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Conspiracy of Lies
Suzi Stembridge's review
Aug 03, 2017
I often finish a book of modern fiction feeling it was a good read but I rarely feel a book is outstanding. After a gentle beginning this book really develops and I put it into the same class as Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and it deserves to be as well read. In the summer of 1943 on a stormy night Claire Bouchant slipped into, or rather was hurled against the rocks of the coast of Northern France and so began the story of an exceptionally brave woman. The prologue and first couple of chapters hold the readers attention but after a re-reading of these after finishing the book nothing suggests to the reader that they should have been able to predict plot against the background of the Second World War where the outcome is much documented. Every page seems to come as a surprise, every page is a historical depiction of the lives of the French resistance; sometimes a relief and delight often horror filled accounts with suspense. Through all this is intense romance. It is also historically fascinating and would make a wonderful drama or movie.
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August 3, 2017 – Shelved