Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Lost Concerto Book Review

A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France.  Generations of seafarers have named the place Ile de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death occurs and a terrified child vanishes into the mist.

The child’s godmother, Maggie O’Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of her husband and best friend, has withdrawn from her life as a classical pianist. But then a recording of unforgettable music and a grainy photograph surface, connecting her missing godson to a long-lost first love. 

The photograph will draw Maggie inexorably into a collision course with criminal forces, decades-long secrets, stolen art and musical artifacts, and deadly terrorists. Her search will take her to the Festival de Musique, Aix-en-Provence, France, where she discovers answers to her husband’s death, an unexpected love―and a musical masterpiece lost for decades.

A compelling blend of suspense, mystery, political intrigue, and romance, The Lost Concerto explores universal themes of loss, vengeance, courage, and love.

My Review:
4.5 stars

Wow…what can I say? This book was phenomenal. I’ll admit, while I originally thought it sounded interesting, I didn’t think I would like it this much. That last line of the blurb? Sums up this book perfectly. While I had a hard time getting into the story at first, I soon was anxiously reading, wondering what was going to happen next. I was traveling along with Maggie, trying to figure out all the plot twists while connecting on an emotional level as well. The fact that I not only connected with these characters, but connected with them on such an emotional level surprised me. To go from disliking a character to rooting for him, feeling Maggie’s grief and pain like it was my own…yeah, I was very emotionally involved.

As for the plot…well, I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll just say that while sometimes, I saw some of the twists coming, I was still blindsided by others. The story hardly ever got dull, and I didn’t want to have to put the book down to go to class.

While I was expecting a good read, I wasn’t expecting this to be one of my favorite reads of 2015. That being said, I highly recommend you give TLC a try, as it is a marvelous read. You won’t be disappointed.

*I received this in exchange for an honest review.*
*This is a sponsored post.*

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