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The Paris Secret

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  88 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Less than twenty-four hours after fleeing to Paris, Maya Sinclair is the prime suspect in a brutal murder—and targeted by the real killer. When she's viciously attacked in the gardens of Versailles, Maya barely escapes with her life thanks to sexy French journalist Simon Girard.

Simon has been investigating the mysterious death of his brother, an art forger with ties to the
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Published November 1st 2011 by Worldwide Mystery (first published 2010)
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Maya Sinclair and her boyfriend Ben may be done but that does not mean that Maya is going to let the Paris trip they had planned to go together on go to waste. Besides Maya deserves the trip after putting up with Ben for a year only to have him go back to his ex-wife.

When Maya arrives at the hotel, there is a mix up. The hotel is booked and it seems that Dr. Juliet Rice was supposedly mistaken for Dr. Julius Price. Maya offers to share her room for the night as the hotel promised that another r
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

This fast-paced read had everything: murder, secret societies, government corruption, and of course, a nice dose of steamy romance.

As far as I know (and someone please feel free to correct me if I am mistaken), this is a standalone novel. However, it read as though it were the debut of a series. I admit, I am sincerely hoping there are future books planned to expand on this one, because there were quite a few loose end
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Maya is on a solo trip to Paris to mend her broken heart. But within the first few days she is accused of murdering someone, and is then violently attacked by the real killer. She is saved by a French journalist who was investigating the woman Maya is accused of killing. Together they must find the object the murderer is looking for, while surviving at the same time. Will they be able to do all this, and clear Maya's name?

This is The Da Vinci Code with a twist. Action packed mysteries, murders,
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Originally reviewed by Romancing the Darkside:

A top notch murder mystery that keeps you on the edge of danger!

After a brutal breakup with her long time boyfriend, Maya Sinclair decides to go solo on a trip to Paris, orginally planned for two. Her relaxing getaway soon turns into a nightmare when the woman she's sharing her hotel room with is murdered and she becomes the prime suspect. Soon after, Maya is followed and assaulted by the real murderer, barely
Cristina Buzoianu
This is originally posted on my blog

I read this book as a debt I had to Deea *lol*. Can you imagine this? I suggested her a series and she read is immediately, so I owed her one (as a matter of fact I owe her five, because the series had that many books).
In the beginning I wasn’t very excited, but after reading the first two chapters I realized I missed reading a story like this. It reminded me of The DaVinci Code which I read back in 2006 and of those awe
Feb 02, 2015 Ash added it
couldn't finish this book
Shirin Dubbin
The Paris Secret unfolds with the visual impact of a French action film. The history is fascinating, the characters engaging, and the journey thrilling.
Loved it! Review coming soon....
When I first read the summary of the book, I knew it would be good. For someone like me who really enjoys murder mysteries, it's hard not to enjoy a book about murder, sex, betrayal, ancient artifacts, secret societies and everlasting life.

I really dug into this book with a smile on my face, and I thought the french titles on the chapters was a nice touch with quite a creative flair. I liked Maya a lot and thought she was pretty brave to go on a trip to Paris all by herself. I certainly wouldn't
My Thoughts: The Paris Secret is the new Da Vinci Code infused with a bit of romance and featuring a female protagonist. Maya is the American girl next door, after a bad breakup she flies off to Paris to get herself together and mend her broken heart with a trip to the City of Love. Instead of romantic candlelit boat cruising on the Seine, after she discovers the body of her murdered hotel roommate she not only becomes the main suspect in the police investigation but the real killer is also chas ...more
Splash Of Our Worlds *Yiota*
A change from the Young Adult books with a murder mystery in Paris.

Angela Henry takes a very well know myth, the philosopher's stone, and mix it with our history with a result a really captivated story of murders and romance in Paris.
When i started reading the book i felt like i was watching a movie. Following a girl which picked Paris for vacations, how she filled for what she was seeing for first time and lastly being accused of murder. I have to say that i loved how i was trying to guess from
Lisa K
The Paris Secret is a true romantic thriller: love, passion and people who want to kill you. Yep. That’s it. This is a book that I’ve had a hard time reviewing. I enjoyed reading it, I liked the idea and how it was expressed, I even liked the characters and the setting but at the end of the book I just felt like, “Oh, well that was nice.” So I’m going to say that, for me, it’s not really a book that inspires pages of gushing words.

Let’s start with the good. The Paris Secret was a solid read and
Kate L
What started out as a "my fiance cheated on/dumped me and now I'm off to find myself in an exotic city" chiclit turned seamlessly into an Indiana Jones/DaVinci Code hybrid with just a pinch of the movie "Sister Act" tossed in. Odd combo, yes, but it works. A lot of stuff is thrown at you in this book, but it is all introduced in a way that you aren't lost at all. It is easy to follow and very exciting. I am really really good at predicting twist endings, and I didn't totally predict how this boo ...more
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I'm ashamed to say how long I've had this waiting for me to read in my kindle since I've downloaded it from netgalley. Let's just say it waited there much too long, because once I started reading this I couldn't stop. I normally have trouble with Romantic Suspense novels, but not this one. I mean what's not to love about Paris, a mysterious secret society and murder?

I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a romantic suspense novel so much! There are just so many things that drew me into this bo
Tishia (Paranormal Opinion)
Wow, this book was not like other books that I'm used to reading. This was mostly a murder mystery, with a hint of passion/romance. The heroine in this story is Maya, a smart and courageous woman who takes a trip to Paris by herself after finding out her boyfriend cheated on her. Her luck goes from bad to worse when she is framed for murder. Even worse than that - the real murderer is trying to kill her.

This is one of those books that makes you grateful for your normal, boring life. I couldn't i
Is there a better way to get over a broken heart than to run off to the most romantic city in the world? For Maya Sinclair there doesn't seem to be. Thinking the least she deserves is a nice vaca away from her ex, especially since it's on his dime, Maya decides her solo trip to Paris is just what she needs to move on.

She never expects to get tangled up in a web of secrets so thick she can hardly keep from going under as the pile of dead bodies around her threaten to bury her too. Luckily, Maya h
I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. There were some great things about this book but ultimately the issues I had with it seemed to overshadow the whole of the story for me.

Let's talk about the good parts:

Paris! Ok i have never been there but I feel like I was right there with Maya and Simon. It is obvious the author has been to Paris. This amount of detail with the streets, the food, the hotels the small bits of trivia is all presented with an ease and a flow that even the arm-c
Deea (Andreea)
4.5 stars review posted initially on my blog:
The Paris Secret was a fantastic book that I devoured in just a few hours. The writing style was very beautiful and compelling, so I was sucked into the story from the very first pages and I loved it more and more with every turn of the page. This is definitely an unputdownable book!

After being dumped by her boyfriend, Maya flies to Paris to get over the painful break up (yes, you read that right: our main character goes in the City of Love all alone,
Reviewed at: Library of Lights

Date reviewed: 28th Feb 2011

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Like Paris, The City of Love? Like romance? Like a bit of mystery? Like adventure? Then The Paris Secrets by Angela Henry is definitely for you. This book is a romantic thriller that will surely take your breath away. Well, at least it did took my breath away.

I enjoyed reading The Paris Secrets by Angela Henry. It made me wish that I’m in the City of Love myself. The book and storyline is well do
Mystery meets romance with a nod to the paranormal in this page turning treasure hunt. You will experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Paris while the main characters lie, steal, run from the police and search for religious relics in a race against the clock.

Follow Maya as she tries to clear her name after taking a solo trip to Paris and within hours of her arrival is accused of murder. She quickly has to go on a treasure hunt through this unknown city and learn more about Sister Louise-Ma
This story was not top-notch. I think Angela Henry tried too hard to make this story glamorous and cute. It does have good world-building. The heroine is pretty. Her dynamic-orphan story is a bit interesting, but Henry makes the mistake of trying to do everything all at once. The poor orphan, the paranormal, the intimacy, the murder mystery.... it's all crammed in there. Maybe the book could've been longer, made into a series or split up into different stories and then she could've focused on on ...more
Paris, romance, and murder are an intoxicating mix.

Setting: Paris - I want to go. The book was like a tour of Paris, the food, the sights, the atmosphere.

Mystery: There was a lot going on- murders, the missing crucifix, a secret society. Henry did a good job holding it all together, keeping the suspense going. There definitely weren't any slow spots.

Romance: Maya and Simon are both recovering from broken hearts, but they're a well-matched couple. He's passionate, grumpy at times, dedicated. She'
2-1/2 starts. While reading this book, it held my interest - good characters, good storyline, good level of intensity, etc. - but three weeks later, it didn't really stay with me.
This book came in my November Eharlequin suspense collection and I was so glad it did. The book is a mix of romance, Da Vinci Code, and Indian Jones.

I loved the non-stop suspense of this book. Maya goes to Paris after being dumped by her boyfriend. Just barely getting the feel of Paris, she becomes the prime suspect in a murder. Next she is attacked in the famous gardens of Versailles but is rescued by a French journalist name Simon. From this point on the story is a weave of intrigue and suspe
Jenee Rager
What a fun book! Similar in some ways to The DaVinci Code, with a little bit of romance thrown in, I found this book easy to read, and hard to put down. The action never stopped and kept you guessing about what would happen next. Since I know very little French, or truly very much about French History I also learned a lot while reading the book. I am very glad I won this book on goodreads and look forward to reading more by Angela Henry. If her other books are as good she may very easily become ...more
Surprisingly good! I only say surprisingly because I haven't read a book written in first person in a long time and I enjoyed The Paris Secret immensely.

The historical mystery ramps up this suspense and the rapid attraction between Maya and Simon was true and well done.

There were so many twists and turns in this story that I believe you will make you want to go to Paris on the next flight out..! I know, I do.
Carolyn E
Feb 06, 2012 Carolyn E rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
I enjoyed this book. It was full of non-stop action and the ending had an interesting twist. (I often wonder how authors come up with these things since I have no imagination whatsoever. Never in a million years would I be able to come up with such stories.) But I love them. It's wonderful that authors are able to imagine and create such stories for people like me to read and enjoy.
I won this book through Goodreads First Reads and was pleasantly surprised. If you like the DaVinci Code then you'll enjoy this. Just be aware that there is some strong language and sex in the book. I wasn't expecting that but it wasn't too bad.

Overall, a good read!
Ramya Ashok
A good read. Fast paced and very intruguing. Loved the Paris location and the mention of some of the places I have been to made it all the more interesting.
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Angela Henry is the author of THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, TANGLED ROOTS, DIVA'S LAST CURTAIN CALL, and SCHOOLED IN LIES featuring teacher and reluctant sleuth Kendra Clayton as well as her first romantic suspense THE PARIS SECRET coming fall 2010 from Carina Press. She is also the founder of the award-winning MystNoir website, which promotes African-American mystery writers and characters, and is a memb ...more
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