTENED TO A FEW CHAPTERS BEFORE ABANDONING THE BOOK.
I MAY HAVE TO BUY IT IN PAPERBACK.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Daniel Philpott?

I AM SURE DANIEL PHILLPOTT IS A THROUGHLY GOOD NARRATOR. HOWEVER, IN THIS INSTANCE I FOUND HIS VOICE VERY IRRITATING

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Miss
  • 08-01-15

Excellent

Great book, well written, interesting storyline. Highly reccomend. Twists and turns kept me wanting to read more and more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Britt Guha
  • 04-15-15

Worst of books

This is the worst kind of audiobook: I really didn't like it because of the totally unrealistic characters but had to finish because I wanted to know the end

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  • POS
  • 07-23-16

Great Book

Great listen. Enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to anyone who is into that sort of novel.

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  • Caz P.
  • 07-20-16

loved it! thriller!

Lots of twists. loved the characters. enjoyed the writing. will read again! highly recommended read!

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  • Abbie
  • 06-02-16

wow, just wow.

Best audio book yet. It lived up to my high expectations as a result of being described as "title of the year" and boy I was not disappointed. The only issue is, what can I listen to next that will even come close to being as good as this? I'm stumped.

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  • Victoria
  • 05-28-16

Great story

I really liked the characters, you could really get involved with them and feel their emotions.
The story was interesting never a dull moment

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  • Leigh Rees
  • 04-26-16

Terrific listen.

All I can say is that this book is fascinating with a topsy turvy story that gripped me from beginning to end. Other people have written about holes in the plot which I'm sure you can find if you perform a forensic dissection but just listen with an open mind and you'll enjoy this. Excellent.

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  • Nigel
  • 04-24-16

Well read novel

Good start but felt that it really didn't pick up. The narrator had a great voice which lifted the overall book.

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  • THORSLUND ANDREAS
  • 04-14-16

Utter trash but compulsive trash

Trash but a very easy listen. hate the fake French accents though. Good for car driving.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful