Not every door should be opened....
With stunning locations, The Paris Secret is an intense and gripping tale from best-selling author Karen Swan.
Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with dust and secrets: full of priceless artworks hidden away for decades. High-flying fine art agent Flora from London, more comfortable with the tension of a million-pound auction than a cosy candlelit dinner for two, is called in to assess these suddenly discovered treasures. As an expert in her field, she must trace the history of each painting and discover who has concealed them for so long.
Thrown in amongst the glamorous Vermeil family as they move between Paris and Antibes, Flora begins to discover that things aren't all that they seem, while back at home her own family is recoiling from a seismic shock. The terse and brooding Xavier Vermeil seems intent on forcing Flora out of his family's affairs - but just what is he hiding?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
It had drama, intrigue, romance all intertwined in the story
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Narrator is great at reading this story. Does the French accents well.
Nice gentle plot line for easy listen. Interesting to learn a bit more about art and the role it played it WW2. Typical romance included. Female character strong and intelligent.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
An intensely emotional book. The story is soul-stirring, and at times heart-breaking. Wonderfully written with perfect passages capturing the essence of Paris and the French Riviera, and narrated beautifully with fantastique French accents.
first couple of chapters are a bit detailed and slow but don't give up, it becomes a mesmerising read
Good story and well narrated. I felt the "love interest"'part of the story slightly distracted overall from the mystery of the plot - and padded out the story too much. But it was overall enjoyable and encouraged me to research some of the historical themes raised in the book.
A little cheesey but nice narration. interesting characters and easy to follow. A relaxing read.