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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns

The trip to Paris had been in the planning for years. Kat and Amy had talked and planned to the last detail and Amy's marriage to William had slightly derailed the whole idea. Between them both they had thought of how they could keep William in the dark, skip off to Paris during one of his long business trips and return with no one being the wiser! Kat's death was a huge blow to Amy and one she just could not come to terms with. Going to Paris on her own seemed to be the only tribute Amy could pay to her friend, her former lover and her soul mate.

It seemed fanciful, out of reach but with the right planning it could of course be done. Needless to say we had nothing difficult like visas, finances to look at which took it out of the realm of ordinary and put it up there as something almost fairy tale like.

It was a good story though, at times fanciful because her befriending someone in Paris who took her under her wing, looked after her so well and helped her at every turn was something that seemed a touch unreal. It can happen of course and it did here.

In Paris Amy ran the gamut of being stalked, robbed, besieged by scams at every turn. The theme of food was paramount throughout and the descriptions were mouth watering.

The marriage was anyway teetering and this trip seemed to be the final nail in the coffin. How William handles his wife's disappearance is noteworthy too. Not one to get into a flap he systematically finds out what happened, where she is and appears in Paris too.

About life and love in general and Paris in great detail, this was one for the Francophiles.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of Velvet Morning Press.

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