I just finished up listening to the audio book After the Crash by Michel Bussi. My on line library had new audio books out a few weeks ago and I quickly put as many as I could on my hold list. All of them had long wait times and finally this one came up. To be honest, I didn’t even remember what it was about. When I got the notification that it was available, I quickly downloaded it and started listening.
All I could think of as I started the book – Was it worth the wait? Well I can tell you that I think itwas worth the wait. This is a mystery? It has a good premise. The book was originally a French novel so there are a few clumsy sentences..nothing terrible. I think it’s part of the translation. I did like the book…it kept my interest easily.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Just after midnight on December 23, 1980, a night flight bound for Paris plummets toward the Swiss Alps, crashing into a snowy mountainside. Within seconds flames engulf the plane, which is filled with holiday travelers. Of the 169 passengers, all but one perish.
The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl–thrown from the airliner before fire consumes the cabin. But two infants were on board. Is “the Miracle Child of Mont Terri” Lyse-Rose or Emilie? The families of both girls step forward to claim the child. Dogged by bad luck, the Vitrals live a simple life, selling snacks from a van on the beaches of northern France. In contrast, the de Carvilles, who amassed a fortune in the oil business, are powerful-and dangerous.
Eighteen years later, a private detective tasked with solving the mystery of the girl known as “Lylie” is on the verge of giving up. As he contemplates taking his own life, Crédule Grand-Duc suddenly discovers a secret hidden in plain view. Will he live to tell it?
Meanwhile, Lylie, now a beautiful university student, entrusts a secret notebook into the hands of Marc, the brooding young man who loves her, and then vanishes. After Marc reads the notebook’s contents, he embarks on a frantic search for Lylie.
But he is not the only one looking for her.”
I was a little surprised. Amazon readers only gave the book 3.7 stars. Hmm….I liked the book. I was thinking more like 4.2 stars. Usually book that Amazon readers rate so low are books that I have trouble finishing. I had no trouble finishing this book at all. In fact I stayed up late to finish it.