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A Secret Kept

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A Secret Kept

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Antoine Rey surprised his sister Mélanie with a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers. But the island's haunting beauty triggers more than happy...
Antoine Rey surprised his sister Mélanie with a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers. But the island's haunting beauty triggers more than happy...
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  • Antoine Rey surprised his sister Mélanie with a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers. But the island's haunting beauty triggers more than happy memories - it reminds Mélanie of something unexpected and deeply disturbing. When, on the drive home to Paris, she finally summons the courage to reveal what she knows, her emotions overcome her and she loses control of the car. The past comes swinging back at both siblings, burdened with a dark truth about their mother, Clarisse. Suddenly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will learn the truth about his family and himself the hard way.

 
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  • Tatiana de Rosnay was born in the suburbs of Paris and is of English, French and Russian descent. She is the author of nine French novels. She also writes for French ELLE, and is a literary critic for Psychologies magazine. She is married and has two children. Sarah's Key is her first novel written in her mother tongue, English.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Simon Vance is an ideal performer for this tightly plotted and beautifully made story about a French family whose stress fractures have widened into chasms. Antoine Rey still loves his wife, who has left him for a younger man. His beautiful sister, Melanie, is turning 40 alone after a romantic breakup. On a weekend trip to a place they haven't seen since childhood, memories of their long-dead mother surface, and suddenly both are haunted by unanswered questions. Vance's French accent is elegant and assured, but more important, his sympathy for these complex and interesting characters keeps the drama from crossing into melodrama. He is particularly strong with women's voices and Antoine's teenaged children, using deft changes of register that never feel forced. A performance to savor. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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