The Collector by Anne-Laure Thiéblemont
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I have read a few of Le French Book translations and all have been pretty good and this is no different, except for the ending which for me was disappointing. Marion Spicer is a private investigator within the arts and antiquities market in Paris. Inheriting a huge and prestigious collection from a father she never knew, Marion's life changes dramatically as she is plunged into murderous chaos, while she tries to find three priceless statues which are conditions of her fathers will. The writing style is easy reading and the translation excellent, as no attempt has been made to make it French by adding little words or phases to create the atmosphere, this done solely in English which I prefer. It might have been awarded four stars but the ending on its own prevented this.
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