By Tatiana de Rosnay
This attractive new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, writer of the acclaimed big apple instances bestseller Sarah's Key, plumbs the depths of advanced kinfolk relationships and the ability of a previous mystery to alter every thing within the present.It all begun with an easy seashore holiday, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood. Antoine Rey idea he had the proper shock for his sister M?lanie's birthday: a weekend by means of the ocean at Noirmoutier Island, the place the pair spent many chuffed early life summers taking part in at the beach. It have been too lengthy, Antoine concept, considering that they would again to the island--over thirty years, for the reason that their mom died and the family members vacation trips ceased. however the island's haunting good looks triggers very happy thoughts; it reminds M?lanie of whatever unforeseen and deeply aggravating approximately their final island summer. whilst, at the force domestic to Paris, she eventually summons the braveness to bare what she is familiar with to Antoine, her feelings triumph over her and she or he loses regulate of the car.Recovering from the twist of fate in a close-by clinic, M?lanie attempts to keep in mind what brought on her to crash. Antoine encounters an unforeseen best friend: attractive, streetwise Ang?le, a mortician who will educate him new meanings for the phrases lifestyles, love and death. without notice, despite the fact that, the previous comes swinging again at either siblings, careworn with a gloomy fact approximately their mom, Clarisse. Trapped within the wake of a surprising kinfolk mystery shrouded by way of taboo, Antoine needs to confront his previous and in addition his relationships along with his personal children. How good does he fairly recognize his mom, his youngsters, even himself? abruptly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will examine the reality approximately his relatives and himself the difficult approach. through turns exciting, seductive and harmful, with a lingering impression that's bittersweet and redeeming, A mystery saved is the tale of a contemporary relatives, the invisible ties that carry it jointly, and the impression it has all through life.
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He wanted to do something special for Melanie's birthday. He had been thinking about it since April. Not just another surprise birthday party with giggling friends hiding in the bathroom and laden with bottles of champagne. No, something different. Something she would remember. He needed to shift her out of the rut she was stuck in, her job that was eating up her life, her obsession with her age, and, above all, her not getting over Olivier. He had never liked Olivier. Stuck-up, pompous snob. He cooked superbly.
She had an orange bathing suit. A fuzzy material. And she used to chase us into the water. " "Yes, I do. We both learned the same summer. " "Bossy and husbandless, like she is now. " Melanie shook her head. "No. I don't think she sees Father much either, you know. I think they had a falling-out when Grand-pere died. Money matters, inheritance stuff. And she doesn't get on with Regine. She looks after Blanche a lot. " "She had a soft spot for me in the old days," said Antoine. "She was always buying me ice cream, taking me for long walks along the beach, holding me by the hand.
The empty bed. The lonely nights. " She said it savagely, almost menacingly. They ate and drank in silence for a moment. Then she went on. "He's far older than I am, in his sixties. " A wry smile. "His wife despises sex. She's the intellectual type, so he says. He sleeps around. He's a powerful businessman. Works in finance. He has a lot of money. " She showed him a heavy gold bracelet. "He's a sex addict. He throws himself on me and sucks me all over. Like a crazy vampire. " The thought of Melanie cavorting with a lecherous sexagenarian was definitely unappealing.
A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay