A Secret Kept: A Novel by Tatiana de Rosnay

By Tatiana de Rosnay

This beautiful new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, writer of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah's Key, plumbs the depths of advanced kin relationships and the ability of a previous mystery to alter every thing within the present.

It all started with an easy beach holiday, a brother and sister recapturing their early life. Antoine Rey concept he had the fitting shock for his sister Mélanie's birthday: a weekend via the ocean at Noirmoutier Island, the place the pair spent many satisfied early life summers taking part in at the seashore. It have been too lengthy, Antoine proposal, on account that they would again to the island―over thirty years, due to the fact that their mom died and the kinfolk vacation trips ceased. however the island's haunting attractiveness triggers very happy thoughts; it reminds Mélanie of whatever unforeseen and deeply anxious approximately their final island summer season. while, at the force domestic to Paris, she eventually summons the braveness to bare what she is familiar with to Antoine, her feelings triumph over her and she or he loses keep an eye on of the car.

Recovering from the coincidence in a close-by medical institution, Mélanie attempts to remember what brought on her to crash. Antoine encounters an unforeseen best friend: horny, streetwise Angèle, a mortician who will train him new meanings for the phrases lifestyles, love and loss of life. all of sudden, although, the prior comes swinging again at either siblings, careworn with a gloomy fact approximately their mom, Clarisse.

Trapped within the wake of a surprising kin mystery shrouded via taboo, Antoine needs to confront his previous and likewise his afflicted relationships along with his personal little ones. How good does he quite recognize his mom, his kids, even himself? unexpectedly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will study the reality approximately his relatives and himself the challenging way.

By turns exciting, seductive and harmful, with a lingering impression that's bittersweet and redeeming, A mystery stored is the tale of a contemporary family members, the invisible ties that carry it jointly, and the influence it has all through life.

A movie is now in creation, to famous person Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Now you notice Me), Laurent Lafitte (The red Rivers, Little White Lies), and Audrey Dana (Roman de Gare, The Clink of Ice) and should commence taking pictures in April!

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He was pulled away from his reminiscences by a bloodcurdling whoop. Melanie, no longer by his side, had stripped to a daringly brief bikini and was flinging herself into the sea. He looked at her, flabbergasted. She seemed incandescent with joy, her long hair hanging like a black curtain down her back. " she yelled. " She pronounced divine the way Blanche used to, dee-vine. He hadn't seen his sister in a bathing suit for years. She looked good, taut and firm. Certainly better than he did. He had put on weight in that initial dreary year of his divorce.

She leaned against him. They had to shout against the wind. "So many things are coming back . . " "Yes," Melanie said. "I can see her here. I can see her on this beach. She had an orange bathing suit. A fuzzy material. And she used to chase us into the water. " "Yes, I do. We both learned the same summer. " "Bossy and husbandless, like she is now. " Melanie shook her head. "No. I don't think she sees Father much either, you know. I think they had a falling-out when Grand-pere died. Money matters, inheritance stuff.

Spoke four languages fluently. Knew how to waltz. And couldn't live up to commitment, even after six years with Melanie. Olivier wasn't ready to settle down. Despite being forty-one. So he had left Melanie only to promptly get a twenty-five-year-old manicurist pregnant. He was now the proud father of twins. Melanie never forgave him. Why Noirmoutier? Because they had spent unforgettable summers there. Because Noirmoutier was the symbol of the perfection of youth, of those happy-go-lucky days when the summer vacation seemed endless, when you felt you were nine years old forever.

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