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The Last of the Stanfields by @Marc_Levy

By Pamelascott

A mystery, a love story, and a search through a shadowy past. Two strangers unite in this novel of family secrets by international bestselling author Marc Levy, the most read contemporary French author in the world.

When London journalist Eleanor-Rigby Donovan receives an anonymous letter alluding to a crime committed by her deceased mother, her life is turned upside down. It points her to a bar on the Baltimore Harbour, where she finds a stranger who has received the same mysterious letter about his own mother. Together, Eleanor-Rigby and this young man, George-Harrison Collins, embark on a quest through the shadowy past of the Stanfields, a moneyed Maryland family full of unimaginable secrets. These secrets will transport them back decades, across continents, and to a mysterious crime long buried...until now.


[My name is Eleanor-Rigby Donovan]


(AmazonCrossing, 1 January 2019, 362 pages, ebook, copy from @AmazonKindle, Kindle Owner's Lending Library)



This is a really interesting, well-written book. The book is full of mystery and suspense. Who wrote Eleanor-Rigby the letter? What is her mother's real identity? What is the big secret from her mother's past? I love a good mystery. The Last of the Stanfields ticks all the boxes. I enjoyed the fact chapters set in the present focusing on Eleanor-Rigby and George-Harrison trying to unravel the mystery was interwoven with chapters focusing on the past of Eleanor-Rigby's mother. The big secret is not quite what I expected, it's not very big at all and I felt a smidgeon of disappointment. Still, this is a good read.

Last Stanfields @Marc_Levy

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