The Girl in the Shadows by Katherine Debona

The Girl in the Shadows

byKatherine Debona

Kobo ebook | March 29, 2017

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‘A stylish and sophisticated thriller. With bold, clever writing, this is an assured debut and very welcome addition to the genre.’ – Aviva Dautch A teenage girl, missing in Paris. A young woman, searching for her mother. A female PI on a mission. When police drop the case on missing Mathilde Benazet, renegade PI Veronique Cotillard steps in to prove that she can succeed where police inspector Guillaume Leveque failed… Alice Weston’s father had always told her that her mother died in childbirth – but now, Alice has proof that her mother may be alive and living in Paris. When her father dies, Alice decides to take matters into her own hands: it’s time to uncover her family’s long-buried secrets… at any cost. As Alice and Veronique’s lives intertwine, and the city of Paris prepares to celebrate Bastille Day in the shadows of a gathering storm, both women must face the ghosts of their past – and the monsters in the present. What reviewers are saying about THE GIRL IN THE SHADOWS: ‘Fast paced and kept me on my toes. I couldn't wait to read what was going to happen next. Veronique is a strong female detective which is really refreshing.’ – Dash Fan, Blogger ‘This is the kind of book that you desperately hope will have a sequel; all of these characters (especially Veronique, Christophe and Guillaume) have such depth that it would be a shame not to meet them again in the future.’ – Lynne Frappier, NetGalley reviewer ‘Katherine Debona is a fine writer. This book is both well written and plotted.’ – Joyce Fox, NetGalley reviewer ‘A girl is missing in this complex family drama that is both heart wrenching and infuriating … Keep the tissues handy! The writer's style is very readable. I loved this book.’ – Judy Dowell, NetGalley reviewer ‘A complex and intricately woven mystery.’ – Rosemary Smith, NetGalley reviewer ‘Kept me guessing as there were twists and turns galore, with a surprising ending.’ – Philip White, NetGalley reviewer ‘I was drawn in from the onset.’ – Susan Anne Burton, NetGalley reviewer
Title:The Girl in the ShadowsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 29, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008244847

ISBN - 13:9780008244842

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The starting of a wonderful series Thank you Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book. A solid read. This is the kind of book that you desperately hope will have a sequel; all of these characters (especially Veronique, Christophe and Guillaume) have such depth that it would be a shame not to meet them again in the future. The Girl in the Shadows is a story that is told through alternating points of view - predominately Veronique's or Alice's, we are transported to Paris - the city of love, lights and also a gritty underground that can suck someone in and then spit them out. When 18 year old Mathilde goes missing, Veronique is hired by her mother to try and find her, something the police have failed to do. The beauty of this book is in the writing, the character development and the plot. Without giving too much away, when you read the synopses you know that there has to be a link somehow between the three main characters; Katherine Debona does a brilliant job of keeping you guessing - wondering what the connection is and how it will unfold. On a side note: Veronique reminded me of Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)- on the side of truth and protecting the weak/victim, haunted by her past. Recommended read. (Katherine Debona's style reminds me of Hélène Grémillon.)
Date published: 2017-03-29