A secret kept - Tatiana De Rosnay
I finished this bookgroup book this afternoon while sitting by the fire after a stint in the garden. I thought it was an enjoyable light read that fulfilled my need to be absent in mind from my surroundigs. Set in Paris and other bits of France, I got 'Google Earthing' to check out some of the locations. I think it is a good sign when you do this. I also had a croissant for breakfast as well so I was in the zone. The author penned 'Sarah's Key' so I knew what I was getting into. I read a review which totally slammed it but I don't care, I enjoyed it for all its flaws. So, the main character is called Antoin. He is divorced, unhappy and hates his job. Helping his sister celebrate her 40th birthday in a favourite childhood holiday spot, he unwittingly opens up the wound of losing his mother as a child. Along with his teenage kids issues, his ex-wife issues, a car accident and long hidden family secrets we are treated to a Parisian tour. I liked how it ended, I liked the writing, the story and the characters. A nice weekend read.