I don’t normally read general fiction novels, but I loved Sarah’s Key so I thought I would give another book by de Rosnay a chance.
This novel grabs you right from the start with memory and a car accident. While the sharing of the memory is delayed, there is just enough family drama and personal reflection on the past to keep you moving forward wondering what the memory and in turn the secret is. The ending does not resolve everything laid out in the course of the novel, but it is satisfying enough.
I did have an inkling as to what the secret was, but that did not stop me from enjoying the book and feeling for the characters as they tried to discover it for themselves.