Monday, October 30, 2017

Review: The Confidant

The Confidant The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a dual timeline novel, that alternates between 1975 and the years before-during-after WWII.

In 1975, in Paris, Camille has just lost her mother when she receives a long, unsigned letter. She tries to find the anonymous sender to no avail, and she keeps getting letters about a woman named Annie and a man called Louis, describing their lives during the Second WW. Somehow, she feels this must be related to her, but doesn't understand why or how.

I thought I'd had my share of WWII books, but this one reads as a mystery, which happens to be one of my favorite genres, and although it speaks of the horrors of the war (no way not to mention them), it's more about the people.

It's also about Camille and the decisions she will make with her life, and how the letters influence her 30 years later after the events the letters narrate.

Great book, beautifully written and translated.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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