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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,652 ratings  ·  244 reviews
The US debut of France's #1 bestselling novelist, a thriller about a glamorous girl that goes missing in the South of France

A prestigious campus frozen in the snow
Three friends linked by a tragic secret
One girl taken by the night


The Côte d'Azur - Winter 1992
One freezing night, as her campus is paralyzed by a snowstorm, 19-year-old Vinca Rockwell, the most beautiful and g
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company (first published April 24th 2018)
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MarjorieBrd
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
god, Musso always does this to me.
Every single time, you start reading one of his books and you're like "yeah, not bad" and them bAM, there, here is 7 plot twists in a row for you, enjoy.

"Le mâle blanc dominant, version gros beauf, qui n'avait pas compris que son monde avait déjà sombré." mh yes, this is the kind of tea i ordered, thanks.

On the other hand, Thomas being "relieved" that Vinca is dating someone that was manipulating and raping her and that this means that "she still cares about
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SueLucie
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I was expecting more from this, especially as it would appear to be such a big hit in France. I expected something more ‘noir’ in the Gallic tradition but found it a tad pedestrian. The writing especially - too much name dropping of designer labels, artists, musicians, authors, too little real life and too few engaging characters - and a clunkiness to it that made me cringe at times. Beyond her mesmerising self-possession and physical grace, I couldn’t see the attraction Vinca had for practicall ...more
Ivi
I loved it :) 3 stars
Iva
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: crime fiction lovers, people in search of something different French lovers
Recommended to Iva by: Marija Raevska
Shelves: predizvik, ebooks, kindle
Great, interesting and gripping book Longer review when I gather my thoughts a bit...
Kristijan
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is absolutely amazing.
Jennifer
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was ok; it didn't impress me as much as expected. It was a slow pace compared to other thrillers I've recently read. Maybe something was lost in the translation. I never really figured out all the characters' obsessions with this Vinca Rockwell because she wasn't really described well. And there is a pretty big error in the beginning (p.58) that misleads the reader. Unless it was supposed to be the narrator remembering wrongly, I don't know why Vinca says "He forced me." What did I lik ...more
Cora
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A classical Guillaume Musso thriller,with twists and turns one does not.expect exactly when you think you figured it all out.I missed a bit the atmosphere of his other novels,it is a je ne sais quoi that makes me think more of Paris and its vibes,but maybe that is just me
Milena
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Wow!
It's absolutely amazing how many plot twists you can read in this book!
I absolutely loved the storyline.
And the fact that I red the book in one day, well, I think that says all!
I'm not quite a fan of thriller but Musso's books I absolutely adore!
Another great book!
Jane
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best Musso yet and a real page turner ; great plot.
Debbie Littley
Set on a dual timeline the story is told between past and present as it follows Thomas, a successful author, as he returns to France to attend a school reunion. A return to his past and a return to that one night that changed the lives of Thomas and his best friend Maxime's lives for good. And now the secrets of that night are about to come to light and change their lives once again.

Thomas was in love with Vinca, everyone is in love with Vinca but Thomas's love isn't reciprocated and campus rumo
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Sara
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense
(I received this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review).
When I started reading this book, it felt a bit off to be reading a slightly noir-ish style set in modern times. Even the visits to the past were only in the 1990s! And then, the murderers are revealed, right near the start...what is going on?!

Actual events and people's perceptions of those events make for convoluted histories in the best of circumstances. Add misdirected longing, high school dramatics, guilt, jealousy, poor communicat
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Misfits farm
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vinca is unwell and is visited by her friend Thomas. We are in 1992 and they are both at school. His discovers that not only is she pregnant but has been raped- and who by. Thomas seeks out the culprit and with a little help the perpetrator is accidentally dead. The school gymnasium is being built and so it appears that the perfect hiding place for the body is amongst the foundations. Soon afterwards Vinca disappears without a trace. She has been rumoured to be having an affair with one of the s ...more
Janell Madison
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Reunion is an Advanced Reading Copy that I got in the mail. I enjoyed reading it, but there are a lot of characters in the book to keep track of. The Author does a good job describing everyone to help with this. A well written mystery!-Janell

The Reunion~ The book starts out in 2017 and goes back and forth between 2017 and 1992. A Reunion is happening and it is also a dedication of a new expansion at the exclusive school that these now adults attended in their youth. The gym is about to be de
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Sandy
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaway-wins
I was lucky to win an ARC from Little Brown and Company. This book is to be released in July 2019.
To be honest when I first picked up and started reading this novel, I thought it may not be for me since a lot of the names were a bit foreign to me as well as the places. However, I am here to tell you to keep on reading if that is going to detour you.
This story goes back and forth between two time lines. Winter of 1992, and Spring of 2017. On a cold wintery December night in 1992 Vinca and her ph
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Susan
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
To be honest, I found this something of a disappointment. Set in 2017, with flashbacks to 1992, the story concerns four friends, who haven’t spoken for twenty five years - Thomas, Maxime, Fanny and the attractive, alluring Vinca.

In 2017 there is a reunion at the school the friends attended. Thomas, now living in the States, receives an email from Maxime and finds himself revisiting both his old haunts, and his past. For the reunion is fraught with danger, as hidden secrets could be revealed. Ba
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Fungi From Yuggoth
THE REUNION, by bestselling French author Guillaume Musso, is astonishingly complex and riveting, a one-day read for me. On one level, it is a compelling clear-eyed examination of life at age 44, and whether success and life goals have been achieved; whether one has lived up to one's expectations and those of others. On another level, it is a finely-tuned and very complicated mystery from "out of the past," and I was engrossed from the beginning as over and over our protagonist - narrator, novel ...more
Khouloud Essid
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"There are people who have been stuck somewhere in time. People for whom the past does not pass."
between what happened in 1992 to haunt you until 2017,nothing seems like we used to know,as if a story within a story and you cannot see what story is the truth or the right version.
As usual, this is a big page-turner, Musso is strong to make us want to go to the end of the book. This psychological thriller is full of extreme tension all along and the novel reads very well, perhaps to advise those wh
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Lori Willett
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was able to get my hands on an ARC of this one and I wanted to read and review it before July when it is due to come out. This is a very entertaining, easy to follow story involving a private school, murder, an scandalous love affair and lies upon lies. Reading it reminded me greatly of Donna Tartt's A Secret History and Michele Campbell's She Was the Quiet One. there were a couple twists that I didn't see coming and ended in a very satisfyingly way. The characters were believable and introduc ...more
Monica
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
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Claire Barfell
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways! WOW! This book is about the reunion of three friends and their secrets and mysteries. Did Vinca run away with a Professor or was she murdered? The description of the scenery is wonderful. There are other people who are killed and a lot of surprises in the story. Thomas always yearned for Vinca, but was she different than he thought? Find out when this book comes out in July, 2019.
Marcia
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm not a mystery reader but I enjoyed this book about two students murdered years earlier, the bodies walled up in the school gym. The main character, Thomas, was in love with Vinca, one of the victims. The gym is soon to be demolished and the bodies will be found. That sets the stage for the story and I won't tell you the rest. The book had surprising twists and was worth the read. I recommend it.
Frédéric
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
At first, I was reluctant to read it.
I had assimilated Guillaume Musso with Marc Levy and Chattam (writers I really don't like), but even though the style is a bit heavy on the edge, the frame is nicely set, the characters are vivid enough, the twits are enjoyable.

It's a good thriller for the summer.
Maggie
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved this book! While I was able to pick up on a few of the main surprises, there were so many twists and turns that it kept me in suspense the entire time. The descriptions of the characters and setting were vivid and the plot was enthralling. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this as a quick, entertaining summer read!
Auriane De Premilhat
I liked this book. It keeps you on edge the whole time. Every time you think you're finding out the truth, a twist happens. I enjoyed the fact that you get enough bit of info to try to make up your own theory, but not enough to find it out completely.
Kylie Corley
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Won an ARC from a Goodreads giveaway.
To me it felt like I've read this story hundreds of times, just different names and places. The second half of the book was entertaining and I was so enthralled with it that I couldn't put it down.
Sandrine Bouchelkia
Loved it. Didn't expect that twist. A good reflection on what parents will do for their children, how books help us in life and the influence of teachers on their students. And you can almost imagine the the warm air of the South of France caressing you skin.
Louise
May 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wonder if this lost something in translation,as everyone else seems to love it.
I found it a bit of a chore to read,and to be honest almost gave up at 85% of the book.
Pushed through,but don't feel I gained anything by doing so.
Pascale
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It may not be the best book ever written, but it had me hooked in no time, then I could not put it down.
Kelly Van Damme
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
review to follow
Sharon
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 star rating for this Goodreads giveway.
An implausible (#plottwisto'plenty) page turner that is a perfect beach read thriller.
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One of the most popular authors in France today. From his early childhood with reading books and plays, Guillaume Musso became convinced that one day, he too would write novels. After finishing high school in France, Guillaume Musso left for the United States at the age of 19. He spent several months in New York City, living with other young foreigners and earning his money by selling ice-cream. H ...more
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