Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan

Paris by the Book

Liam Callanan

At once haunting and charming, Paris by the Book follows one woman's journey as her story is being rewritten, exploring the power of family and the magic that hides within the pages of a book.

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A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris


Once a week, I chase men who are not my husband. . . .

When eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes, he leaves behind his wife, Leah, their daughters, and, hidden in an unexpected spot, plane tickets to Paris.

Hoping to uncover clues--and her husband--Leah sets off for France with her girls. Upon their arrival, she discovers an unfinished manuscript, one Robert had been writing without her knowledge . . . and that he had set in Paris. The Eady girls follow the path of the manuscript to a small, floundering English-language bookstore whose weary proprietor is eager to sell. Leah finds herself accepting the offer on the spot.

As the family settles into their new Parisian life, they trace the literary paths of some beloved Parisian classics, including Madeline and The Red Balloon, hoping more clues arise. But a series of startling discoveries forces Leah to consider that she may not be ready for what solving this mystery might do to her family--and the Paris she thought she knew.

Charming, haunting, and triumphant, Paris by the Book follows one woman's journey as she writes her own story, exploring the power of family and the magic that hides within the pages of a book.


Advance Galley Reviews

Took a good while to not really get anywhere by the end. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either.

Paris by the Book is a five star read! I absolutely loved it. My favorite part was the little clues Leah kept finding after her husband had disappeared. Were they really from Robert, or was it wishful thinking. The reader is kept guessing and trying to decipher the clues themselves. A modern day Sherlock Holmes novel.

I usually love books about books and books about Paris but this one did not grab me. I found the main character annoying and the none of the other characters made up for it. The book starts out good with her stalking Parisian men after dropping off her kids at school but then she becomes a pity party. The Red Balloon and Madeleine tie-ins were cute I didn't feel that they gave more to the book instead they were just an obsession for her.

I really loved this story, Paris by the a Book. Following the characters from the love of a book as a child (The Red Balloon) through the personal evolution to adulthood and the choices the characters make when their reality of life falls short of the dream. With part of the setting being Paris, the most romantic place in the world and the artist/writer Mecca it is known to be, this book was a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Leah dreams of a Paris created in her favorite children's book, The Red Balloon. She meets her husband, Robert, while stealing a copy of this book from the store. They marry and have two daughters. Leah works as a scriptwriter while dreaming of becoming a filmmaker. Robert follows his dreams of being a writer, taking "writeaways" where he disappears for days. Then the day comes that he leaves and doesn't return. Months later, Leah finds a clue--a note left in a cereal box, that makes her believe he's alive and she'll find him in Paris. Following this clue leads Leah and her daughters to adventure and a new life in the city she loves.

A lovely book of twisty prose, this book about the fallout after a father disappears will have you not only wanting to hop a plane to Paris but read The Red Balloon(as well as all the others mentioned. This isn't a book for those who want to get right to the story, however. This is told in a rambling old time storyteller way, where each phrase and antidote is meant to be mulled and savored.

Paris by the Book is a lovely book within a book, set primarily in Paris where the ideal and the real constantly collide. A poignant meditation on what happens when we realize that we aren't the people we always wanted to be: do we vanish or learn to create a life? Although it drags a bit in the middle, the book is well worth the read, particularly for those who love Paris and yearn for its magic.

I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I must say this is the most unique love story I have ever read! This novel is so full of twists it constantly keeps you guessing!

I enjoyed this book. While I found it to be a little slow at times, for the most part I think the pacing really worked for the story. I thought the characters were well developed, especially the daughters, and loved seeing a different side to Paris than is typically portrayed. For the sake of not spoiling some key plot points I will just say that I didn’t particularly agree with some of the choices the characters made, and found them to be rather upsetting, but otherwise I am glad I read it.

Although this book was slow to start I enjoyed it. The characters were worth getting to know. The story, told with flashbacks throughout, was believable and contemporary. If you are a gallophile this would be a most enjoyable read for you.

This book is between a 2 and a 3 but more a 2. Supposedly this is a story of Leah and her two daughters going off to Paris to try and hunt down her missing husband. I'll be honest: not much hunting was done. It seemed Leah's game plan was to hang around in one spot and mope and see if Robert would magically show up. The word that comes to mind is "stagnant." Leah goes over and over past events trying to dissect them. They chose Paris for a couple reasons, one of which I will not disclose, including it being the home of two favorite authors of Leah and Robert: Bemelman, who wrote the Madeline series, and Lamorisse, who wrote a book about a boy and a balloon. Way too much time is spent discussing their works, their lives, etc, when other than getting them to Paris they play no part in the story line. Leah never seems to move forward in her life despite the support and opportunities. It wasn't depressing but pretty close to it.

An interesting stories with many twists and turns. I thought there was a lot of character development in Paris By The Book....a little too much. And the whole plot twist in the end made me angry, both because of its almost being expected but also the decisions made by the characters were mind-blowing. An interesting situation for anyone, if anything, it definitely sparked some feelings in me about the decisions you make in the name of "family." I was pleased to have been chosen to read the advanced copy of the book from FirstToRead, but I would probably not have purchased it outright.

The premise of this book, an American family running a bookstore in Paris, sounded so promising. The book turned out to be a disappointment for me. The protagonist, Leah, is in limbo not knowing if her husband is alive or not, but she does very little to find out the answer. At one point, she wishes her husband was back because being a single parent is hard, not because she misses his company or hopes that he is OK. The author didn't bring Paris alive for me, and the frequent references to The Red Balloon were distracting. The pace of the story is very slow and it probably could have been 75-100 pages shorter.

I really appreciate the opportunity of having a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved the premise of this story but it fell a little short for me. The pacing was off and this influenced my overall assessment of the book. My rating - 3 out of 5 stars

Thank you First To Read for giving me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan. I was really excited to read this book, however, it ended up disappointing me. I did make it through the book but I felt the characters could have been developed more. It was a slow moving book with not much happening. Sorry I couldn’t give it a better review but just wasn’t an exciting book.

I had to leave this one unfinished. I didn't find the characters sympathetic or appealing and there just wasn't enough there to keep me reading.

I had high hopes for this book. When given the chance to read an early edition, through First to Read, I was ecstatic. It drew me in with enchantment and mystery, only to let me down. To quote another reviewers words it's a "frustrating tale of drippy characters wasting their time in Paris". Well said, my fellow bibliophile, well said! This book unfortunately, will be sent on it's way, having not even been finished. I can appreciate why some may enjoy this tale. It is, after all, set in Paris. Paris is always a good idea.... except with the characters in this book. I could never find the depth and connection needed to invest in any of the characters, especially Leah, the main protagonist. I wanted to connect with her. I wanted to understand the relationship between her and Robert, but it just wasn't possible. Farewell, Paris. Until we meet again.

I love Paris and it was interesting to be immersed in the area and to experience the locations as Leah, her daughters, and the other characters did. I wanted to love the story, but felt that is was trying to build into some plot point, but just never got there. It was extremely repetitive and kept talking about the loss and Leah never put on her big girl panties to help her daughters get through the loss. I liked the ending and there was quite a bit that I did like throughout, but not enough to recommend this book.

Mostly, this is a very slow novel about a woman and her daughters trying to make a life in Paris after their husband and father disappeared. Leah runs a bookstore in Paris, and I somewhat expected more books in the story, but the books are limited to many references to Madeline and The Red Balloon. In depth references to their authors (/the filmmaker for the Red Balloon), which were somewhat interesting, but there wasn't as much literature as I expected. And very little mystery. It's true that the husband is missing, but it's his absence that dominates the story, not really his character, and his character is, well, sadly lacking as well. I found it overlong and not written well enough to maintain my interest for much of the story. But every once in a while, a few breathtaking paragraphs would go by and I would feel happy and melancholy at the same time, wishing more of the story had that intensity. It would have benefited from being shorter and more intense, I'm guessing. In the end, I was left with a meh feeling. The ending was satisfying, but the middle not so much. I got a copy to review from First to Read.

I expected this book to be sad, but not quite so overwhelmingly so. It's about a woman and her two daughters. Her husband has left her--or possibly died, but as time goes on, it seems more and more clear that he chose to abandon them. Chasing some scattered clues, they go to Paris, and buy a bookstore, and search and search... And it's sad. They're lost, and not sure what there is to find. It affects all three of them deeply, and piles tragedy upon loss. I couldn't understand the husband, Robert, or find any empathy for him at all. He asks for it, excuses himself in dozens of shorter escapes he made before, in his writer's retreats, but I don't buy it. The end is open, and strange. It's a bit hard to see how they would let things go so unresolved, though life isn't always clear... there were options for clarity and closure erased. I love books about books and bookstores, but this one let me down.

I was so bummed this book was a flop.  I so wanted to like it! It was slow and boring and the writing style was strange.  The main character was so flat that I just didn't care if she found her husband or not.  The only good thing about the book was the parts of the story that took place in Paris and the descriptions of the city and its sights.

Losing, searching, finding: these themes twine together in [Paris By the Book] as Leah and her daughter, Ellie and Daphne, move from Milwaukee to Paris to look for their missing husband and father, Robert. At the beginning, they share a belief that they are following clues he has left for them. But as they settle into life without him in Paris as bookshop owners, Leah discovers that the girls are still actively looking for him even as she begins to learn to live without him as the first anniversary of his disappearance looms. The novel takes advantage of coincidence that seems to border on magical, a concern addressed in the early page of the book. Robert, an author, uses coincidence in his writing while Leah suggests "it was barely plausible in his novels for kids and wholly out of place in his adult work." Yet, even at that moment, on their last day in Paris, coincidence drives the story, perhaps part of the magic of Paris? Because Paris is more than simply a setting for the story; it plays an essential role as it was home to Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of Madeline, and Albert Lamorisse, creator of The Red Balloon. Both Ellie and Daphne absorbed the love of these works from Leah and Robert and their Paris experiences are shaped by that love and technical knowledge. And, it is the setting of Robert's next book, although Leah does not know that until after she has begun her new life. Beyond the fantasy and "vertigo" of Paris, as Leah calls it, this is the story of a family, one that, as Leah is reminded at one point, had memories and dreams. Robert takes to the role of father in creative and supportive ways...when he is home. But his more frequent absences for "writeaways" have begun to fray the edges of the marriage and even the fabric of the family itself. And at its core, this is Leah's story. She is an honest narrator, willing to share her contradictions and failures, one who, as her therapist points out, uses humor to deal with life. Her fierce love for and pride in her daughters as they deal with their loss and their new found lives is a recurring theme, and no matter what happens with Robert, we know the three of them will be okay. They have allowed tragedy to transform them rather than defeat them.

I read the first 100 pages of this book, but had issues with the pacing. I was drawn to Leah and Robert's relationship (especially how they first got together) but I found this book to be a bit boring overall. It's an interesting concept, although a bit unbelievable. However, this book just wasn't for me. I think the book would've been better if there hadn't been such back and forth with different timelines. I didn't find it as interesting reading about her first dew months in Paris or how much she wanted to go there.

Paris by the Book is the story of a woman who has lost her husband--or at least that's what everyone is saying, though she and her two daughters are not convinced. They go halfway around the world to Paris, work at a bookstore, and yet still feel that Robert is nearby, though they have no evidence to corroborate that. This is a book you have to have patience with. No matter how much you love the sense of mystery, no matter how much you may love to read books about Paris, the narrator can get annoying. She loves to tell stories, though she spends too much time explaining rather than just getting to the story. She backtracks to explain things, she heads forward and then back again. It all adds to the confusion that she feels, of course. It also goes a little meta by putting a novel within a novel, and some readers just don't like that. The book also relies a lot on two things: the Madeline series of books and the movie The Red Balloon. If you are not familiar with either of these, you lose a bit of the overall correlation between these works and how they impact the story. Overall, though, if you like a slow burning mystery without a huge twist (there is one, but you do see it coming), you'll enjoy this book.

This one was a little weird for me. It bounces back and forth between the present, where a woman and her daughters are living in Paris, and the past, before the husband of the family disappeared. This would have been fine if it were divided into clear sections or chapters, but the memories were interwoven with discussions of what was happening in the present, similar to unwanted flashbacks. The pacing overall was also very slow and the writing was melancholy. I understand that may have been the intent, but I thought a book about books and Paris would be a little more... Upbeat by the end? I'm not sure. Still, although it was slow and sad, the writing was really well done and you definitely felt everything that Leah was going through.

The plot of this book was intriguing and if the book had been 100 pages or so less, I think I would have enjoyed it more. The pace was just too slow for my personal liking. 2.5 / 5

A really serious book about a husband with mental illness, the wife who searches for him after he goes missing, and a city of love turned into a maze of grief. When her writer husband Robert first disappears for a few days, Leah doesn't worry. Then when he doesn't come back, Leah knows this time it's different. The only clue is an unfinished manuscript and a promise they made in the early days of their marriage to get to Paris. Which is exactly where Leah uproots her life and her two daughters' as well to search for meaning behind Robert's disappearance. Is he alive in Paris? Is this a sign? Or is everyone else's theory that Robert is dead true? I think when I first started this book I expected something a little more romantic (we are talking about Paris after all) similar to "The Little French Bistro" by Nina George, but instead this book is a heavy examination of marriage and the effects in can have when you have a partner who suffers from mental illness. The grief is all too real with Leah and her two daughters who have to deal with unanswered questions over a man they maybe knew nothing about. As Leah tries to restart her life by taking over a bookshop in Paris and reluctantly dating, the shadow of her husband still hovers nearby as all three keep seeing him everywhere and nowhere at all. The ending, well, I'll let the reader decide but I'll warn you now it's not a very happy book but it is realistic in its portrayal of a woman who has spent her life looking for this man she married and instead finds herself. There are a lot of mentions in the book to a film called "The Red Balloon" that may catch some readers unfamiliar with the film or its history off guard. Pacing can be slow and certainly it's not a world you want to stay in most of the time, but Callanan writes intricate sentences and does a very good job of writing from a female perspective.

This book was okay. I think there was a bit too much narration for me versus actual dialog between the characters - too many fragmented sentences, too many commas. The ending left me a bit bereft wondering what happened long term. I did appreciate the many references places to Paris and the romanticism of relocating there. I enjoyed the relationship between Leah and Eleanor too. Not a waste of time but not life changing either.

I have been reading other First Readers' reviews, and am surprised that my reaction to the book was so different than so many others... I found the pacing to work for this novel - it is slower to build than many family dramas, but I felt that contributed to the feeling that Leah's life was floundering as she and her girls tried to come to terms with their disappeared father. I found Leah frustrating - Robert WAY more so (I have sympathy for him, particularly as his story unfolds, but cannot bring myself to see him as anything other than painfully selfish) - but in a way that felt genuine and believable. I cannot imagine finding myself in her situation (or her life, pre-disappearance, frankly) but felt like she was presented as someone desperately trying to hold everything together despite the world's insistence that doing so was not, ultimately, a process that was entirely within her control. My run-away favorites in the book were her daughters - I enjoyed watching them develop as people and characters. I also thought the supporting cast (George and the twins and Madame especially) was generally quite strong. Declan and Eleanor occasionally got on my nerves, perhaps (I suspect) because they felt too earnestly, clearly single-minded and focused - I rather liked the more rambling personal style of the Parisians... I also enjoyed the bookstore and Paris as characters in and of themselves. The story unfolds in an origami-like fashion, and I thought that using narrative and manuscript and organization of the bookstore (and city) references helped that feel somehow more coherent for me. (I know, that sounds odd - but it's true nevertheless.) It was a bit of a rambling narrative, but I quite enjoyed it as such and will definitely be on the lookout for more from Liam Callanan. His style may meander more than some readers enjoy, but I for one found it to be as pleasurable as a meander through the city itself...

I wasn't able to get into this book at all. When I requested a copy, I was intrigued since it was set in France, but I didn't have any other expectations going in. The story started off extremely slow and at times it was hard to follow, so I ended up skimming many of the pages. I eventually stopped reading because I just didn't find the plot to be my cup of tea.

The title PARIS BY THE BOOK immediately caught my attention and I set in immediately to read it. The plot sounded fascinating: An eccentric author disappears and his wife and daughters move to Paris to find him based on a clue and a half written manuscript and obtain a failing bookstore there. Once I started reading, the novel began to drag for me, despite the prologue that held so much promise for an absorbing story. To my disappointment, the story was slow for over half the book and I found myself becoming disinterested in the novel but still wanted to find the answer to the mystery which is why I continued. Maybe it is because i read two cozy mysteries in a row before this book and those are fast and easy reads so the slower pace of PARIS BY THE BOOK was hard to get into for me. The writing was OK but maybe contained too much details in one long sentence and I lost track of some of the story. . I especially liked the characters of the daughters but really had a hard time getting a handle on Leah, the wife and their mother. The book is worth reading, just be aware it is not a quick read. The book is also a love letter to Paris itself and I liked that. Thank you First To Read for giving me the chance to read PARIS BY THE BOOK in exchange for my honest review.

Paris by the Book By Liam Callanan this novel is full of mysterious circumstances that pull the reader into this families lives as they seek the truth. I do not want to ruin the novel for the next reader. If you love mystery consider this novel.

This is a hard book to review without giving spoilers. So, I will say how I felt after reading this book: Extremely angry about some of the characters actions. I don't like to read books that make me angry, and have a really hard time believing some of the choices made by Leah and her husband Robert. I didn't find the ending believable at all. The first 2/3 of the book was a lot more enjoyable.

The basic plotline of a disappearing father and the family's desperate moves to find him is gripping enough, add the fact that it's set in a Parisian bookshop and I was bound to enjoy it. However, solid character development and strong plot beats can't make up for the fact that the story moves at a glacial pace. I sometimes felt like I'd been reading for 100 pages when only 10 had been consumed, and it wasn't because it was super interesting or many things had happened, it was just one of those moments when lack of activity stretches reality. I was reading, but not much was happening on the page. I can't figure out how such a compelling story about grief, motherhood, and finding your way could possibly move so slowly while maintaining my interest, but Leah pulled me in from the very first sentence. There's is almost nothing in common between us, but I connected with the character and wanted to see where her journey led. And this is Callanan's strength - he breathes life into his characters in such a way that even some very serious pacing problems aren't enough to deter this reader. I enjoyed his characters enough that I will fully recommend this book to anyone who has the patience to bear the time-warping slowness of its development.

It was difficult to get into at first and even after finishing it, I'm still trying to absorb everything that happened. It's a very heavy book (as in the subject matter) and it's written in a way that, if you allow it, it sinks into your soul and stays with you long after you've stopped reading. I liked that I got the chance to read it and the story itself paid off, even with the awkward scene changes. It was difficult to tell whether you were in the past or present though. Overall, I enjoyed the chance to read it.

Paris by the Book Liam Callanan MY RATING ?????????? PUBLISHER Dutton PUBLISHED April 3, 2018 A touching story of a family consumed by a mysterious disappearance that launches them on a literary journey in the City of Light. SUMMARY They met outside a bookstore in Wisconsin! Leah, a former film student, whose favorite film was The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse and Robert, a struggling author, loved the Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelmans. The two continued to debate about which was better, even after they got married and had children of their own, two little girls. Both works are set in Paris, and Leah and Robert’s ultimate dream was to go to Paris, but there was never enough money. And then one day Robert went out for a run and totally disappeared. No one could find any trace of him, or knew whether he was dead or alive. Leah and the girls, Daphne, 14, and Ellie, 12, were devastated, confused and inconsolable. They don’t want to believe that he is dead, but they also can’t believe he would leave them for good. Perhaps it was time to go to Paris, maybe Robert was there. There are clues pointed in that direction, particularly a half finished manuscript about a family in Paris. Once they are there, it’s not long before they are living above and running a failing bookstore...and believe they are seeing Robert everywhere. REVIEW Paris by the Book is the story of a woman whose life has been usurped by her husband’s disappearance. Leah’s character is well developed and you can easily understand her struggle of not knowing if he is dead or alive. The mystery of Robert’s disappearance most definitively propels the narrative. Parts of the story are brilliant and fun, while a few parts are confusing and slow. Leah’s thoughts frequently are wandering here and there, pondering the past, struggling with the present and worried about the future. But who can blame her, given the situation. Book People and Paris lovers should appreciate this story. Not being familiar with The Red Balloon film, the book motivated me to watch it one afternoon. Very interesting! Liam Callanan is an American author and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, his other novels include Cloud Atlas and All Saints. Thanks to Penguin for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The description of this book had me very excited, but I was disappointed. It was hard to get into and at times hard to follow. I wasn't always able to tell if we were in the past or present. The book did pick up towards the end, but it left me asking a lot of questions. There were references to Robert and mental health issues that seemed to come out of nowhere. The book was alright, but I wanted more from it.

Thank you to First To Read and Penguin Books for the opportunity to read the galley of Paris By The Book. I adored Madeline as a girl and all over again as I read it to my young children. I never liked The Red Balloon, but it was one of my husband's favorite books so the children were familiar with both. Paris By The Book is quirky, strange, angst-provoking, thoughtful, and a wonderful histoy lesson. I learned so much about Bemelmans and Lamorisse, both as writers and people. It is a story in a story with a story. It suffers from repetitive story telling. It suffers from awkward segues. It suffers from being too long. But where it does not suffer is in being true to Leah, Robert, Daphne and Ellie. I wish that the out loud laughter I found in one chapter could have been repeated. I wish that Eleanor played a smaller and less distasteful role. But as Leah and her daughters acclimiate to Paris, endure strange and often frightening events, I was cheering them on. Paris is not an easy city for an American to take up residence. Yet, they keep at it and I admire that. It has the kind of ending I love: not perfect, but satisfying. I don't think I will visit Paris by the road this book has taken, but I can't want to get there.

I so loved this book. The Madeleine references, a book my own daughter adored. The Red Balloon references, a book I’ll have to find and reread, a movie Ill have to watch again. It took me back to a Paris, a city that’s enchanting and overwhelming at the same time. I found myself both wanting Robert to be dead and then alive and I rode the emotional roller coaster with Leah. So many book references. An excellent book

Paris by the Book is a combination of mystery and the idea of starting over again, as well as a tribute to the City of Light itself. The city features prominently as Leah and her daughters decide to create a new life there in the wake of their old one, one in which Leah's husband and the girls' father has left them. Robert has disappeared with only few clues as to why, and Leah tries to piece together the reasons for his absence from their existence.

The first half of this book was pretty slow and I found it somewhat difficult to get through, but the pace gradually picked up and I wanted to find out what happened to Robert. While parts of the book were certainly charming (particularly the sites of Paris), it seemed to be a bit lacking in emotional depth. Daphne and Ellie showed little emotion even though their father was missing. Perhaps that was the result of not having a close relationship with him to begin with. Even though Leah was not overly happy in the marriage, she seemed somewhat emotionless about finding him or determining if he was dead or alive. Relocating her family following Robert's disappearance made it appear that she was simply moving on.

The book at a slow start, but what kept me engaged was needing to know what happened to Robert. The book picked up for me at the halfway mark and it felt much quicker to go through than the first half: maybe this is because, in the beginning, I did not really know Leah yet and was still trying to figure her out. To me, its a story about a grief journey and how it is different for everyone. The tone is rather sad, and not one of those books you pick up to brighten your mood. But, its a read that makes you think "what would you do in this position." You are also on the same journey with Leah and her daughters and you find that you silently fight for them. The concept was unique and I was not left disappointed when I finished. The ending suited the story. I would rate this book a 3 out of 5. I liked it, but its one that you have to be in a certain mood to read.

This book held promise at the outset: The narrator follows men who look like her husband, who has disappeared. Leah has moved to Paris with her two daughters to simultaneously leave behind their life in Milwaukee and chase after her husband. I should have given up on this book 50 pages in, but I hung in till 250 purely because I wanted to know what happened to her husband, but I found myself skimming and ultimately decided I didn't care enough to finish.

Could not get into this. More my problem than the book, it was quite intense.

Paris by the Book Liam Callanan This is a compelling story of loss, grief, suspense and healing. Of a family falling apart and putting itself back together. This is not a cozy feel-good read, it pulls you in and makes you a part of the story; part of the heartbreak and misery; welcoming the companionship and sense of family. I received this from Penguin's First to Read Program in exchange for an honest review.

I don't really know what to make of this book. I'm not sure what I expected going into this, but this story was certainly more intense than I thought it would be. This book is beautifully-written, captivating, and mysterious. It sucks you in, and I read it pretty much in one sitting. It's a strange story, but definitely an interesting one as well. You won't want to stop reading until the mystery is solved. If you find the description even a little bit intriguing, I would recommend checking this one out.

Wonderfully absorbing read. Mystery, romance, totally enthralling. Loved this book.

 


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