Release date - 3rd April 2018
Book length - 370 pages
Publisher - HQ
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank the team at HQ for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In a city of millions, it’s easy to lose someone…
Twelve weeks before Leah Eady arrived in France, her husband disappeared. Early one morning, he walked out the door and never came back. All he left behind was a scrumpled note in a cereal box, leading her to the bustling streets of Paris.
Once she arrives, she discovers a mysterious unfinished manuscript written by her husband, and set in the very same city. Hoping to uncover more clues, Leah takes over a crumbling bookshop with her two young daughters, only to realise that he might just be closer than any of them ever imagined…
…but what if he doesn’t want to be found?
Leah's relationship with her husband was never a conventional one but nothing about them was conventional - from the moment they met to the breaks away that Robert took regularly to help him with his writing. But as time passed and their children began to grow up, Leah felt like she was losing the man she had chosen to share her life and loves with, and then one day he simply disappears. From a code in a cereal box, tickets to Paris (a place that represents so much to them), to a half-finished manuscript, Leah and her daughters plunge themselves into a new life half in hopes of finding Robert and the rest of the time needing something new to grasp onto. But nothing could prepare them for the ups and downs, secrets, and truths that will be revealed along the way ...
Definitely a slow-burner, PARIS BY THE BOOK by Liam Callanan is a quirky and unusual read that definitely fits into the contemporary/women's fiction genre better than mystery or thriller. At times I found the book a little tough to get into but as I became surrounded by the essence of Paris, it soon became easier, and the later parts of the book are quite captivating.
PARIS BY THE BOOK has unusual characters that aren't always likeable but they are compelling in their own right and this story has something that makes you need to know what really happened.
Liam Callanan is a novelist, teacher and journalist, whose first novel, The Cloud Atlas, was a finalist for an Edgar Award. Winner of George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts and Letters, Liam has published in The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The San Francisco Chronicle, and has recorded numerous essays for public radio. He's taught for the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and daughters.
For more information:
Website - www.liamcallanan.com
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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