Tuesday, January 12, 2016

After the Crash - Book Review

The French may be behind the times in accepting Celiac Disease and gluten-free diets, but they sure are ahead of us in getting good literature! They've had Michel Bussi's novel After the Crash for three years already, and now, in 2016, the U.S. is just now getting an English translation of the book.

It was worth the wait even if you didn't know you were waiting for it.

In 1980, a plane crashes. Everybody on board dies, except for one little baby girl. The girl's grandparents arrive to claim her as their granddaughter Lyse-Rose. Problem is, another set of grandparents say the baby is their granddaughter Emilie. This is before DNA testing could easily confirm which family the baby belongs to, so a court battle ensues, a judgement is made, and there's bad blood between the two families for the next 18 years.

But once the girl turns 18, a private investigator hired by one of the families leaves her a notebook of his findings. After she reads it, she leaves it to Marc, who had been raised as her brother. And then she disappears. Marc now has to piece together the information left in the notebook, find his sister before she does anything rash, and uncover the truth about the girl's parentage no matter what.

While I didn't get into this book right away, making it past the first few chapters was all it took to completely engross me in the story. You don't know who to trust or just what the truth might be, and the suspense kills you! This will definitely be the IT crime novel of 2016.

After the Crash is published by Hachette Books and is on bookstore shelves now. I received a free advance review copy at Book Expo America with no obligation to review.

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