Plot. Lia inherits a beautiful Paris apartment from her deceased grandmother; she had no idea the apartment existed. Her grandmother never spoke of Paris, let alone this apartment. Paintings are hidden behind a closet wall – another hiding space with a bed is behind an armoire. Was grandmother a Nazi collaborator or part of the French resistance? Priceless art and a small hidden room? Could go either way. Lia hires an art historian to help identify the paintings and get to the bottom of the mystery.
Liked—a page-turner. The fear of the French during the occupation is palatable – not only fear of the Nazis but fear of your neighbors as well. The story is not about the Nazi concentration camps; however, they are mentioned.
Not so hot. The ending seemed rushed, and the author wrapped it up quickly and left no loose ends. Disappointed because there are areas that could have been elaborated upon considerably and added much to the story.
Written by Kelly Bowen, narrated by Polly Lee, Marisa Calin, Gemma Dawson, Steve West, 12 hours of listening in unabridged audiobook format, released in June 2021 by Forever,