By Tatiana de Rosnay
All of it begun with an easy beach holiday, a brother and sister recapturing their early life. Antoine Rey suggestion he had the right shock for his sister Mélanie’s birthday: a weekend via the ocean at Noirmoutier Island, the place the pair spent many satisfied formative years summers taking part in at the seashore. It were too lengthy, Antoine idea, because they’d lower back to the island—over thirty years, considering that their mom died and the kin vacations ceased. however the island’s haunting good looks triggers very happy stories; it reminds Mélanie of anything unforeseen and deeply irritating approximately their final island summer season. while, at the force domestic to Paris, she ultimately summons the braveness to bare what she understands to Antoine, her feelings triumph over her and he or she loses keep watch over of the car.
Recovering from the twist of fate in a close-by health facility, Mélanie attempts to keep in mind what triggered her to crash. Antoine encounters an unforeseen best friend: attractive, streetwise Angèle, a mortician who will train him new meanings for the phrases lifestyles, love and demise. without warning, even if, the previous comes swinging again at either siblings, pressured with a dismal fact approximately their mom, Clarisse.
Trapped within the wake of a stunning relations mystery shrouded by way of taboo, Antoine needs to confront his previous and likewise his stricken relationships together with his personal kids. How good does he relatively recognize his mom, his young children, even himself? unexpectedly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will research the reality approximately his relations and himself the demanding way.
By turns exciting, seductive and harmful, with a lingering impact that's bittersweet and redeeming, A mystery saved is the tale of a latest kin, the invisible ties that carry it jointly, and the effect it has all through existence.
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