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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

After the Crash by Michael Bussi


Summary on Goodreads.

"On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. 168 out of 169 passengers are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a three-month-old baby girl. Two families, one rich, the other poor, step forward to claim her, sparking an investigation that will last for almost two decades. Is she Lyse-Rose or Emilie?..." [+ more]

I loved this mystery! Just when I was convinced that the survival child was Lyse-Rose something would point to Emilie. I also developed another theory that turned out to be right, but I wasn't sure of it. It was more like "what if..."

This book is a translation from the French version, and just like the translated work of Pierre Lemaitre, I think that French authors got it right!! Just like their movies :-)

While reading, I was thinking "Hello! DNA testing." Well, this is also explained in the story, thank God. 

The story is told in different point of views, but mainly through Marc reading the journal that the detective left behind. So, if you are not a fan of different POVs, you can simply skip them and read the diary entries.

This book was definitely a good detective read for me. Looking forward to other books by the same author.