By Tatiana de Rosnay
All of it all started with an easy beach holiday, a brother and sister recapturing their early life. Antoine Rey idea he had the ideal shock for his sister Mélanie’s birthday: a weekend by way of the ocean at Noirmoutier Island, the place the pair spent many satisfied youth summers taking part in at the seashore. It have been too lengthy, Antoine inspiration, considering they’d back to the island—over thirty years, because their mom died and the family members vacations ceased. however the island’s haunting good looks triggers very happy stories; it reminds Mélanie of whatever unforeseen and deeply stressful 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 he or she loses regulate of the car.
Recovering from the twist of fate in a close-by clinic, Mélanie attempts to bear in mind what brought on her to crash. Antoine encounters an unforeseen best friend: attractive, streetwise Angèle, a mortician who will educate him new meanings for the phrases existence, love and dying. by surprise, despite the fact that, the previous comes swinging again at either siblings, harassed with a gloomy fact approximately their mom, Clarisse.
Trapped within the wake of a stunning kin mystery shrouded through taboo, Antoine needs to confront his previous and in addition his relationships together with his personal young children. How good does he particularly recognize his mom, his little ones, 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 relatives and himself the tough way.
By turns exciting, seductive and harmful, with a lingering impact that's bittersweet and redeeming, A mystery stored is the tale of a latest family members, the invisible ties that carry it jointly, and the influence it has all through existence.
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A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay